New Defender's Study Bible Notes
4:1 seven women. The male population would be so devastated in the coming invasions of Assyria and Babylonia that women would be seven times as numerous as the remaining men.
4:2 In that day. The term “that day” usually refers either to the “day of the LORD,” especially the end-time period of judgment, or to a more immediate period of judgment, which is a type of the other.
4:2 the branch. “The branch” is a prophetic name for the coming Messiah (see also Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15; and Zechariah 3:8; 6:12). The reason for the use of this term is more clearly seen in Isaiah 11:1, where a “branch” is seen growing out of an apparently dead tree stump.
4:5 every dwelling place. In the promised kingdom age, each family among the redeemed in Israel will enjoy the same totality of divine protection as did the Israelites in the wilderness during the forming days of the nation (note Exodus 14:19-20; Numbers 9:15-16).