9:10 cut off. The lowly King will cause all wars to cease, and will become ruler over all the earth, but this obviously did not happen when He came fulfilling the first part of this prophecy, entering Jerusalem on a young donkey. As with numerous prophecies, especially Messianic prophecies, there is a blending of the events of His first and second comings. A frequently used illustration is that of an observer looking at two far-off mountain peaks. Unaware that there is a great valley between the peaks, he assumes they are part of the same mountain, describing the two together.
9:10 ends of the earth. Zechariah here, in effect repeats and reinforces such earlier Messianic prophecies as Psalm 72:8; Micah 5:4; etc.