THE PROPHETIC PROMISE - THE KING OF PEACE COMES RIDING A DONKEY
Zechariah 9:9-12 (quoted in Matthew 21:5; John 12:15)
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
VERSE 9 - KING OF PEACE - Zechariah is delivering the prophecy of the King coming to Jerusalem, with the background of Jesus riding on an ass entering into Jerusalem and people spreading their clothes before him, waving palm branches.
"Ass" (KJV; NRSV: "donkey") and "colt": point to one animal in the 'style of Hebrew parallelism' (cf. Genesis 49:11; John 12:14–15), indicating 'peaceful intensions', in contrast to "horse" (or "war-horse") in verse 10.
YOUR KING IS:
Coming to you ON A DONKEY - indicating 'peaceful intensions', in contrast to "horse" (or "war-horse") in verse 10
Righteous and having Salvation is he
YOUR KING WILL:
Cut off the chariot from Ephraim
The war horse from Jerusalem
The battle bow shall be cut off
He shall speak peace to the nations
Rule shall be from sea to sea
Because of the blood of my covenant
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope
Declares that He will restore to you double