Zechariah 8:2

2 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “I am very jealous for Zion; I am burning with jealousy for her.”

Read Zechariah 8:2 Using Other Translations

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath.
“This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: My love for Mount Zion is passionate and strong; I am consumed with passion for Jerusalem!

What does Zechariah 8:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Zechariah 8:2

Thus saith the Lord of hosts
This prophecy, according to Kimchi and Ben Melech, respects time to come; the days of the Messiah, in the war of Gog and Magog, when they shall come up against Jerusalem, and the Lord shall pour out his great wrath upon them; and it seems right to interpret it, not only literally of Jerusalem, but spiritually of the church in Gospel times: I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy;
the Arabic version reads, "for Jerusalem, and for Zion"; as in ( Zechariah 1:14 ) , (See Gill on Zechariah 1:14): and I was jealous for her with great fury:
that is, against her enemies; the Babylonians and Chaldeans now, and the antichristian powers in Gospel times. The Targum paraphrases it, "against the people that provoked her to jealousy"; the past tense is put for the future, as Kimchi and Ben Melech observe.

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