Zec 14:1
14:1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be
     {a} divided in the midst of thee.

     (a) He arms the godly against the great temptations that
         would come, before they enjoyed this prosperous estate
         promised under Christ, that when these dangers came,
         they might know that they were warned of them before.

Zec 14:3
14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those
     nations, as when he {b} fought in the day of battle.

     (b) As your fathers and you have had experience both at the
         Red Sea, and at all other times.

Zec 14:4
14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the {c} mount of
     Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the
     mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst of it toward the
     east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great
     {d} valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward
     the north, and half of it toward the south.

     (c) By this manner of speech the Prophet shows God's power
         and care over his Church, and how he will as it were by
         a miracle save it.
     (d) So that out of all the parts of the world, they will
         see Jerusalem, which was before his with this mountain:
         and this he means of the spiritual Jerusalem the

Zec 14:5
14:5 And ye shall flee [to] the {e} valley of the mountains; for
     the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal: yea, ye
     shall flee, as ye fled from before the {f} earthquake in
     the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD {g} my God
     shall come, [and] all the saints with thee.

     (e) He speaks of the hypocrites, who could not abide God's
         presence, but would flee into all places, where they
         might hide themselves among the mountains.
     (f) Read Am 1:1.
     (g) Because they did not credit the Prophet's words, he
         turns to God and comforts himself in that that he knew
         that these things would come, and says, "You, O God,
         with your angels will come to perform this great

Zec 14:7
14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD,
     {h} not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that]
     at evening it shall be light.

     (h) Signifying, that there would be great troubles in the
         Church, and that the time of it is in the Lord's hands,
         yet at length (which is here meant by the evening) God
         would send comfort.

Zec 14:8
14:8 And it shall be in that day, [that] living {i} waters shall
     go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea,
     and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in
     winter shall it be.

     (i) That is, the spiritual graces of God, which would
         always continue in most abundance.

Zec 14:9
14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day
     shall there be one {k} LORD, and his name one.

     (k) All idolatry and superstition will be abolished, and
         there will be one God, one faith, and one religion.

Zec 14:10
14:10 All the land shall be turned {l} as a plain from Geba to
      Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and
      inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate to the place
      of the first gate, to the corner gate, and [from] the
      tower of Hananeel to the king's winepresses.

      (l) This new Jerusalem will be seen through all the world,
          and will excel the first in excellency, wealth, and

Zec 14:13
14:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] {m} a great
      tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall
      lay hold every one on {n} the hand of his neighbour, and
      his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.

      (m) God will not only raise up war outside, but sedition
          at home to test them.
      (n) To hurt and oppress him.

Zec 14:14
14:14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of
      all the nations around shall be gathered together, {o}
      gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

      (o) The enemies are rich, and therefore will not come to
          entreat, but to destroy and shed blood.

Zec 14:15
14:15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of
      the camel, and of the donkey, and of all the beasts that
      shall be in these tents, as this {p} plague.

      (p) As the men would be destroyed, Zec 14:12.

Zec 14:18
14:18 And if the family of {q} Egypt shall not go up, and shall
      not come, that [have] no [rain]; there shall be the
      plague, with which the LORD will smite the nations that
      come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

      (q) By the Egyptians, who were the greatest enemies to
          true religion, he means all the Gentiles.

Zec 14:20
14:20 In that day there shall be upon the {r} bells of the
      horses, HOLINESS TO THE LORD; and the {s} pots in the
      LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

      (r) Signifying to whatever service they were put now
          (whether to labour, or to serve in war), they were now
          holy, because the Lord had sanctified them.
      (s) The one as precious as the other, because they will be

Zec 14:21
14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness
      to the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall
      come and take of them, and boil in them: and in that day
      there shall be no more the {t} Canaanite in the house of
      the LORD of hosts.

      (t) But all will be pure and clean, and there will neither
          by hypocrites, nor any that will corrupt the true
          service of God.