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Zechariah 8

Introduction

Overview

Zechariah 8:1, The restoration of Jerusalem; Zechariah 8:9, They are encouraged to build the temple by God’s favour to them; Zechariah 8:16, Good works are required of them; Zechariah 8:18, Joy and enlargement are promised.

Verse 1

Reciprocal: Zechariah 6:9 - General

Verse 2

I was jealous: Zechariah 1:14-Nehemiah :, Psalms 78:58, Psalms 78:59, Isaiah 42:13, Isaiah 42:14, Isaiah 59:17, Isaiah 63:4-Joshua :, Isaiah 63:15, Ezekiel 36:5, Ezekiel 36:6, Joel 2:18, Nahum 1:2, Nahum 1:6

Reciprocal: Isaiah 14:3 - General Ezekiel 39:25 - and will Zechariah 1:13 - with good

Verse 3

I am: Zechariah 1:16, Jeremiah 30:10, Jeremiah 30:11

dwell: Zechariah 2:10, Zechariah 2:11, Isaiah 12:6, Ezekiel 48:35, Joel 3:17, Joel 3:21, John 1:14, John 14:23, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Ephesians 2:21, Ephesians 2:22, Colossians 2:9, Revelation 21:3

a city: Zechariah 14:20, Zechariah 14:21, Isaiah 1:21, Isaiah 1:26, Isaiah 60:14, Jeremiah 31:23, Jeremiah 33:16

the mountain: Isaiah 2:2, Isaiah 2:3

the holy: Isaiah 11:9, Isaiah 65:25, Isaiah 66:20, Revelation 21:10, Revelation 21:27

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:8 - I may dwell Deuteronomy 28:3 - in the city 1 Chronicles 23:25 - that they may dwell in Jerusalem Psalms 46:5 - God is Psalms 48:1 - mountain Psalms 87:1 - the holy Psalms 144:14 - no breaking in Psalms 147:13 - blessed Isaiah 8:18 - which Isaiah 25:6 - in this Isaiah 30:19 - dwell Isaiah 54:14 - righteousness Isaiah 56:7 - them will Jeremiah 26:18 - the mountain Lamentations 5:21 - renew Ezekiel 36:10 - I will Daniel 9:16 - thy holy Daniel 9:20 - for Joel 2:1 - in my Obadiah 1:17 - there shall be holiness Micah 4:1 - the mountain Zechariah 1:14 - I am Zechariah 12:6 - Jerusalem shall Malachi 3:4 - the offering 2 Peter 1:18 - the holy

Verse 4

There: 1 Samuel 2:31, Job 5:26, Job 42:17, Isaiah 65:20-Song of Solomon :, Lamentations 2:20, Lamentations 2:21, Lamentations 2:22, Lamentations 5:11-Ezra :, Hebrews 12:22

very age: Heb. multitude of days

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:19 - upon his staff 1 Samuel 2:32 - an old man Ecclesiastes 12:3 - strong Jeremiah 3:16 - when Jeremiah 30:10 - and shall Jeremiah 30:19 - and I Jeremiah 31:13 - shall Jeremiah 31:24 - General Lamentations 1:1 - full Ezekiel 37:26 - multiply Zechariah 2:4 - Jerusalem Zechariah 14:11 - shall be safely inhabited

Verse 5

playing: Zechariah 2:4, Psalms 128:3, Psalms 128:4, Psalms 144:12-Ezra :, Jeremiah 30:19, Jeremiah 30:20, Jeremiah 31:27, Jeremiah 33:11, Lamentations 2:19, Matthew 11:16, Matthew 11:17

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 3:16 - when Jeremiah 31:13 - shall Lamentations 1:1 - full Ezekiel 37:26 - multiply Luke 7:32 - children

Verse 6

marvellous: or, hard, or difficult

should: Genesis 18:14, Numbers 11:22, Numbers 11:23, 2 Kings 7:2, Jeremiah 32:17, Jeremiah 32:27, Luke 1:20, Luke 1:37, Luke 18:27, Romans 4:20, Romans 4:21, Romans 6:19-Ecclesiastes :

Reciprocal: Ezra 9:8 - a remnant Ecclesiastes 5:8 - marvel Zechariah 8:12 - the remnant Matthew 19:26 - but Mark 10:27 - With men Luke 9:43 - amazed

