Zechariah 7:9

9 “This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.

Read Zechariah 7:9 Using Other Translations

Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another,
“This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another.

What does Zechariah 7:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Zechariah 7:9

Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying
The same things as he had before; for the things following are ever in force, and always to be attended to, and to be regarded and preferred before anything merely ritual and ceremonial; and especially before the traditions and commandments of men, of which nature the above fasts were: Execute true judgment;
or, "judge judgment F5 of truth"; this is addressed to the judges of the people, that when any cause came before them between man and man, that they would judge righteously, according to the law of God; and, without respect to persons, pass sentence as the truth of the case required: and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother;
whether in want of food, raiment, or in whatsoever distress, whether of body or mind; which is much more acceptable to God than any legal sacrifices, or outward abstinences and humiliations, ( Hosea 6:6 ) ( 1 John 3:17 ) .


F5 (tma jpvm) "judicium veritatis", Montanus, Calvin, Cocceius, Burkius; "jus veritatis", Junius & Tremellius, Tarnovius.
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