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Zechariah 9:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— As for thee also, because of the blood of thy covenant I have set free thy prisoners from the pit wherein is no water.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein [is] no water.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— As for you also, because of the blood of [My] covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit in which [is] no water.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant, I will send forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— As for thee also,—By the blood of thy covenant, have I sent forth thy prisoners out of a pit, wherein is no water.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Also thou—by the blood of thy covenant, I have sent thy prisoners out of the pit, There is no water in it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou also by the blood of thy testament hast sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit, wherein is no water.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As for thee also, by the blood of thy Couenant, I haue sent foorth thy prisoners out of the pit, wherein [is] no water.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And thou by the blood of thy covenant has sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit that has no water.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein [is] no water.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As for thee x859
(0859) Complement
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
also, x1571
(1571) Complement
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
by the blood 1818
{1818} Prime
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
of thy covenant 1285
{1285} Prime
From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh).
I have sent forth 7971
{7971} Prime
A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
thy prisoners 615
{0615} Prime
From H0631; bound, that is, a captive.
out of the pit 953
{0953} Prime
From H0952 (in the sense of H0877); a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or prison).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
wherein [is] no x369
(0369) Complement
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
water. 4325
{4325} Prime
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zechariah 9:11

_ _ As for thee also — that is, the daughter of Zion,” or “Jerusalem” (Zechariah 9:9): the theocracy. The “thee also,” in contradistinction to Messiah spoken of in Zechariah 9:10, implies that besides cutting off the battle-bow and extending MESSIAH’S “dominion to the ends of the earth,” God would also deliver for her her exiled people from their foreign captivity.

_ _ by the blood of thy covenant — that is, according to the covenant vouchsafed to thee on Sinai, and ratified by the blood of sacrifices (Exodus 24:8; Hebrews 9:18-20).

_ _ pit wherein ... no water — Dungeons were often pits without water, miry at the bottom, such as Jeremiah sank in when confined (Genesis 37:24; Jeremiah 38:6). An image of the misery of the Jewish exiles in Egypt, Greece, etc., under the successors of Alexander, especially under Antiochus Epiphanes, who robbed and profaned the temple, slew thousands, and enslaved more. God delivered them by the Maccabees. A type of the future deliverance from their last great persecutor hereafter (Isaiah 51:14; Isaiah 60:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Zechariah 9:11

As for thee — Oh Jerusalem; these words are Christ's words to her. By the blood — By my blood, in which thy covenant as confirmed; 'tis God's covenant as made by him, 'tis Zion's covenant as made for her, 'tis Christ's also as made in him. Sent forth — I have delivered the Jews out of Babylon: compared to a pit in which no water was, wherein the Jews must have perished, had not God visited them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Zechariah 9:11

(r) As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy (s) prisoners out of the pit in which [is] no water.

(r) Meaning Jerusalem, or the Church which is saved by the blood of Christ, of which the blood of the sacrifices was a figure. And it is here called the covenant of the Church, because God made it with his Church: and left it with them because of the love that he had for them.

(s) God shows that he will deliver his Church out of all dangers, no matter how great they may seem.

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Deuteronomy 5:31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do [them] in the land which I give them to possess it.
2 Samuel 13:13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.
2 Chronicles 7:17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;
Daniel 2:29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came [into thy mind] upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.

by the blood of thy covenant:
or, whose covenant is by blood,
Exodus 24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.
Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Mark 14:24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
Luke 22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup [is] the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me.
Hebrews 9:10-26 [Which stood] only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed [on them] until the time of reformation. ... For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

I have:

Psalms 69:33 For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.
Psalms 102:19-21 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; ... To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
Psalms 107:10-16 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, [being] bound in affliction and iron; ... For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
Isaiah 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 42:22 But this [is] a people robbed and spoiled; [they are] all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
Isaiah 49:9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that [are] in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures [shall be] in all high places.
Isaiah 51:14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
Isaiah 58:12 And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Acts 26:17-18 Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, ... To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Colossians 1:13-14 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son: ... In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins:


Psalms 30:3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Psalms 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, [and] established my goings.
Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that [was] in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon [there was] no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.
Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
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Ex 24:8. Dt 5:31. 2S 13:13. 2Ch 7:17. Ps 30:3; 40:2; 69:33; 102:19; 107:10. Is 42:7, 22; 49:9; 51:14; 58:12; 61:1. Jr 38:6. Dn 2:29. Mt 26:28. Mk 14:24. Lk 4:18; 16:24; 22:20. Ac 26:17. 1Co 11:25. Col 1:13. He 9:10; 10:29; 13:20. Rv 20:3.

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