Outline of the Book of Zechariah

Outline of the Book of Zechariah


 I. The first part of visions


Title (Zech 1:1-1:1)

The call to conversion (Zech 1:2-1:3)

Do not be like your ancestors (Zech 1:4-1:6)

A new vision (Zech 1:7-1:7)

The vision of the horses (Zech 1:7-1:8)

The earth patrol (Zech 1:9-1:11)

Jerusalem and Judah (Zech 1:12-1:14)

Compassion for Jerusalem (Zech 1:15-1:17)

The second vision about the four horns (Zech 1:18-1:19)

The four blacksmiths (Zech 1:20-1:21)


The third vision of the measurement (Zech 2:1-2:1)

The conversation about measuring Jerusalem (Zech 2:2-2:5)

A call to the exiles (Zech 2:6-2:7)

The plundering nations shall be plundered (Zech 2:8-2:9)

Yahweh will dwell in their midst (Zech 2:10-2:12)

Silence before Yahweh (Zech 2:13-2:13)


The fourth vision of Joshua the high priest (Zech 3:1-3:1)

Yahweh and Satan (Zech 3:2-3:2)

The filthy clothes of Joshua (Zech 3:3-3:5)

Walk in the ways of Yahweh (Zech 3:6-3:7)

The role of the branch (Zech 3:8-3:8)

The stone with an inscription (Zech 3:9-3:10)


The wake-up call (Zech 4:1-4:1)

The fifth vision of the golden lamp stand (Zech 4:2-4:2)

The vision of the two olive trees (Zech 4:3-4:3)

The questioning of Zechariah (Zech 4:4-4:5)

The role of Zerubbabel (Zech 4:6-4:7)

Zerubbabel will lay the foundation of the Temple (Zech 4:8-4:10)

The interpretation of the seven facets or eyes (Zech 4:10-4:10)

The interpretation of the two olive trees (Zech 4:11-4:14)


The vision of the large flying scroll (Zech 5:1-5:2)

The interpretation of this flying scroll (Zech 5:3-5:4)

The vision of the woman in the basket (Zech 5:5-5:7)

The wicked basket (Zech 5:8-5:8)

The two women and the wicked basket (Zech 5:9-5:11)


The vision of the four chariots (Zech 6:1-6:1)

The four different colored horses (Zech 6:2-6:3)

The four corners of the earth (Zech 6:4-6:6)

Patrolling the earth (Zech 6:7-6:8)

The chosen ones (Zech 6:9-6:10)

The crown (Zech 6:11-6:13)

The remembrance (Zech 6:14-6:14)

The new age (Zech 6:15-6:15)


A new oracle (Zech 7:1-7:1)

Should they continue to mourn (Zech 7:2-7:3)

Another oracle about the past fasting (Zech 7:4-7:7)

True judgments (Zech 7:8-7:10)

They refused to listen (Zech 7:11-7:12)

The punishment (Zech 7:12-7:14)


Jealous Yahweh (Zech 8:1-8:2)

Yahweh will return to the holy mountain (Zech 8:3-8:3)

The old and the young will be in the city (Zech 8:4-8:5)

They remnant (Zech 8:6-8:6)

They will be my people (Zech 8:7-8:8)

The foundation of the Temple (Zech 8:9-8:9)

The terrible times (Zech 8:10-8:10)

The coming peace (Zech 8:11-8:13)

Disaster for their ancestors (Zech 8:14-8:14)

The good today (Zech 8:14-8:15)

Speak the truth (Zech 8:16-8:17)

No more fasting (Zech 8:18-8:19)

Many people come to Yahweh (Zech 8:20-8:22)

God is with them (Zech 8:23-8:23)



 II. The second part of oracles


An oracle against Aram (Zech 9:1-9:2)

Against Tyre and Sidon (Zech 9:2-9:4)

Against the Philistine cities (Zech 9:5-9:7)

Yahweh will be a guard (Zech 9:8-9:8)

The new victorious king (Zech 9:9-9:10)

The return of the prisoner captives  (Zech 9:11-9:13)

The Yahweh’s people (Zech 9:16-9:17)

Yahweh is on their side (Zech 9:14-9:15)


Yahweh controls nature (Zech 10:1-10:3)

The importance of the house of Judah (Zech 10:3-10:5)

Saving both the north and the south (Zech 10:6-10:7)

The great return (Zech 10:8-10:11)

Walk with Yahweh (Zech 10:12-10:12)


The ruin of the powerful trees (Zech 11:1-11:3)

The selling of the sheep (Zech 11:4-11:5)

Yahweh will not have pity (Zech 11:6-11:6)

The two staffs (Zech 11:7-11:7)

Zachariah was impatient (Zech 11:8-11:9)

The breaking of the staff of favor (Zech 11:10-11:11)

The wages of thirty silver shekels (Zech 11:12-11:13)

The second broken staff of union (Zech 11:14-11:14)

The worthless shepherd (Zech 11:15-11:16)

The curse for the worthless shepherd (Zech 11:17-10:17)


Yahweh’s creation (Zech 12:1-12:1)

The problem of Jerusalem (Zech 12:2-12:3)

The problem of Judah (Zech 12:4-12:5)

The clan leaders of Judah (Zech 12:6-12:6)

The glory for Jerusalem and Judah (Zech 12:7-12:7)

Destroy those against Jerusalem (Zech 12:8-12:9)

Compassion (Zech 12:10-12:10)

The great individual mourning period (Zech 12:11-12:14)


The cleansing fountain (Zech 13:1-13:1)

Get rid of idols (Zech 13:2-13:2)

The failure of the future false prophets (Zech 13:3-13:6)

Kill the shepherd (Zech 13:7-13:9)


The return of the plunder (Zech 14:1-14:1)

The attack on Jerusalem (Zech 14:2-14:2)

Yahweh on the Mount of Olives (Zech 14:3-14:4)

The flight from Jerusalem (Zech 14:5-14:5)

No cold or night (Zech 14:6-14:7)

Living waters (Zech 14:8-14:8)

Yahweh the king of the earth (Zech 14:9-14:9)

Jerusalem will remain (Zech 14:10-14:11)

The rotten plague (Zech 14:12-14:12)

The great panic (Zech 14:13-14:14)

The plague on the animals (Zech 14:15-14:15)

The survivors worship Yahweh (Zech 14:16-14:16)

Drought for the failure to worship (Zech 14:17-14:17)






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