Zechariah 7:13

13 “ ‘When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,’ says the LORD Almighty.

Zechariah 7:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts:
ESV
13 "As I called, and they would not hear, so they called, and I would not hear," says the LORD of hosts,
NLT
13 “Since they refused to listen when I called to them, I would not listen when they called to me, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
MSG
13 because he told them everything plainly and they wouldn't listen to a word he said.
CSB
13 Just as He had called, and they would not listen, so when they called, I would not listen," says the Lord of Hosts.

Zechariah 7:13 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 7:13

Therefore it is come to pass, [that] as he cried
The Lord by the former prophets called them to repentance and obedience: and they would not hear;
his words, nor obey his voice: so they cried:
when they were besieged in Jerusalem, and were carried captive into Babylon: and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts;
so as to deliver them out of the hands of their enemies; see ( Proverbs 1:24-28 ) .

Zechariah 7:13 In-Context

11 “But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and covered their ears.
12 They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the LORD Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the LORD Almighty was very angry.
13 “ ‘When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,’ says the LORD Almighty.
14 ‘I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations, where they were strangers. The land they left behind them was so desolate that no one traveled through it. This is how they made the pleasant land desolate.’ ”

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Jeremiah 7:27; Proverbs 1:24
  • 2. Isaiah 1:15; S Jeremiah 11:11; Jeremiah 14:12; S Micah 3:4
  • 3. S Proverbs 1:28; S Lamentations 3:44; S Ezekiel 20:31