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Zechariah 8:20

    Zechariah 8:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: It shall yet come to pass , that there shall come peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is what the Lord of armies has said: It will again come about that when peoples and those living in great towns come,

    Webster's Revision

    Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: It shall yet come to pass , that there shall come peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities;

    World English Bible

    Thus says Yahweh of Armies: "Many peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities will yet come;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thus saith the LORD of hosts: It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities:

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 8:20

    There shall come people - Similar promises to those in Isaiah 2:3 and in Micah 4:1, Micah 4:2. Many Gentiles, as well as Jews, will then be found devoting themselves to the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 8:20

    It shall yet be that - The promises are those which God had already made by Isaiah (Isaiah 2:2 ff) and Micah (Micah 4:1 ff). Yet where was the show of their fulfillment? The Jews themselves, a handful: the temple unfinished; its completion depending, in human sight, upon the will of their pagan masters, the rival worship at Samaria standing and inviting to coalition. Appearances and experience were against it. God says virtually, that it was, in human sight, contrary to all expectations. But "weakness is aye Heaven's might." Despite of all, of the fewness of those who were returned, their downheartedness, broken condition, hopelessness, though all had hitherto failed, though, or rather because, all human energy and strength were gone, as God had said before, "The Lord shall yet (Zechariah 1:17; Zechariah 2:1-13 :16 (12 English)) choose Jerusalem," so now, It shall "yet" be "that."

    Nations and many cities shall come - He describes vividly the eagerness and mutual impulse, with which not only many but mighty nations should throng to the Gospel, and every fresh conversion should win others also, until the great tide should sweep through the world.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 8:20

    8:20 People - Multitudes.