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Zechariah 9 - ESV

Judgment on Israel's Enemies 1 The burden of the word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach
and Damascus is its resting place.
For the Lord has an eye on mankind
and on all the tribes of Israel,[a]
2 and on Hamath also, which borders on it,
Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.
3 Tyre has built herself a rampart
and heaped up silver like dust,
and fine gold like the mud of the streets.
4 But behold, the Lord will strip her of her possessions
and strike down her power on the sea,
and she shall be devoured by fire.
5 Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid;
Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish;
Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded.
The king shall perish from Gaza;
Ashkelon shall be uninhabited;
6 a mixed people[b] shall dwell in Ashdod,
and I will cut off the pride of Philistia.
7 I will take away its blood from its mouth,
and its abominations from between its teeth;
it too shall be a remnant for our God;
it shall be like a clan in Judah,
and Ekron shall be like the Jebusites.
8 Then I will encamp at my house as a guard,
so that none shall march to and fro;
no oppressor shall again march over them,
for now I see with my own eyes.
The Coming King of Zion 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10 I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and he shall speak peace to the nations;
his rule shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
11 As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
12 Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.
13 For I have bent Judah as my bow;
I have made Ephraim its arrow.
I will stir up your sons, O Zion,
against your sons, O Greece,
and wield you like a warrior's sword.
The Lord Will Save His People 14 Then the Lord will appear over them,
and his arrow will go forth like lightning;
the Lord God will sound the trumpet
and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.
15 The Lord of hosts will protect them,
and they shall devour, and tread down the sling stones,
and they shall drink and roar as if drunk with wine,
and be full like a bowl,
drenched like the corners of the altar.
16 On that day the Lord their God will save them,
as the flock of his people;
for like the jewels of a crown
they shall shine on his land.
17 For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty!
Grain shall make the young men flourish,
and new wine the young women.


a. Zechariah 9:1 A slight emendation yields For to the Lord belongs the capital of Syria and all the tribes of Israel
b. Zechariah 9:6 Or a foreign people; Hebrew a bastard