Verse 7

I: Psalms 107:2, Psalms 107:3, Isaiah 11:11-Nehemiah :, Isaiah 27:12, Isaiah 27:13, Isaiah 43:5, Isaiah 43:6, Isaiah 49:12, Isaiah 59:19, Isaiah 66:19, Isaiah 66:20, Jeremiah 31:8, Ezekiel 37:19-Lamentations :, Hosea 11:10, Hosea 11:11, Amos 9:14, Amos 9:15, Malachi 1:11, Romans 11:25-Daniel :

west country: Heb. country of the going down of the sun, Psalms 50:1, Psalms 113:3

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:3 - gather thee Ezekiel 36:33 - cause Zechariah 10:6 - I will save Zechariah 10:10 - out of the

Verse 8

and they shall dwell: Jeremiah 3:17, Jeremiah 3:18, Jeremiah 23:8, Jeremiah 32:41, Ezekiel 37:25, Joel 3:20, Amos 9:14, Amos 9:15, Obadiah 1:17-Ecclesiastes :, Zephaniah 3:14-Proverbs :

they shall be my: Zechariah 13:9, Leviticus 26:12, Jeremiah 4:2, Jeremiah 30:22, Jeremiah 31:1, Jeremiah 31:33, Jeremiah 32:38, Jeremiah 32:39, Ezekiel 11:20, Ezekiel 36:28, Ezekiel 37:27, Hosea 2:19-Isaiah :, 2 Corinthians 6:16-Job :, Revelation 21:3, Revelation 21:7

in truth: Jeremiah 4:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:6 - I am Deuteronomy 30:3 - gather thee Isaiah 1:26 - thou shalt Isaiah 14:3 - General Isaiah 51:16 - Thou art Jeremiah 11:4 - ye be Jeremiah 24:7 - and they Ezekiel 36:33 - cause Zechariah 8:11 - General Zechariah 14:11 - shall be safely inhabited Hebrews 8:10 - I will be

Verse 9

Let: Zechariah 8:13, Zechariah 8:18, Joshua 1:6, Joshua 1:8, 1 Chronicles 22:13, 1 Chronicles 28:20, Isaiah 35:4, Haggai 2:4-1 Samuel :, Ephesians 6:10, 2 Timothy 2:1

the prophets: Ezra 5:1, Ezra 5:2, Haggai 1:1, Haggai 1:12, Haggai 2:21

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 32:7 - strong Daniel 10:19 - be strong Haggai 2:18 - even Zechariah 6:12 - he shall build Zechariah 8:11 - General Romans 4:20 - but was 1 Corinthians 16:13 - be

Verse 10

before: Haggai 1:6-1 Kings :, Haggai 2:16-Job :

there was no hire for man: or, the hire of man became nothing, etc

neither: Judges 5:6, Judges 5:7, Judges 5:11, 2 Chronicles 15:5-Judges :, Jeremiah 16:16

for: Isaiah 19:2, Amos 3:6, Amos 9:4, Matthew 10:34-Zephaniah :

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:15 - it came for his hire Jeremiah 16:5 - I have Lamentations 3:17 - thou Zechariah 11:6 - deliver

Verse 11

Zechariah 8:8, Zechariah 8:9, Psalms 103:9, Isaiah 11:13, Isaiah 12:1, Haggai 2:19, Malachi 3:9-1 Kings :

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 11:6 - thou knowest Isaiah 30:23 - shall he Ezekiel 36:11 - will do Zechariah 10:6 - as

Verse 12

the seed: Genesis 26:12, Leviticus 26:4, Leviticus 26:5, Deuteronomy 28:4-2 Kings :, Psalms 67:6, Psalms 67:7, Proverbs 3:9, Proverbs 3:10, Isaiah 30:23, Ezekiel 34:26, Ezekiel 34:27, Ezekiel 36:30, Hosea 2:21-Isaiah :, Joel 2:22, Amos 9:13-Ezra :, Haggai 2:19

prosperous: Heb. of peace, Psalms 72:3, James 3:18

the heavens: Genesis 27:28, Deuteronomy 32:2, Deuteronomy 33:13, Deuteronomy 33:28, 1 Kings 17:1, Proverbs 19:12, Hosea 14:5, Haggai 1:10

the remnant: Zechariah 8:6, Micah 4:6, Micah 4:7, 1 Corinthians 3:21

to possess: Isaiah 61:7, Ezekiel 36:12, Obadiah 1:17-Proverbs :, Matthew 6:33

Reciprocal: Ezra 9:8 - a remnant Psalms 107:37 - which may Ecclesiastes 11:6 - thou knowest Isaiah 26:19 - thy dew Ezekiel 36:9 - General Hosea 14:7 - grow Haggai 2:18 - even Malachi 3:11 - neither

