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Zechariah 6:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In the first chariot [were] red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— With the first chariot [were] red horses, with the second chariot black horses,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In the first chariot [were] red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In the first chariot, were red horses,—and, in the second chariot, black horses;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the first chariot [are] red horses, and in the second chariot brown horses,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In the first chariot were red horses, and in the second chariot black horses.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In the first charet [were] red horses, and in the second charet, blacke horses.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— In the first chariot [were] red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In the first chariot [were] red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In the first 7223
{7223} Prime
רִאשׁוֹן
ri'shown
{ree-shone'}
From H7221; first, in place, time or rank (as adjective or noun).
chariot 4818
{4818} Prime
מֶרְכָּבָה
merkabah
{mer-kaw-baw'}
Feminine of H4817; a chariot.
[were] red 122
{0122} Prime
אָדֹם
'adom
{aw-dome'}
From H0119; rosy.
horses; 5483
{5483} Prime
סוּס
cuwc
{soos}
From an unused root meaning to skip (properly for joy); a horse (as leaping); also a swallow (from its rapid flight).
and in the second 8145
{8145} Prime
שֵׁנִי
sheniy
{shay-nee'}
From H8138; properly double, that is, second; also adverbially again.
chariot 4818
{4818} Prime
מֶרְכָּבָה
merkabah
{mer-kaw-baw'}
Feminine of H4817; a chariot.
black 7838
{7838} Prime
שָׁחֹר
shachor
{shaw-khore'}
From H7835; properly dusky, but also (absolutely) jetty.
horses; 5483
{5483} Prime
סוּס
cuwc
{soos}
From an unused root meaning to skip (properly for joy); a horse (as leaping); also a swallow (from its rapid flight).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zechariah 6:2

_ _ red — implying carnage.

_ _ black — representing sorrow; also famine (Revelation 6:5, Revelation 6:6; compare Zechariah 1:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zechariah 6:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Zechariah 6:2

Red horses — Perhaps denoting bloody times, Revelation 6:4. Black horses — Perhaps a time of mortality, and wasting diseases, Revelation 6:5.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Zechariah 6:2

In the first chariot [were] (c) red horses; and in the second chariot (d) black horses;

(c) Which signifies the great cruelty and persecution that the Church had endured under different enemies.

(d) Signifying that they had endured great afflictions under the Babylonians.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
red:

Zechariah 1:8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that [were] in the bottom; and behind him [were there] red horses, speckled, and white.
Revelation 6:2-5 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. ... And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

black:

Zechariah 6:6 The black horses which [are] therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country.
Revelation 6:5-6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. ... And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and [see] thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
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Zc 1:8; 6:6. Rv 6:2, 5; 12:3; 17:3.

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