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Zechariah 4:7


“What are you, you great mountain? 1  Because of Zerubbabel you will become a level plain! And he will bring forth the temple 2  capstone with shoutings of ‘Grace! Grace!’ 3  because of this.”


Ezr 3:11-13; Ezr 6:15-17; Job 38:6,7; Ps 114:4,6; Ps 118:22; Isa 28:16; Isa 40:3,4; Isa 41:15; Isa 64:1-3; Jer 33:11; Jer 51:25; Da 2:34,35; Mic 1:4; Mic 4:1; Na 1:5,6; Hab 3:6; Hag 2:6-9,21-23; Zec 4:9; Zec 14:4,5; Mt 21:21; Mt 21:42; Mr 12:10; Lu 3:5; Lu 20:17; Ac 4:11; Ro 11:6; Eph 1:6,7; Eph 2:4-8; Eph 2:20; 1Pe 2:7; Re 5:9-13; Re 16:20; Re 19:1-6

NET © Notes

sn In context, the great mountain here must be viewed as a metaphor for the enormous task of rebuilding the temple and establishing the messianic kingdom (cf. TEV “Obstacles as great as mountains”).

tn The word “temple” has been supplied in the translation to clarify the referent (cf. NLT “final stone of the Temple”).

sn Grace is a fitting response to the idea that it was “not by strength and not by power” but by God’s gracious Spirit that the work could be done (cf. v. 6).

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