Accurately Understanding Zechariah 12:10

By Rabbi Shlomo Nachman © May 29, 2022

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Is this a prophecy about Yeshua/Jesus?

First, there is a matter of translation. While the King James Version is usually a decent one, in this case the translators allowed their beliefs to interfere with their scholarship.

New King James Version:

12:10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.

More Accurate Translations:

Judaica Press: And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplications. And they shall look to me because of those who have been thrust through [with swords], and they shall mourn over it as one mourns over an only son and shall be in bitterness, therefore, as one is embittered over a firstborn son.
The Koren: But I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, the spirit of grace and of supplication: and they shall look towards me, regarding those whom the nations have thrust through. And they shall mourn for him (that is slain) as one mourns for an only son, and shall be in bitterness over him, as one that is in bitterness for a firstborn.
JPS: But I will fill the House of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem with a spirit of pity and compassion; and they shall lamenteMeaning of Heb. uncertain. to Me about those who are slain, wailing over them as over a favorite son and showing bitter grief as over a first-born.

These verses merely demonstrate that at the end of the coming War of Magog, the surviving Jews will have all have made teshuvah, repented, and will mourn the loss of the dead. These massive losses could so easily have been avoided had only the Jewish people humbled themselves before HaShem.

Rashi adds an interesting note here on as one mourns over an only son: As a man mourns over his only son. And our Sages expounded this in tractate Sukkah (52a) as referring to the Messiah, son of Joseph, who was slain.

Once the nations of the world complete their "great reset" and establish absolute global governance, three member states, Russia, China, and Al Ikhwan (i.e., Magog - king of the north, China, the king of the east, and the Muslim alliance of Egypt, king of the south) will attack Israel under tjhe authorioty of the Global Union leader, the 'man as cruel as Haman.' In this war, 2/3 of the Jews will die. The remnant of survivors will bow before HaShem in the Old City and make teshuvah. Once this happens, HaShem will rise and anoint a warrior known as Mashiach ben Yosef. He will lead the Jews to victory over the Global Union and restore all the Land given to us by G-d. He will also probably restore the ten divorced House of Israel at this time. Ben Yosef, however, will die in the fighting (in a way not specified by our prophets). His service is discussed, as mentioned above, at Sukkah 52a.

Mashiach ben David, THE Messiah, will come to Israel and begin his reign with firing a single bullet (Siach Sarfey Kodesh 1-67).

We are witnessing the rise of Magog today in the Globalist war in Ukraine. By every indication, we are now in the Times of Ya'akov's Troubles and careening like moths to a flame towards World War Three, the War of Magog.

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Jeremiah 31: 31 Behold, days are coming, says the Lord, and I will form a covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, a new covenant.
32 Not like the covenant that I formed with their forefathers on the day I took them by the hand to take them out of the land of Egypt, that they broke My covenant, although I was a lord over them, says the Lord.
33 For this is the covenant that I will form with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will place My law in their midst and I will inscribe it upon their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be My people.
32 And no longer shall one teach his neighbor or [shall] one [teach] his brother, saying, "Know the Lord," for they shall all know Me from their smallest to their greatest, says the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will no longer remember."
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