9:10 the chariot . . . the war horse. Implements of war will be abolished in the peaceful reign of the righteous King (Is. 2:1–4; 11:6–9). The Old Testament often predicts universal peace in the time of the messianic King (Is. 57:19; Mic. 4:1–5; cf. Eph. 2:12–18).
rule . . . to the ends of the earth. The universal, sovereign rule of God is foundational to Old Testament religion (Ps. 72:8; 96:3–5; Dan. 2:44–47; 7:13, 14, 27). Christ is the One who brings the Father’s universal dominion to earth (Matt. 12:28; Phil. 2:9–11; Rev. 19:11–16).