Zechariah 8:17

17 do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the LORD.

Zechariah 8:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.
ESV
17 do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the LORD."
NLT
17 Don’t scheme against each other. Stop your love of telling lies that you swear are the truth. I hate all these things, says the LORD .”
MSG
17 Don't cook up plans to take unfair advantage of others. Don't do or say what isn't so. I hate all that stuff. Keep your lives simple and honest." Decree of God.
CSB
17 Do not plot evil in your hearts against your neighbor, and do not love perjury, for I hate all this"- the Lord's declaration.

Zechariah 8:17 In-Context

15 “so now I have determined to do good again to Jerusalem and Judah. Do not be afraid.
16 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;
17 do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the LORD.
18 The word of the LORD Almighty came to me.
19 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Proverbs 3:29
  • 2. S Proverbs 6:16-19; S Jeremiah 7:9; Zechariah 5:4
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