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Zechariah 7:1: king Darius - Study Note
... king Darius. Two years after Zechariah was given the eight visions, he received another word from God, this time rebuking the Jews still in Babylon for instituting a formal fast day without authorization from God and without true repentance....
Zechariah 7:12
... they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of...
Ezekiel 3:9: adamant - Study Note
... in the sense of being used in cutting (compare Zechariah 7:12). The Word of God, properly understood and proclaimed, is “sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews...
Matthew 26:15: thirty pieces of silver - Study Note
... thirty pieces of silver. This is a remarkable fulfillment of Zechariah 11:12. A number of modern writers have tried to find some justifiable motive in Judas’ action, but the fact is that he was greedy and a thief (John 12:4-6) and made this...
Zechariah 7:12: adamant stone - Study Note
... adamant stone. See note on Ezekiel 3:9. The Hebrew word for “adamant” basically means “pricking” and is often translated “briers.” When used in connection with a stone, however, it means a...
Ezra 1:0: Introduction - Study Note
... and Nehemiah, along with the prophetic books of Haggai and Zechariah, tell the story of the returning remnant of Jews after their seventy-year captivity in Babylon, undertaking to rebuild the city of Jerusalem, its walls and the temple. It is...
James 4:5: scripture saith in vain - Study Note
... Psalm 51:11; Isaiah 63:10-11; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Micah 2:7: Zechariah 7:12; 12:10; and others of the same general import. The verse can probably be best paraphrased as follows: “Do ye think that the Scriptures are speaking in vain when they...
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