Zechariah 1:2

2 The Lord was very angry with your ancestors.

Zechariah 1:2 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 1:2

The Lord hath been sore displeased with your fathers.
] Who lived before and at the time of the destruction of the city of Jerusalem, and which was manifest by their captivity; all which were occasioned by their sins, with which they provoked the Lord to sore displeasure against them; and this is mentioned as a caution to their children, that they might not follow their example, and incur the like displeasure.

Zechariah 1:2 In-Context

1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo, saying:
2 The Lord was very angry with your ancestors.
3 Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts.
4 Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, "Thus says the Lord of hosts, Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds." But they did not hear or heed me, says the Lord.
5 Your ancestors, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?