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Zechariah 9:6

    Zechariah 9:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And a mixed people will be living in Ashdod, and I will have the pride of the Philistines cut off.

    Webster's Revision

    And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

    World English Bible

    Foreigners will dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 9:6

    A bastard shall dwell in Ashdod - This character would suit Alexander very well, who most certainly was a bastard; for his mother Olympia said that Jupiter Ammon entered her apartment in the shape of a dragon, and begat Alexander! Could her husband Philip believe this? The word signifies a stranger.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 9:6

    And a bastard shall dwell at Ashdod - o The "mamzer" was one born unlawfully, whether out of marriage, or in forbidden marriage, or in adultery . Here it is, probably, like our "spurious brood" ; whether it was so itself or in the eyes of the Ashdodites; whence he adds.

    I will cut off the pride of the Philistines - Pride would survive the ruin of their country, the capture of their cities, the less of independence. It would not survive the loss of their nationality; for they themselves would not be the same people, who were proud of their long descent and their victories over Israel. The breaking down of nationalities, which was the policy of Alexander, was an instrument in God's hands in cutting off their pride.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 9:6

    9:6 A bastard - Strangers, who have no right of inheritance.