5 You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake[1] in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Zechariah 14:5

Commentary on Zechariah 14:1-7

(Read Zechariah 14:1-7)

The Lord Jesus often stood upon the Mount of Olives when on earth. He ascended from thence to heaven, and then desolations and distresses came upon the Jewish nation. Such is the view taken of this figuratively; but many consider it as a notice of events yet unfulfilled, and that it relates to troubles of which we cannot now form a full idea. Every believer, being related to God as his God, may triumph in the expectation of Christ's coming in power, and speak of it with pleasure. During a long season, the state of the church would be deformed by sin; there would be a mixture of truth and error, of happiness and misery. Such is the experience of God's people, a mingled state of grace and corruption. But, when the season is at the worst, and most unpromising, the Lord will turn darkness into light; deliverance comes when God's people have done looking for it.