Verse 13

a curse: Deuteronomy 28:37, Deuteronomy 29:23-Hosea :, 1 Kings 9:7, 1 Kings 9:8, 2 Chronicles 7:20-Song of Solomon :, Psalms 44:13, Psalms 44:14, Psalms 44:16, Psalms 79:4, Isaiah 65:15, Isaiah 65:16, Jeremiah 24:9, Jeremiah 25:18, Jeremiah 26:6, Jeremiah 29:18, Jeremiah 42:18, Jeremiah 44:12, Jeremiah 44:22, Lamentations 2:15, Lamentations 2:16, Lamentations 4:15, Ezekiel 5:15, Daniel 9:11

O house: Zechariah 1:19, Zechariah 9:13, Zechariah 10:6, 2 Kings 17:18-Proverbs :, Isaiah 9:20, Isaiah 9:21, Jeremiah 32:30-Jonah :, Jeremiah 33:24, Ezekiel 37:11, Ezekiel 37:16-Psalms :

ye shall: The consideration that all nations who now worship the true God, and receive the Sacred Scriptures as His word, have derived the whole of their divine knowledge, under God, from Jewish prophets, apostles, and teachers, and that the Saviour "in whom all nations shall be blessed," sprang from that favoured race, emphatically explains what is meant by "ye shall be a blessing." The full accomplishment of this prediction, however, is probably reserved for the future restoration of the Jews. Zechariah 8:20-Isaiah :, Zechariah 10:6-1 Samuel :, Genesis 12:2, Genesis 12:3, Genesis 26:4, Ruth 4:11, Ruth 4:12, Psalms 72:17, Isaiah 19:24, Isaiah 19:25, Micah 5:7, Zephaniah 3:20, Galatians 3:14, Galatians 3:28, Galatians 3:29, Haggai 2:19

fear not: Zechariah 8:9, Isaiah 35:3, Isaiah 35:4, Isaiah 41:10-Nehemiah :, 1 Corinthians 16:13

Reciprocal: Numbers 5:27 - the woman Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong 2 Samuel 16:21 - the hands Isaiah 43:28 - and have Isaiah 61:9 - their seed Ezekiel 34:26 - make them Daniel 10:19 - be strong Zephaniah 3:15 - hath taken Haggai 2:5 - fear Zechariah 8:15 - fear Romans 4:20 - but was Ephesians 6:10 - be

Verse 14

As: Zechariah 1:6, Psalms 33:11, Isaiah 14:24, Jeremiah 31:28

I repented: 2 Chronicles 36:16, Jeremiah 4:28, Jeremiah 15:1-Joshua :, Jeremiah 20:16, Ezekiel 24:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:12 - repent Numbers 14:11 - How long will this Jeremiah 23:20 - until Jeremiah 29:11 - I know Jeremiah 32:42 - Like Zechariah 1:19 - scattered

Verse 15

have: Jeremiah 29:11-2 Chronicles :, Jeremiah 32:42, Micah 4:10-1 Chronicles :, Micah 7:18-Proverbs :

fear: Zechariah 8:13, Isaiah 43:1, Isaiah 43:2, Zephaniah 3:16, Zephaniah 3:17, Luke 12:32

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 23:20 - until Joel 2:21 - Fear Haggai 2:5 - fear

Verse 16

are: Deuteronomy 10:12, Deuteronomy 10:13, Deuteronomy 11:7, Deuteronomy 11:8, Micah 6:8, Luke 3:8-2 Chronicles :, Ephesians 4:17, 1 Peter 1:13-Nehemiah :

