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Zechariah: Prophecy

  1. "And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod." 9:6

  2. "I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth." 9:7

  3. The gospels (especially Mt 21:4-5 and Jn 12:14-15) claim that Jesus fulfils the prophecy of Zech 9:9. But the next few verses (9:10-13) show that the person referred to in this verse is a military king that would rule "from sea to sea". Since Jesus had neither an army or a kingdom, he could not have fulfilled this prophecy. 9:9

  4. Israel shall never again be oppressed. Another obviously false prophecy; Israel has been occupied many times since the time of Zechariah. 9:8

  5. The river of Egypt (identified as the Nile in NIV, NASB, and RSV) shall dry up. This has never occurred. 10:11

  6. Matthew (27:9) quotes this verse, but incorrectly attributes it to Jeremiah. 11:12

  7. God plans to expel the prophets and unclean spirits. Sounds like a good plan to me. 13:2

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

  9. "The prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision." 13:4

  10. Somday there will be a day that will have neither day nor night with a bright sunny evening. 14:7

  11. "Living 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." 14:8