9 0 9 8 8 9:1 Hadrach: Syria. 9 1 9 8 8 9:7 His blood: It is spoken of the Philistines, and particularly of Azotus, (where the temple of Dagon was,) and contains a prophecy of the conversion of that people from their bloody sacrifices and abominations to the worship of the true God. 9 7 9 8 8 9:8 That serve me in war: Viz., the Machabees. 9 8 9 8 8 9:13 Thy sons, O Sion, etc: Viz., the apostles, who, in the spiritual way, conquered the Greeks, and subdued them to Christ. 9 13 9 8 8 9:16 Holy stones: The apostles, who shall be as pillars and monuments in the church. 9 16 9 8 8 9:17 The corn, etc: His most excellent gift is the blessed Eucharist, called here The corn, that is, the bread of the elect, and the wine springing forth virgins; that is, maketh virgins to bud, or spring forth, as it were, like flowers among thorns; because it has a wonderful efficacy to give and preserve purity. 9 17 9 8 8 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8 THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims: zec 9:8


Notes on Prophecy of Zacharias (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

9:8 That serve me in war: Viz., the Machabees.

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