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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.

Read Zechariah 8:17 Using Other Translations

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.
do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the LORD."
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 .”

What does Zechariah 8:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Zechariah 8:17

And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against
his neighbour (See Gill on Zechariah 7:10) hatred without a cause was a governing vice under the second temple, and Jarchi says was the cause of the destruction of it; see ( John 15:25 ) : and love no false oath;
whereby the character and property of a fellow creature are hurt; nor any vain one, which the Jews were addicted to, ( Matthew 5:34 Matthew 5:35 ) : for all these [are things] that I hate, saith the Lord;
as being contrary to his nature, and to his law; and is a reason why they should be hated and avoided by men.

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