Parallel Bible VersionsHebrew Bible Study Tools

Zechariah 9:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah of hosts will defend them; and they shall devour, and shall tread down the sling-stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, like the corners of the altar.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, [and] make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, [and] as the corners of the altar.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD of hosts will defend them. And they will devour and trample on the sling stones; And they will drink [and] be boisterous as with wine; And they will be filled like a [sacrificial] basin, [Drenched] like the corners of the altar.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD of hosts will defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling-stones; and they shall drink, [and] make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, [and] as the corners of the altar.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah of hosts will defend them; and they shall devour, and shall tread down the sling-stones; and they shall drink, [and] make a noise as from wine; and they shall be filled like a bowl, like the corners of the altar.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yahweh of hosts, will throw a covering over them, so shall they eat, and trample underfoot sling-stones, and shall drink—shall shout as with wine,—and shall be filled like tossing-bowls,—like the corners of an altar.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Jehovah of Hosts doth cover them over, And they consumed, and subdued sling-stones, Yea, they have drunk, They have made a noise as wine, And they have been full as a bowl, As corners of an altar.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord of hosts will protect them: and they shall devour, and subdue with the stones of the sling: and drinking they shall be inebriated as it were with wine, and they shall be filled as bowls, and as the horns of the altar.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD of hostes shall defend them, and they shall deuoure, and subdue with sling stones, and they shal drinke [and] make a noise, as through wine, and they shall bee filled like bowles, [and] as the corners of the Altar.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord Almighty shall protect them, and they shall destroy them, and overwhelm them with sling-stones; and they shall swallow them down as wine, and fill the bowls as the altar.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh Tzevaoth shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, [and] make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, [and] as the corners of the altar.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Xv צְבָאוֹת 6635
{6635} Prime
צָבָא
tsaba'
{tsaw-baw'}
From H6633; a mass of persons (or figurative things), especially regularly organized for war (an army); by implication a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically hardship, worship).
shall defend 1598
{1598} Prime
גָּנַן
ganan
{gaw-nan'}
A primitive root; to hedge about, that is, (generally) protect.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
them; and they shall devour, 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and subdue 3533
{3533} Prime
כָּבַשׁ
kabash
{kaw-bash'}
A primitive root; to tread down; hence negatively to disregard; positively to conquer, subjugate, violate.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
with sling y7050
[7050] Standard
קֶלַע
qela`
{keh'-lah}
From H7049; a sling; also a (door) screen (as if slung across), or the valve (of the door) itself.
stones; 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
x7050
(7050) Complement
קֶלַע
qela`
{keh'-lah}
From H7049; a sling; also a (door) screen (as if slung across), or the valve (of the door) itself.
and they shall drink, 8354
{8354} Prime
שָׁתָה
shathah
{shaw-thaw'}
A primitive root; to imbibe (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[and] make a noise 1993
{1993} Prime
הָמָה
hamah
{haw-maw'}
A primitive root (compare H1949); to make a loud sound (like English 'hum'); by implication to be in great commotion or tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
as through x3644
(3644) Complement
כְמוֹ
k@mow
{kem-o'}
A form of the prefix K, but used separately (compare H3651); as, thus, so.
wine; 3196
{3196} Prime
יַיִן
yayin
{yah'-yin}
From an unused root meaning to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implication intoxication.
and they shall be filled 4390
{4390} Prime
מָלֵא
male'
{maw-lay'}
A primitive root, to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
like bowls, 4219
{4219} Prime
מִזְרָק
mizraq
{miz-rawk'}
From H2236; a bowl (as if for sprinkling).
[and] as the corners 2106
{2106} Prime
זָוִית
zaviyth
{zaw-veeth'}
Apparently from the same root as H2099 (in the sense of prominence); an angle (as projecting), that is, (by implication) a corner column (or anta).
of the altar. 4196
{4196} Prime
מִזְבֵּחַ
mizbeach
{miz-bay'-akh}
From H2076; an altar.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zechariah 9:15

_ _ devour — the flesh of their foes.

_ _ drink — the blood of their foes; that is, utterly destroy them. Image (as Jeremiah 46:10) from a sacrifice, wherein part of the flesh was eaten, and the blood poured in libation (compare Isaiah 63:1, etc.).

_ _ subdue with sling-stones — or, “tread under foot the sling-stones” hurled by the foe at them; that is, will contemptuously trample on the hostile missiles which shall fall harmless under their feet (compare Job 41:28). Probably, too, it is implied that their foes are as impotent as the common stones used in slinging when they have fallen under foot: in contrast to the people of God (Zechariah 9:16), “the (precious) stones of a crown” (compare 1 Samuel 25:29) [Maurer]. English Version is good sense: The Jews shall subdue the foe at the first onset, with the mere slingers who stood in front of the line of battle and began the engagement. Though armed with but sling-stones, like David against Goliath, they shall subdue the foe (Judges 20:16; 1 Chronicles 12:2) [Grotius].

_ _ noise — the battle shout.

_ _ through wine — (Zechariah 10:7). The Spirit of God fills them with triumph (Ephesians 5:18).

_ _ filled — with blood.

_ _ like bowls — the bowls used to receive the blood of the sacrifices.

_ _ as ... corners — or “horns” of the altar, which used to be sprinkled with blood from the bowls (Exodus 29:12; Leviticus 4:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zechariah 9:12-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Zechariah 9:15

Devour — Destroy their enemies. With sling — stones — As David did Goliath. Shall drink — In their festivals, when they offer sacrifices of thanksgiving for their victories. Make a noise — Shout with shouts of triumph, as men do whose hearts are glad with success, and cheared with wine. Shall fill — With the blood of the sacrifices they offer.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Zechariah 9:15

The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, (z) and subdue the sling stones; and they shall drink, [and] make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, [and] as the corners of the altar.

(z) He promises that the Jews will destroy their enemies, and have abundance and excess of all things, as there is abundance on the altar when the sacrifice is offered. And these things are not to move them to excess, but to sobriety, and a thankful remembrance of God's great liberality.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
they shall devour:

Zechariah 10:5 And they shall be as mighty [men], which tread down [their enemies] in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD [is] with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
Zechariah 12:6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, [even] in Jerusalem.
Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
Revelation 19:13-21 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. ... And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

subdue:

1 Samuel 17:45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

with sling stones:
or, with the stones of the sling

shall drink:

Zechariah 9:17 For how great [is] his goodness, and how great [is] his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
Zechariah 10:7 And [they of] Ephraim shall be like a mighty [man], and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see [it], and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
Psalms 78:65 Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, [and] like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
Song of Songs 1:4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
Song of Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, [my] spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
Song of Songs 7:9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth [down] sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Acts 2:13-18 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. ... And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

filled like bowls:
or, fill both the bowls, etc.
Zechariah 14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

the corners:

Exodus 27:2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.
Leviticus 4:7 And the priest shall put [some] of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which [is] in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which [is at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Leviticus 4:18 And he shall put [some] of the blood upon the horns of the altar which [is] before the LORD, that [is] in the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which [is at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Leviticus 4:25 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put [it] upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out his blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes



Chain-Reference Bible Search

Ex 27:2. Lv 4:7, 18, 25. 1S 17:45. Ps 78:65. So 1:4; 5:1; 7:9. Is 55:1. Mi 5:8. Zc 9:17; 10:5, 7; 12:6; 14:20. Ac 2:13. 1Co 1:18. Ep 5:18. Rv 19:13.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Zechariah 9:15.
Name:

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Zechariah 9:15


Recent Chat Bible Comments