Zechariah 12 Outline
– Jerusalem’s victory (Zechariah 12:1-9)
– The one who is pierced (Zechariah 12:10-14)
Zechariah 12 Summary
Zechariah 12:1-9 talk about the victories of Jerusalem against its enemies. God says he is the one that creator of the earth and human beings. A cup of trembling is referred as to a cup of God’s fury. Like wine, it will make the enemies walk as if they are going to stumble and fall down. God always use cup of wine to describe his anger. It is saying that many enemies nations will come together to attack Jerusalem but God will watch over it so that it will not be conquered.
God will strike the enemies with madness and blindness. This means God will make the enemies panic. God will also watch over Judah at the same time. God says he will give the victory first to Judah so that Jerusalem won’t get the honor. Instead, the people will acknowledge that it is God that helps them to defeat the enemies. Judah is located around Jerusalem so Judah will first be attacked by the enemies. In Zechariah 12:8-9, God says that he will protect his people from the enemies attack and make them as strong as David.
In Zechariah 12:10-14, God says he will make the people of Jerusalem mourn and pray when they see the one pierced with a spear. John 20:11 states that a soldier pierced into the side of Jesus body so that blood and water comes out. When Jesus died, many Jewish followers mourned for him. The fact that blood and water comes out from the side means that Jesus was heart-broken and died of deep sorrow.
Zechariah 12 Bible Study
1. God will destroy the nations that attack Israel in the last days
Zechariah 12 states that God will bring destructions to the nations that attack Israel in the last days. He will establish the kingdom of Israel after bringing repentance on the Israelites. Jerusalem will eventually have victory against the enemies because of someone who is pierced through with a sword.