Zechariah
Introduction

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Injustice
Cruelty and Violence
Absurdities
Intolerance
Prophecy
Contradictions
Women
Good Stuff
Family Values
Interpretation
Science and History

Injustice in Zechariah

  1. God says the Israelites are his favorite people, "the apple of his eye." If you mess with them, he'll shake his hand at you. 2:8-9

  2. "For I set all men every one against his neighbor." 8:10

  3. "Thus saith the LORD of hosts ... ten men ... shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew." 8:23

  4. God will cast out Tyrus and devour it with fire. 9:4

  5. God will mercilessly "feed the flock of slaughter" by making every one kill his neighbor. 11:4-7

  6. "Let the rest eat every one the flesh of another." 11:9

  7. "Woe to the idle shepherd." He will be mutilated and blinded. 11:17

  8. God will open his eyes and smite "every rider with madness ... and every horse ... with blindness." 12:4

  9. "I [God] make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire ... and they shall devour all the people round about." 12:6

  10. "I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." 12:9

  11. Someday prophets will be killed by their own parents by "thrusting him through when he prophesieth." 13:3

  12. God will make "all nations" fight against Jerusalem. The women will be "ravished" and half its people enslaved. 14:1-2

  13. God will "go forth and fight" for Jerusalem with "his feet" on the mount of Olives. (After he forces all the nations of the world to fight against Jerusalem.) 14:3

  14. God will smite the people with plagues that will cause their flesh, eyes, and tongues to rot away. 14:12

  15. God will make everyone fight and kill his neighbor. 14:13

  16. God sends his plagues on animals too. 14:15

  17. Whoever survives all these plagues and slaughters must worship God. 14:16

  18. God will "smite the heathen" with a plague. 14:18