Zechariah 14:11

11 It will be inhabited; never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.

Zechariah 14:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
ESV
11 And it shall be inhabited, for there shall never again be a decree of utter destruction.Jerusalem shall dwell in security.
NLT
11 And Jerusalem will be filled, safe at last, never again to be cursed and destroyed.
MSG
11 full of people. Never again will Jerusalem be totally destroyed. From now on it will be a safe city.
CSB
11 People will live there, and never again will there be a curse of destruction. So Jerusalem will dwell in security.

Zechariah 14:11 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 14:11

And [men] shall dwell in it
In great numbers, in much peace and safety, and from generation to generation: Aben Ezra says, Messiah the son of David will now come:

and there shall be no more utter destruction;
no wars, nor desolations by them, in a civil sense; there shall be no more killing, as the Targum, ( Isaiah 2:4 ) ( Isaiah 60:17 Isaiah 60:18 ) no "cherem", no anathema, in a religious sense; in the old translation it is, "and there shall be no more cursing"; there will be no curse in the Jerusalem state, ( Revelation 22:3 ) which words seem to be taken from hence; no cursed thing, nor cursed person, or any curse or anathema denounced against any; no Popish bulls and anathemas, nor any other:

but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited;
the inhabitants of it shall dwell securely, without any apprehension of danger, and having no enemies to fear; though, before this safe and happy state, there will be many enemies; and what will become of them is shown in the following verses.

Zechariah 14:11 In-Context

9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.
10 The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up high from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses, and will remain in its place.
11 It will be inhabited; never again will it be destroyed. Jerusalem will be secure.
12 This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
13 On that day people will be stricken by the LORD with great panic. They will seize each other by the hand and attack one another.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Zechariah 2:4
  • 2. S Psalms 48:8; S Ezekiel 34:25-28