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Zechariah 8:16

    Zechariah 8:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    These are the things that ye shall do: speak ye every man the truth with his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    These are the things which you are to do: Let every man say what is true to his neighbour; and let your judging give peace in your towns.

    Webster's Revision

    These are the things that ye shall do: speak ye every man the truth with his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;

    World English Bible

    These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor. Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth with his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 8:16

    Speak ye every man the truth - See Zechariah 7:9, Zechariah 7:10.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 8:16

    These are the things that ye shall do - He exhorts them to the same duties, to which the former prophets had exhorted their fathers, Zechariah 7:9-10, and, as before, first positively to truth and peace; then to avoid everything contrary to it. "Judgment of peace" must be judgment which issues in peace, as all righteous judgment righteously received, in which case each party acquiesces, must. Kimchi: "If ye judge righteousness, there will be peace between the litigants, according to that proverb, Sanhedr. f. 7. a. quoted by Me. Caul, p. 78), 'He that hath his coat taken from him by the tribunal, let him sing and go his way' ("because," says a gloss (Rashi, quoted Ibid.), "they have judged the judgment of truth, and have taken away that which would have been stolen property, if he retained it," being in fact not his). And they have quoted that, "And all this people shall go to their place in peace" Exodus 18:23. : "All this people," even he that is condemned in judgment. It is also interpreted of arbitration. What sort of judgment is that, in which there is peace? It is that of arbitration."

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 8:16

    8:16 Judgment of truth - True judgment. Peace - That may restore, and settle peace among you. Gates - The places of judicature, where the judges sat.