Speak: Zechariah 8:19, Zechariah 7:9, Leviticus 19:11, Psalms 15:2, Proverbs 12:17, Proverbs 12:19, Jeremiah 9:3-Deuteronomy :, Hosea 4:1, Hosea 4:2, Micah 6:12, Ephesians 4:25, 1 Thessalonians 4:6, Revelation 21:8

execute the judgment of truth and peace: Heb. judge truth and the judgment of peace, Zechariah 7:9, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 11:3-1 Samuel :, Amos 5:15, Amos 5:24, Matthew 5:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:24 - I am Genesis 34:20 - the gate Exodus 18:21 - men Job 29:7 - General Isaiah 1:17 - seek Isaiah 39:8 - For Isaiah 61:8 - I the Lord Ezekiel 18:8 - hath executed Ezekiel 45:9 - remove Hosea 12:6 - keep Matthew 7:12 - for Ephesians 4:15 - But Colossians 3:9 - Lie

Verse 17

let: Zechariah 7:10, Proverbs 3:29, Proverbs 6:14, Jeremiah 4:14, Micah 2:1-Leviticus :, Matthew 5:28, Matthew 12:35, Matthew 15:19

love: Zechariah 5:3, Zechariah 5:4, Jeremiah 4:2, Malachi 3:5

things: Psalms 5:5, Psalms 5:6, Psalms 10:3, Proverbs 6:16-Psalms :, Proverbs 8:13, Jeremiah 44:4, Habakkuk 1:13

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:11 - shall not Deuteronomy 16:22 - which Psalms 15:2 - speaketh Proverbs 6:18 - heart Isaiah 55:7 - his thoughts Isaiah 61:8 - I the Lord Zechariah 7:9 - saying Matthew 7:12 - for Matthew 26:72 - with 1 Timothy 1:10 - perjured Hebrews 1:9 - hated

Verse 18

Reciprocal: Zechariah 8:9 - Let Acts 2:5 - were 1 Peter 1:11 - the glory

Verse 19

the fourth: 2 Kings 25:3, 2 Kings 25:4, Jeremiah 39:2, Jeremiah 52:6, Jeremiah 52:7

the fifth: Zechariah 7:3, Jeremiah 52:12-Ezra :

the seventh: Zechariah 7:5, 2 Kings 25:25, Jeremiah 41:1-Leviticus :

the tenth: Jeremiah 52:4

joy: Esther 8:17, Esther 9:22, Psalms 30:11, Isaiah 12:1, Isaiah 35:10, Isaiah 51:11, Jeremiah 31:12, Jeremiah 31:13

feasts: Heb. solemn, or, set times

therefore: Zechariah 8:16, Luke 1:74, Luke 1:75, Titus 2:11, Titus 2:12, Revelation 22:15

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 20:19 - peace and truth 2 Kings 25:8 - in the fifth month Esther 9:30 - words of peace Isaiah 39:8 - For Jeremiah 1:3 - in the fifth Jeremiah 30:19 - out Jeremiah 33:11 - the voice of them Jeremiah 36:9 - they Jeremiah 39:1 - the ninth Ezekiel 36:38 - as the flock Hosea 2:14 - and speak Zephaniah 2:3 - all Zechariah 1:13 - with good Ephesians 4:25 - speak 2 John 1:3 - in truth

Verse 20

there: Zechariah 2:11, Zechariah 14:16, Zechariah 14:17, 1 Kings 8:41, 1 Kings 8:43, 2 Chronicles 6:32, 2 Chronicles 6:33, Psalms 22:27, Psalms 67:1-Numbers :, Psalms 72:17, Psalms 89:9, Psalms 117:1, Psalms 117:2, Psalms 138:4, Psalms 138:5, Isaiah 2:2, Isaiah 2:3, Isaiah 11:10, Isaiah 49:6, Isaiah 49:22, Isaiah 49:23, Isaiah 60:3-2 Kings :, Isaiah 66:18-Proverbs :, Jeremiah 16:19, Hosea 1:10, Hosea 2:23, Amos 9:12, Micah 4:1, Micah 4:2, Malachi 1:11, Matthew 8:11, Acts 15:14, Acts 15:18, Romans 15:9-2 Kings :, Revelation 11:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:10 - the gathering Deuteronomy 4:6 - Surely Joshua 2:11 - for the Lord Esther 8:17 - many of the people Psalms 67:2 - That Psalms 102:15 - General Psalms 102:22 - General Psalms 115:14 - Lord Isaiah 19:24 - shall Isaiah 26:2 - Open Isaiah 44:5 - I am Isaiah 45:14 - Surely Isaiah 49:12 - these shall Isaiah 55:5 - nation Isaiah 56:3 - the son Isaiah 66:23 - shall all Jeremiah 3:17 - and all the nations Jeremiah 31:6 - Arise Jeremiah 33:9 - a name Ezekiel 20:40 - there shall Daniel 11:33 - understand Micah 7:16 - nations Zephaniah 2:11 - and men Zephaniah 3:9 - that Zechariah 8:13 - ye shall Zechariah 14:9 - the Lord Matthew 13:32 - the least Mark 4:31 - is less than Luke 13:19 - and it John 10:16 - other Acts 2:10 - Jews Acts 3:19 - when Acts 9:31 - were multiplied Acts 10:24 - and had Acts 11:1 - the Gentiles Acts 13:47 - that thou Acts 15:17 - the residue Acts 17:4 - some Romans 3:29 - General Romans 11:12 - their Romans 11:18 - thou bearest Romans 11:25 - until Colossians 3:11 - there 1 Thessalonians 1:9 - ye Revelation 3:9 - I will make them to Revelation 7:9 - a great Revelation 15:4 - for all

