1 And (links this verse to the preceding chapter) in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, "We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach."
B T 2. Glory. The Branch, Yahaveh. U 3. Inhabitants of Jerusalem: holy. U 4. Inhabitants of Jerusalem: cleansed. T 5,6. Glory. The marriage canopy.649-588 B.C.
2 In that day (i.e. after all the judgments) shall the Branch (i.e. Messiah. So the Chaldee paraphrase has it. Heb. zemach. Not the same word as in 11:1. See the Structure of "the Four Gospels" preceding the Structure of Matthew; and note the application of this expression to the Gospel of John and the notes there. Used there to connect the four Titles of Messiah: Matthew: the King [Zech. 9:9 with Jer. 23:5,6]. Mark: the Servant [Isa. 42:1 with Zech. 3:8]. Luke: the Man [Zech. 6:12]. John: Yehovah [Isa. 40:9,10 with Isa. 4:2].) The Lord's Branch (i.e. Messiah) become for honor and for glory, and the fruit of the land shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel (i.e. those who will have escaped destruction in the great tribulation. These could not be the "Church", for they are of "Israel"; and the blessings are the temporal blessings promised in 30:23, &c. Ezek. 34:29. Joel 2:23-25. Amos 9:11-15, &c.).
3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remains in Jerusalem, shall be called set apart ("holy", see Ex. 3:5), even every one that is written down (or destined for life. Cp. Pss. 69:28; 8:5,6. Mal. 3:16) in Jerusalem:
4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have cast out (Heb. duah. Cp. 1:16; 6:7) the blood (put for blood-guiltiness) of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the blast of judgment (as in 11:4. Cp. 2 Thess. 2:8. Heb. ruach), and by the blast of burning.
5 And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion (not merely over the Tabernacle as in the old Dispensation), and upon her convocations (see 1:13), a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for over all the glory shall be a canopy (Heb. chuppah, the marriage canopy).
6 And there shall be a pavilion for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.