Zechariah 1:15

15 and I am very angry with the nations that feel secure. I was only a little angry, but they went too far with the punishment.’

Zechariah 1:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
ESV
15 And I am exceedingly angry with the nations that are at ease; for while I was angry but a little, they furthered the disaster.
NLT
15 But I am very angry with the other nations that are now enjoying peace and security. I was only a little angry with my people, but the nations inflicted harm on them far beyond my intentions.
MSG
15 But I'm thoroughly angry with the godless nations that act as if they own the whole world. I was only moderately angry earlier, but now they've gone too far. I'm going into action.
CSB
15 I am fiercely angry with the nations that are at ease, for I was a little angry, but they made it worse.

Zechariah 1:15 In-Context

13 So the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.
14 Then the angel who was speaking to me said, “Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion,
15 and I am very angry with the nations that feel secure. I was only a little angry, but they went too far with the punishment.’
16 “Therefore this is what the LORD says: ‘I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem,’ declares the LORD Almighty.
17 “Proclaim further: This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘My towns will again overflow with prosperity, and the LORD will again comfort Zion and choose Jerusalem.’ ”

Cross References 3

  • 1. Jeremiah 48:11
  • 2. S 2 Chronicles 28:9
  • 3. S Psalms 69:26; Psalms 123:3-4; S Amos 1:11
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