Zechariah 14:7

7 The Day is coming - the timing is God's - when it will be continuous day. Every evening will be a fresh morning.

Zechariah 14:7 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 14:7

But it shall be one day
A very singular, remarkable, and uncommon one; and it will be but one day; things will not continue long in such a position: which shall be known to the Lord;
all times and seasons are known unto the Lord, but this will come under his special notice and observation, and be under the direction of his special providence; it will only be taken notice of by him, and not by others; scarce any will observe it, or know what God is doing in it, or about to do: not day, nor night;
not clear and full day, as at noon; nor yet quite night or dark, as at midnight; (See Gill on Zechariah 14:6): but it shall come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall be light;
after this day is over, which is neither clear nor dark, there will be an evening time; things will be worse with us than they are; the sun will be set; Christ will be withdrawn in the ministry of the word; his witnesses will be slain and silenced; great coldness and lukewarmness will seize upon professors; great darkness of error will spread itself everywhere; great sleepiness and security will fall upon all the virgins, and there will be great distress of nations; and, when it will be feared and expected that greater darkness and distress still are coming on, "light" will break forth; deliverance and salvation from Popish darkness and tyranny will be wrought; the light of the Gospel will break forth, and spread itself everywhere; the light of joy and gladness will arise to all the saints, and it will be a time of great spiritual peace, prosperity, and happiness. Vitringa on ( Isaiah 60:20 ) , interprets it there shall be no vicissitude, or succession of day and night, but all day; at evening it shall be light; no calamity nor sorrow; Christ the light, and sun of righteousness, will break out in a glorious and spiritual manner.

Zechariah 14:7 In-Context

5 Then you will run for your lives down the valley, your escape route that will take you all the way to Azal. You'll run for your lives, just as you ran on the day of the great earthquake in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah. Then my God will arrive and all the holy angels with him.
6 What a Day that will be! No more cold nights - in fact, no more nights!
7 The Day is coming - the timing is God's - when it will be continuous day. Every evening will be a fresh morning.
8 What a Day that will be! Fresh flowing rivers out of Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea, half to the western sea, flowing year-round, summer and winter!
9 God will be king over all the earth, one God and only one. What a Day that will be!
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