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Zechariah 7:9

    Zechariah 7:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thus hath Jehovah of hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is what the Lord of armies has said: Let your judging be upright and done in good faith, let every man have mercy and pity for his brother:

    Webster's Revision

    Thus hath Jehovah of hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother;

    World English Bible

    "Thus has Yahweh of Armies spoken, saying, 'Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thus hath the LORD of hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassion every man to his brother:

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 7:9

    Execute true judgment - See Isaiah 58:6, Isaiah 58:7; JeremiahJer 7:23; Micah 6:8, chap. 8.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 7:9

    Thus spake the Lord - that is, through the former prophets, for he goes on to speak of their rejection in the past. "Execute true judgment." He retains the words of Ezekiel. The injunction itself runs throughout the prophets. "Shew mercy" (as Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 58:6-7; Jeremiah 7:5; Ezekiel 18:8; Hosea 12:6, etc.), that is, tender love, to all; compassion, to the unhappy. Omit no act of love, God so loves the loving. Lap.: "Like Paul to the Romans Rom 13:9, he names only the duties to the neighbor, but understands what relates to God. For the love of our neighbor presupposes the love of God, from which it springs." Jerome: "After strictness of justice, let mercy to all follow, and specially to brethren, of the same blood and of one faith. Brother and neighbor we ought to account the whole human race, since we are all born of one parent, or those who are of the household of faith, according to the parable of the Gospel, "which willeth us to understand by neighbor, nor our kin, but all men" (Luke 10:30 ff).

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 7:9

    7:9 Spake - To your fathers.