Zechariah 8 NAS

The Coming Peace and Prosperity of Zion

1 Then the word of the LORD of hosts came, saying,

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      2 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I am 1exceedingly jealous for Zion, yes, with great wrath I am jealous for her.'

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      3 "Thus says the LORD, 'I will return to Zion and will 2dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of 3Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts will be called the Holy Mountain.'

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      4 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, '4Old men and old women will again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each man with his staff in his hand because of age *.

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        • a 8:4 - Or "squares"
        • b 8:4 - Lit "the multitude of days"
          5 'And the streets of the city will be filled with 5boys and girls playing in its streets.'

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            • c 8:5 - Or "squares"
            • d 8:5 - Or "squares"
              6 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'If it is 6too difficult in the sight of the remnant of this people in those days, will it also be 7too difficult in My sight?' declares the LORD of hosts.

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                • e 8:6 - Or "wonderful"
                • f 8:6 - Or "wonderful"
                  7 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to save My people from the land of the 8east and from the land of the west *;

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                    • g 8:7 - Lit "rising"
                    • h 8:7 - Lit "setting sun"
                      8 and I will 9bring them back and they will 10live in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be 11My people, and I will be their God in truth and righteousness.'

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                      9 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Let your hands be 12strong, you who are listening in these days to these words from the mouth of the 13prophets, those who spoke in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, to the end that the temple might be built.

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                      10 'For before those days there was 14no wage for man or any wage for animal; and for him who went out or came in there was no 15peace because of his enemies, and I 16set all men one against another.

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                        • j 8:10 - Or "safety"
                        • k 8:10 - Lit "the adversary"
                          11 'But now I will 17not treat the remnant of this people as in the former days,' declares the LORD of hosts.

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                            • l 8:11 - Lit "be to the"
                              12 'For there will be 18peace for the seed: the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce and the heavens will give their 19dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit 20all these things.

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                              13 'It will come about that just as you were a 21curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you that you may become a 22blessing. Do not fear; let your 23hands be strong.'

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                              14 "For thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Just as I 24purposed to do harm to you when your fathers provoked Me to wrath,' says the LORD of hosts, 'and I have not 25relented,

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                              15 so I have again purposed in these days to 26do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. 27Do not fear!

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                              16 'These are the things which you should do: speak the 28truth to one another; 29judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

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                                • m 8:16 - I.e. the place where court was held
                                  17 'Also let none * of you 30devise evil in your heart against another, and do not love 31perjury *; for all these are what I 32hate,' declares the LORD."

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                                  18 Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,
                                  19 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'The fast of the 33fourth, the fast of the 34fifth, the fast of the 35seventh and the fast of the 36tenth months will become 37joy, gladness, and cheerful feasts for the house of Judah; so 38love truth and peace.'

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                                  20 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'It will yet be that 39peoples will come, even the inhabitants of many cities.

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                                  21 'The inhabitants of one will go to another, saying, "Let us go at once to 40entreat the favor * of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts; I will also go."

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                                    • p 8:21 - Or "let me go too"
                                      22 'So 41many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to 42entreat the favor * of the LORD.'

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                                      23 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'In those days ten men from all the nations will 43grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.""'

                                      References for Zechariah 8:23

                                        • q 8:23 - Lit "languages of the nations"
                                        • r 8:23 - Lit "grasp, and they will grasp"
                                        • s 8:23 - Or "corner of the garment"

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                                          • a 8:4 - Or "squares"
                                          • b 8:4 - Lit "the multitude of days"
                                          • c 8:5 - Or "squares"
                                          • d 8:5 - Or "squares"
                                          • e 8:6 - Or "wonderful"
                                          • f 8:6 - Or "wonderful"
                                          • g 8:7 - Lit "rising"
                                          • h 8:7 - Lit "setting sun"
                                          • i 8:8 - Or "faithfulness"
                                          • j 8:10 - Or "safety"
                                          • k 8:10 - Lit "the adversary"
                                          • l 8:11 - Lit "be to the"
                                          • m 8:16 - I.e. the place where court was held
                                          • n 8:17 - Lit "false oath"
                                          • o 8:19 - Or "goodly"
                                          • p 8:21 - Or "let me go too"
                                          • q 8:23 - Lit "languages of the nations"
                                          • r 8:23 - Lit "grasp, and they will grasp"
                                          • s 8:23 - Or "corner of the garment"