Zechariah 8:7

7 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west.

Read Zechariah 8:7 Using Other Translations

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
Thus says the LORD of hosts: behold, I will save my people from the east country and from the west country,
“This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: You can be sure that I will rescue my people from the east and from the west.

What does Zechariah 8:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Zechariah 8:7

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold
As being something wonderful, of great importance, and deserving attention: I will save my people from the east country, and from the west
this can not be understood of bringing those Jews that remained in Babylon, and other places, to their own land, for Babylon lay north of Judea; see ( Zechariah 6:6 Zechariah 6:8 ) , and as yet there were no Jews in the western part of the world; but now they are chiefly in the east and west, from whence they will be gathered at the time of their general conversion; though this may refer to the times of the apostles of Christ, and to their ministry in the several parts of the world, who went forth, east, west, north, and south, and were the means and instruments of saving the Lord's people, both Jews and Gentiles, wherever they came, from the rising of the sun, to the setting of the same; see ( Malachi 1:11 ) ( Matthew 8:11 ) .

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