God promises to restore Israel's people and harvest. Where God intended destruction before, and it surely came, He now intends good, and it will surely come. Fasting should turn to feasting. Truth and justice should also prosper in the city.
God is going to take down the Philistine nations. Israel's king will come to her riding on a donkey, bringing peace. In the conflict with Greece, God will protect and save Israel.
God will give rain. He will be a good shepherd. He will gather them from the nations. He will fight for Israel, and strengthen her to fight.
Israel's shepherds fleece the sheep. Zechariah trie sto shepherd them with Favor and Union, but they detest each other. The covenant between earthly shepherd (Zechariah/Jesus) and Israel is broken, and the financial aspect is concluded with 30 pieces of silver thrown into the temple.
The nations, in seeking Jerusalem's demise, will face their own. Out of it, Judah will rise preeminent among Israel's tribes. The house of David will receive grace from God, as the nations look on the one they pierce and mourn for Him. This will open a fountain of cleansing from sin (13:1)
Idolatry and false prophets will vanish; social pressure against them will be great.
God will strike His Shepherd, scattering the sheep. One third will be preserved through fire.
The nations will come against Israel. God will stand on the Mount of Olives. Israel will divide in two. God will plague and defeat the nations. Those that remain will worship God in Jerusalem, keeping Sukkot. Everything in the city will be holy to God.
"They will call upon my name, and I will answer them.I will say, ‘They are my people’; and they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.’” Zechariah 13:9.