Zechariah 2:13

13 Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”

Zechariah 2:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.
ESV
13 Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.
NLT
13 Be silent before the LORD, all humanity, for he is springing into action from his holy dwelling.”
MSG
13 Quiet, everyone! Shh! Silence before God. Something's afoot in his holy house. He's on the move!
CSB
13 Let all people be silent before the Lord, for He is coming from His holy dwelling."

Zechariah 2:13 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 2:13

Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord
Be filled with fear, awe, and astonishment, at the wonderful work of God; the destruction of antichrist; the conversion of the Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles: let them not open their mouths, or dare to say one word against it. The Targum interprets the words of the wicked, and paraphrases them thus,

``let all the wicked be consumed before the Lord;''
see ( Psalms 104:35 ) and it seems to design the rest of the people, who will not be converted; called flesh, being not only frail and mortal, but corrupt and sinful; and so not able to contend with God, who is mighty in strength, and glorious in holiness, and a God doing wonders. A like phrase is in ( Habakkuk 2:20 ) : for he is raised up out of his holy habitation:
which is heaven, ( Isaiah 63:15 ) where he seemed to have been as it were asleep for many hundreds of years, even during the reign of antichrist; but now he will be as a man awaked out of his sleep, and will arise to take vengeance on his and his church's enemies, and to help them, and make them happy and glorious.

Zechariah 2:13 In-Context

11 “Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.
12 The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.
13 Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 14:14; S Isaiah 41:1; Habakkuk 2:20
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 26:15