Zechariah 10:12

12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.

Zechariah 10:12 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 10:12

And I will strengthen them in the Lord
Not the Egyptians and Assyrians, but the Jews, as in ( Zechariah 10:5 ) , the Targum is,

``I will strengthen them in the word of the Lord;''
in the Messiah, by his power, and in the grace that is in him; and their faith and hope in him, and love to him: or "by" F20 him; so that, through him strengthening them, they will be able to do all things; to exercise grace; perform duty; withstand temptation; oppose indwelling sin; bear the cross of Christ; endure afflictions; engage with all their spiritual enemies, and conquer them: for the words may be rendered, "I will cause them to prevail", or "overcome in the Lord" {u}; all their enemies, temporal and spiritual; and even to be more than conquerors through him that has loved them: and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord;
walk in him, the way to the Father, to heaven and happiness; walk by faith on him, in his strength, and in imitation of him; walk according to his Gospel, calling on his name, professing and worshipping him; and walk in his church and ordinances, agreeably to his will; see ( Micah 4:5 ) . Kimchi owns that this whole chapter belongs to the times of the Messiah, as well as the former. The words may be considered as a testimony to the doctrine of the Trinity; that I, Jehovah the Father, will strengthen them in Jehovah the Son; and they shall walk up and down in the name of the Son of God, saith Jehovah the Spirit. Moreover, as a promise of the saints' final perseverance, very peremptorily expressed; I "will" strengthen them, and they "shall" walk
FOOTNOTES:

F20 (hwhyb) "per Jehovam", Piscator.
F21 (Mytrbgw) "et faciam illos ut vincant", Cocceius.

Zechariah 10:12 In-Context

10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.
11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.
12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.