2 and on Hamath too, which borders on it, and on Tyre and Sidon, though they are very skillful.
2 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise.
2 and on Hamath also, which borders on it, Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.
2 That includes Hamath at the border, and Tyre and Sidon, clever as they think they are.
2 Also against Hamath, which borders on it, And against Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise.
2 Doom is certain for Hamath, near Damascus, and for the cities of Tyre and Sidon, though they are so clever.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Zechariah 9:2
Commentary on Zechariah 9:1-8
(Read Zechariah 9:1-8)
Here are judgements foretold on several nations. While the Macedonians and Alexander's successors were in warfare in these countries, the Lord promised to protect his people. God's house lies in the midst of an enemy's country; his church is as a lily among thorns. God's power and goodness are seen in her special preservation. The Lord encamps about his church, and while armies of proud opposers shall pass by and return, his eyes watch over her, so that they cannot prevail, and shortly the time will come when no exactor shall pass by her any more.