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Geneva Bible Notes (1560): Zechariah 6

1 b By the brasen mountaines he meaneth the eternal counsel & prouidence of God, whereby he hathe from before all eternitie decreed what shal com to passe, & that which nether Satan nor all the worlde can alter.

1 ! By the foure charettes he describeth the foure monarchies.

1 a By charets here, as by horses afore, he meaneth the swift messengers of God to execute & declare his wil.

2 c Which signified the great crueltie and persecutions that the Church had indured vnder diuers enemies.

2 d Signifying that they had indured great afflictions vnder the Babylonians.

3 e These represented their state vnder the Persians which restored them to libertie.

3 f Which signified that God wolde somtime giue his Church rest, and powre his plagues vpon their enemies, as he did, in destroying Nineueh and Babylon, and other their enemies.

5 g Meaning, all the actions and motions of Gods Spirit, which according to his inchangeable counsel he causeth to appeare through all the worlde.

6 h That is, toward Egypt and other countreies there about.

7 i That is, they of diuers colours, which aske leaue, to signifie that Satan hathe no power to hurt or afflict til God giue it him, {Job 3,12}.

8 k By punishing Caldeans mine anger ceased, and you were deliuered.

10 l To receiue of him and the other thre money to make the two crowns: which were men of great autoritie among the Jews, and douted of the restitution of the kingdome & of the Priesthode, and hurt others by their example.

11 m Because this colde not be attribute to anie one according to the Law, therefore it followeth that Jehoshua must represente the Messiah who was bothe Priest & King.

12 o That is, of him self without the helpe of man.

12 p Which declareth that none colde buylde this Temple, whereof Haggai speaketh, but only Christ: and therefore it was spiritual, & not material, {Hag. 2:10}.

12 n Meaning Christ, of whome Jehoshua was the figure: for in Greke they were bothe called Jesus.

13 r The two offices of the kingdome, & priesthode shalbe so joyned together, that they shalbe no more disseuered.

13 q Whereof Jehoshua had but a shadowe.

14 t He also was called Joshia.

14 u That they maie acknowledge their infirmitie, which loked that all things shulde haue bene restored incontinently: & of this their infidelitie these two crownes shal remaine as tokens, {Act 1,6}.

15 x That is, the Gentiles by the preaching of the Gospel shal helpe towarde the buylding of this spiritual Temple.

15 y If ye will beleue & remaine in the obedience of faith.