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Zechariah 12:9

    Zechariah 12:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it will come about on that day that I will take in hand the destruction of all the nations who come against Jerusalem.

    Webster's Revision

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

    World English Bible

    It will happen in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 12:9

    I will seek to destroy all the nations - When this time shall arrive, all nations that "will not receive the faith of our Lord Jesus" shall be destroyed, when the longsuffering of God shall no longer wait upon them. This seems to belong to a period yet very remote.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 12:9

    In that day, I will seek to destroy - Woe indeed to those, whom Almighty God shall "'seek' to destroy!" Man may seek earnestly to do, what at last he cannot do. Still it is an earnest seeking. And whether it is used of human seeking which fails, or which succeeds 1 Samuel 14:4; 1 Samuel 23:10; Ecclesiastes 12:10, inchoate or permitted 1 Kings 11:22; Zechariah 6:7, it is always used of seeking to do, what it is a person's set purpose to do if he can. Here it is spoken of Almighty God . Ribera: "He saith not, 'I will destroy' but 'I will seek to destroy,' that is, it shall ever be My care to destroy all the enemies of the Church, that they may in no way prevail against it: this I will do alway to the end of the world."

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 12:9

    12:9 I will seek - I will purposely and effectually do it.