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Palm Sunday, Expectations.
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Apr, 2015
Summary: On Palm Sunday expectations as to who Jesus was did not meet with reality, Often when expectations don't meet with reality the outcome will be conflict, either internal or external. The religious people already had their minds set on an outcome for Jesus.
Series: Easter 2015
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Mar, 2015
Summary: Jesus coming to redeem the children through his blood.
Kelly Durant avatar
The Palm Sunday Prophecy (Fulfilled)
Shared by: Kelly Durant on Mar, 2015
Summary: A study of 5 points of fulfilled prophecy in Zechariah 9:9 and how they relate to the life of a Christian
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Dark may be the day in which we minister, but we HAVE HOPE! We must learn to share hope with the hopeless. Come let us trust God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Zechariah 9:11-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,004
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
Summary: Que sera sera, what will be will be --- may be a popular idea, but it is not Biblical. The new young King will not listen to the preacher... The price tag is expensive. Be a prisoner of hope!
Scripture: Zechariah 9:12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 504
James Stophel avatar
A Common Colt for an Uncommon King
Shared by: James Stophel on Jun, 2014
Summary: Palm Sunday Message
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 774
Keith Foskey avatar
Rejoice Over Your King!
Shared by: Keith Foskey on Apr, 2014
Summary: Zechariah 9:9 promises the king of Israel would come into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. 400 years later, Jesus fulfilled this important prophecy.
Dan Cormie avatar
Palm Sunday: Celebrate the King
Shared by: Dan Cormie on Mar, 2013
Summary: The crowd announces in their cries that Jesus is the awaited king and they offer shouts of praise. When the Pharisees tell Jesus to rebuke them - he rather confirms what they are saying.
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 862
Peter Fisher avatar
Are we more concerned about living LIKE a king, or living FOR a king?
Shared by: Peter Fisher on Mar, 2013
Summary: A sermon for Palm Sunday, the importance of living for the King, rather than living like a king
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-13
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 692
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Palm Sunday, the king still brings salvation!
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Apr, 2011
Summary: Zechariah's prophetic message of the coming king, is still as important today as it was at the time of the triumpant entry entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, do we allow him entry into our lives?
Series: Easter 2011
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-11
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 1,340
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2010
Summary: After seeing the humble Messiah riding on a donkey the prophet's vision is directed to the victory that will follow and to the blessed results of the second coming. This Redeemer-King not only will deliver Zion and Israel but also to the entire earth.
Series: Zechariah
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:10-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,789
Gordon Curley avatar
The King on a Donkey.
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: Prophecy concerning Jesus. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-17
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 470
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2010
Summary: A prophetic description of Alexander the Great's progress south conquering the traditional enemies of Israel by divine providence & the deliverance of Jerusalem. But the total prophecy does not point to this conquer's success but to another Hero's success
Series: Zechariah
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 11,404
Thomas Swope avatar
The Righteous King
Shared by: Thomas Swope on May, 2010
Summary: A study of chapter 9 verses 1 through 17
Series: Zechariah
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Satan Rebuked & Man Cleansed
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Feb, 2010
Summary: Satan takes our sins & prosecutes them before the Lord, making his case that we are neither worthy of salvation nor able to be servants to God. Here the LORD rebukes Satan & gives the representative of the people, & thus the people, full & final accepta
Series: Zechariah
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,233
Steven Simala Grant avatar
A New King - Zechariah 9
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Jul, 2009
Summary: Zechariah 9-14 is mostly Hebrew Poetry. One commentator has called these "perhaps the most problematic 6 chapters in the bible"
Series: Zechariah
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 613
Joe Rowland avatar
Lightning Inside Of The Church
Shared by: Joe Rowland on May, 2009
Summary: God is manifesting Himself in ways that might seem to scare us. God wants us to know that we don’t have to fear His Presence. Church, I believe that the lightning is inside of our church.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,377
David Flowers avatar
The Gift of Gold
Shared by: David Flowers on Jan, 2009
Summary: Part 1 in series The Three Gifts. Scripture records that the first gift given to Jesus by the Magi was gold – a gift given to a king. But what kind of king is he?
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Denomination: Free Methodist
Views: 888
Douglas Turner avatar
Messianic Prophecies
Shared by: Douglas Turner on Jan, 2009
Summary: i. There are two prophecies regarding the King of Kings in just two verses. In verse 9 we have a prediction of the First Appearance of Jesus Christ, and beginning in verse 10 we have a prophecy regarding the Return of Jesus Christ.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,205
Mike Wilkins avatar
Advent with Handel's Messiah 5
Shared by: Mike Wilkins on Jan, 2009
Summary: Jesus brings peace through the means of peace
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-10
Denomination: *other
Views: 565
William Akehurst avatar
Shared by: William Akehurst on Mar, 2008
Summary: The Old Testament has so many prophesies of JESUS’ arrival. All were fulfilled with Christ our Messiah. BUT there is yet one prophesy that has to be fulfilled...JESUS IS COMING BACK! Are you READY? for Palm Sunday
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Views: 1,048
Vance Elzinga avatar
Just Tenting
Shared by: Vance Elzinga on Jun, 2007
Summary: Also drawing from 2Cor5.1-5, this Fathers Day sermon challenges us to let others see that we regard this life as "tenting."
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-14:21
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 358
Brian Bill avatar
Finding Christ in the Old Testament
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2007
Summary: Jesus fulfills the Old Testament; this is especially seen on Palm Sunday.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,096
Andy Grossman avatar
"The Victorious Savior"
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Mar, 2007
Summary: Ask the question of the reader, "Who do you see sitting on that donkey? What kind of man was Jesus?"
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 588
Jeff Strite avatar
Clearing The Bench
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Mar, 2007
Summary: The first thing Jesus did after His triumphal entry into Jerusalem was to clean house. He cleanses the Temple of it’s sinfulness. What can this teach us about the need for purity and holiness in our churches and our personal lives?
Donato Solano avatar
Shared by: Donato Solano on Dec, 2006
Summary: Today as we remember the Lent put you life under the King’s control. Do it and share in the joy of His continuous victory. SHOUT IN TRIUMPH!
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 812
T. Michael Crews avatar
God At War
Shared by: T. Michael Crews on Nov, 2006
Summary: Exposition of Zech. 9
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,944
Mike Fogerson avatar
Behold, Your King is Coming to You
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on May, 2006
Summary: Believers are anticipating with expectancy the next parade fit for a king.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,249
Paul Wallace avatar
Palm Sunday
Shared by: Paul Wallace on Mar, 2006
Summary: Walk down the Hossanna Road with Jesus and experience the mindset and culture of that day. There is another Triumphal Entry that will just as certainly take place.
based on 206 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-14:5
Views: 54,611
Ken Harris avatar
"loose him"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Sep, 2005
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to OTHERS that GOD has need of them; because, IF GOD can USE a DONKEY (to assist Him in doing Ministry); He can USE THEM TOO.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,748