Q. Why The Shift Of Pronouns In Zechariah 12:10? I recently been more aware of this type of change in scripture. I believe there are so many hints that go unnoticed in the Bible that make me so thankful to some scholars who research such things
A. Here’s what Zechariah 12:10 says. “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”
This is a remarkable prophecy of the crucifixion given to Zechariah nearly 500 years before the fact.
When God said “They will look on Me, the one they have pierced”, He was stating that Jesus was really God in human form, and by crucifying Him Israel was crucifying their Creator. When He said “They will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son”, He was referring to the fact that Jesus was also the promised Messiah they had been waiting for. It’s one of several places in the Bible that show us Jesus was not just the son of God, but was God Himself in the body of a man.
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