Verse 21

Let: Psalms 122:1-1 Samuel :

speedily: or, continually, Heb. going, Hosea 6:3

pray before the Lord: Heb. intreat the face of the Lord, Zechariah 7:2

I will: Psalms 103:22, Psalms 146:1, Psalms 146:2

Reciprocal: Numbers 10:29 - come 2 Chronicles 15:9 - they saw Song of Solomon 6:1 - that Jeremiah 50:4 - seek the Ezekiel 47:9 - a very great Zechariah 9:1 - when John 1:37 - and they Revelation 22:17 - let him that heareth

Verse 22

Isaiah 25:7, Isaiah 55:5, Isaiah 60:3-Song of Solomon :, Isaiah 66:23, Jeremiah 4:2, Micah 4:3, Haggai 2:7, Galatians 3:8, Revelation 15:4, Revelation 21:24

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 6:32 - is come Psalms 126:2 - then said Isaiah 14:1 - the strangers Isaiah 45:14 - The labour Isaiah 65:1 - unto Hosea 2:23 - Thou art my God Micah 2:12 - they

Verse 23

ten men: Genesis 31:7, Genesis 31:41, Numbers 14:22, Job 19:3, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Micah 5:5, Matthew 18:21, Matthew 18:22

out: Isaiah 66:18, Revelation 7:9, Revelation 7:10, Revelation 14:6, Revelation 14:7

take: 1 Samuel 15:27, 1 Samuel 15:28, Isaiah 3:6, Isaiah 4:1, Luke 8:44, Acts 19:12

We will: Numbers 10:29-Jonah :, Ruth 1:16, Ruth 1:17, 2 Samuel 15:19-Song of Solomon :, 2 Kings 2:6, 1 Chronicles 12:18, Isaiah 55:5, Isaiah 60:3, Acts 13:47, Acts 13:48

we have: Numbers 14:14-Nehemiah :, Deuteronomy 4:6, Deuteronomy 4:7, Joshua 2:9-1 Chronicles :, 1 Kings 8:42, 1 Kings 8:43, 1 Corinthians 14:25

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:22 - God Genesis 39:3 - saw that Exodus 12:38 - And a mixed multitude Exodus 18:1 - heard Joshua 22:31 - the Lord is Joshua 24:18 - will we also Ruth 1:10 - Surely Ruth 1:14 - but Ruth 1 Samuel 14:7 - Do all 1 Kings 4:34 - General 1 Chronicles 17:2 - for God 2 Chronicles 32:7 - strong Esther 9:27 - all such Psalms 23:4 - for thou Psalms 126:2 - then said Isaiah 9:3 - hast multiplied Isaiah 14:1 - the strangers Isaiah 45:14 - The labour Isaiah 65:1 - unto Ezekiel 34:26 - make them Daniel 4:1 - unto all Hosea 2:23 - Thou art my God Micah 2:12 - they Zephaniah 2:11 - and men Zechariah 9:7 - he that Zechariah 9:16 - lifted Malachi 3:12 - all Acts 2:10 - Jews Revelation 21:24 - the nations

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Zechariah 8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/zechariah-8.html.