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Zechariah 9 - NIV

Judgment on Israel’s Enemies

1 A prophecy:

The word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrak
and will come to rest on Damascus—
for the eyes of all people and all the tribes of Israel
are on the Lord[a]

2 and on Hamath too, which borders on it,
and on Tyre and Sidon, though they are very skillful.

3 Tyre has built herself a stronghold;
she has heaped up silver like dust,
and gold like the dirt of the streets.

4 But the Lord will take away her possessions
and destroy her power on the sea,
and she will be consumed by fire.

5 Ashkelon will see it and fear;
Gaza will writhe in agony,
and Ekron too, for her hope will wither.
Gaza will lose her king
and Ashkelon will be deserted.

6 A mongrel people will occupy Ashdod,
and I will put an end to the pride of the Philistines.

7 I will take the blood from their mouths,
the forbidden food from between their teeth.
Those who are left will belong to our God
and become a clan in Judah,
and Ekron will be like the Jebusites.

8 But I will encamp at my temple
to guard it against marauding forces.
Never again will an oppressor overrun my people,
for now I am keeping watch.

The Coming of Zion’s King


Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
righteous and victorious,
lowly and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

10 I will take away the chariots from Ephraim
and the warhorses from Jerusalem,
and the battle bow will be broken.
He will proclaim peace to the nations.
His rule will extend from sea to sea
and from the River[b] to the ends of the earth.

11 As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.

12 Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope;
even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.

13 I will bend Judah as I bend my bow
and fill it with Ephraim.
I will rouse your sons, Zion,
against your sons, Greece,
and make you like a warrior’s sword.

The Lord Will Appear


Then the Lord will appear over them;
his arrow will flash like lightning.
The Sovereign Lord will sound the trumpet;
he will march in the storms of the south,

15 and the Lord Almighty will shield them.
They will destroy
and overcome with slingstones.
They will drink and roar as with wine;
they will be full like a bowl
used for sprinkling[c] the corners of the altar.

16 The Lord their God will save his people on that day
as a shepherd saves his flock.
They will sparkle in his land
like jewels in a crown.

17 How attractive and beautiful they will be!
Grain will make the young men thrive,
and new wine the young women.


a. Zechariah 9:1 Or Damascus.For the eye of the Lord is on all people,as well as on the tribes of Israel,
b. Zechariah 9:10 That is, the Euphrates
c. Zechariah 9:15 Or bowl,like

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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.
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Mar, 2015
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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
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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.
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:11-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
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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
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James Stophel avatar
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Shared by: James Stophel on Jun, 2014
Summary: Palm Sunday Message
Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-10
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Keith Foskey avatar
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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.
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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
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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
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-13
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Andrew Moffatt avatar
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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
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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
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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
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-9
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on May, 2010
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Feb, 2010
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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
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Views: 613
Joe Rowland avatar
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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.
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,377
David Flowers avatar
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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
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Views: 888
Douglas Turner avatar
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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.
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-10
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Views: 1,205
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Shared by: Mike Wilkins on Jan, 2009
Summary: Jesus brings peace through the means of peace
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-10
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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
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Views: 1,048
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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."
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-14:21
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 358
Brian Bill avatar
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Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2007
Summary: Jesus fulfills the Old Testament; this is especially seen on Palm Sunday.
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
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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?"
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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?
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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!
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 812
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Shared by: T. Michael Crews on Nov, 2006
Summary: Exposition of Zech. 9
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:1-17
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Shared by: Mike Fogerson on May, 2006
Summary: Believers are anticipating with expectancy the next parade fit for a king.
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-10
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Views: 2,249
Paul Wallace avatar
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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.
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Scripture: Zechariah 9:9-14:5
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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.
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