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Zechariah 10:8

    Zechariah 10:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them; and they shall increase as they have increased.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    With the sound of the pipe I will get them together; for I have given the price to make them free: and they will be increased as they were increased.

    Webster's Revision

    I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them; and they shall increase as they have increased.

    World English Bible

    I will signal for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them; and they will increase as they have increased.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.

    Definitions for Zechariah 10:8

    Hiss - Whistle.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 10:8

    I will hiss for them - אשרקה eshrekah, "I will shriek for them;" call them with such a shrill strong voice, that they shall hear me, and find that it is the voice of their redemption.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 10:8

    I will hiss for them - Formerly God had so spoken of His summoning the enemies of His people to chastise them. "It shall be in that day, that the Lord shall hiss for the fly, that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria, and they shall come, and shall rest all of them in. the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns and upon all bushes" Isaiah 7:18-19. "He will hiss unto them from the ends of the earth, and behold they shall come with speed swiftly; none shall be weary or stumble among them" . He would gather them, like the countless numbers of the insect creation, which, if united, would irresistibly desolate life. He would summon them, as the bee-owner, by his shrill call, summons and unites his own swarm. Now, contrariwise God would summon with the same His own people. The fulfillment of the chastisement was the earnest of the ease of the fulfillment of the mercy.

    For I have redeemed them - Then they are His, being redeemed at so dear a price. Dionysius: "For Christ, as far as in Him lay, redeemed all." God had done this in purpose, as John speaks of "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" Revelation 13:8.

    And they shall increase as they increased - Kimchi: "As they increased in Egypt, so shall they increase at that time." The marvels of God's favor in Egypt shall be repeated. The increase there had been promised beforehand. "Fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation" Genesis 46:3. The fulfillment is recorded, "the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them" Exodus 1:7. God appointed that this should be part of their confession at their yearly prosperity, the offering of the basket of first-fruits; "A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went into Egypt and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous" Deuteronomy 26:5. The Psalmist dwelt upon it. "He increased His people greatly, and made them stronger than their enemies" Psalm 105:24. It became then one of the resemblances between the first deliverance and the last. Dionysius: "For the Apostles and others converted from Judaism, had more spiritual children, all those whom they begat in Christ, than the synagogue ever had after the flesh."

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 10:8

    10:8 I will hiss - Though they are now scattered far off, I will call them as a shepherd, and they shall run with speed back to the flock. As they have increased - As they did of old time.