[Emphasis is added in the following verses to show their connection.]
Zechariah 12:10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.
Revelation 1:7 BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
The “all caps” in Revelation 1:7 above are the translators’ way of telling us that the writer is quoting the Old Testament; in this case, Daniel 7:13. However, the writer is also alluding to Zechariah 12:10, which is obvious when the verses are juxtaposed as they are above.
In the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, we see God “pierced,” for God was in Christ. Thus when we look upon the one we have pierced, we are looking upon God; and when we look upon God, we are looking upon the one we have pierced.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. (In the NASB New Testament, quotations of the Old Testament are rendered in all capital letters in order to make them easier to identify.)