Introduction to Zechariah Chapter 10

This chapter is a prophecy of the conversion of the Jews in the latter day, when the fulness of the Gentiles is brought in, spoken of in the preceding chapter Zechariah 9:1. It begins with an exhortation to ask rain of the Lord; denounces wrath upon his enemies; and consists of various promises to his people. The exhortation to ask rain is in Zechariah 10:1 to which encouragement is given from its being of the Lord, from his willingness to grant it, and from the fruitfulness occasioned by it. The vanity of idols, and idolaters, who can not give it, is exposed; and the distress and confusion they were thrown into is observed, Zechariah 10:2. The anger of the Lord against the principal of them is declared; and his gracious visitation of the people of the Jews, whom he will honour and glorify, is taken notice of, Zechariah 10:3 from whom the Messiah sprung, than which a greater glory can not be enjoyed, Zechariah 10:4 and then follow various promises, relating to them; as of victory over their enemies, through the presence of the Lord with them, Zechariah 10:5 of strength and salvation to them, as owing to his free grace and mercy, Zechariah 10:6 of inward spiritual joy in them and theirs, Zechariah 10:7 of their effectual calling and spiritual increase, in consequence of redeeming grace,

Zechariah 10:8 of their having a name and a place in Gospel churches, where they will remember the Lord, and live with their children, being converted, Zechariah 10:9 which conversion of theirs is represented in terms alluding to their deliverance from Egypt and Babylon, Zechariah 10:10 and the chapter is concluded with a promise of spiritual strength, so that they shall continue in their profession of faith in Christ, and persevere therein to the end, Zechariah 10:12.