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Names of Jesus | Zechariah 10:4-5 (NLT)

4 From Judah will come the cornerstone,

    the tent peg,

    the bow for battle,

    and all the rulers.

5 They will be like mighty warriors in battle,

    trampling their enemies in the mud under their feet.

Since the Lord is with them as they fight,

    they will overthrow even the enemy’s horsemen.

Zechariah 10:4-5 (NLT)

Message continued

Zecharian continues to give hope to Israel. These verses are in particular related to Judah. We know that Jesus, Messiah, is from the tribe of Judah, as was King David. In these verses, we’re given what many believe are names/titles for Jesus. We’re also told how God will make Judah strong in battle – not by their own power but God’s Spirit. (Zechariah 4:6)

Names of Jesus

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the names of Jesus. (See here for a list of 50). We’ve all heard Jesus being called the cornerstone. In fact, churches are named such. A cornerstone is the first and most prominent in a building. Have you thought about Jesus as a tent peg? For semi-nomadic peoples who lived in tents, it was similar to the cornerstone in that it held the tent to the ground; it established it. 

How about Jesus as a bow? What does a bow do? It is used to project an arrow, an instrument of war.

All the rulers come from Judah. This probably alludes to the line of kings extending to The King, Jesus.


This fighting was probably fulfilled in the time of the Maccabees. Undoubtedly it has a second fulfillment at Jesus’ second coming. “The scene is that of the strengthening of the Jews in Palestine at the time of the invasion from the North under ‘the beast’ (Dan. 7:8) in conjunction with the events of Armageddon (Rev. 16:14; 19:17-20).” (planobiblechapel.org quoting Unger)

What name of Jesus do you like most? Which has special meaning to you?

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