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Zechariah 8:7

    Zechariah 8:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus said the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is what the Lord of armies has said: See, I will be the saviour of my people from the east country, and from the west country;

    Webster's Revision

    Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

    World English Bible

    Thus says Yahweh of Armies: "Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country:

    Definitions for Zechariah 8:7

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 8:7

    I will save my people from the east country, and from the west - From every land in which any of them may be found. But these promises principally regard the Christian Church, or the bringing in the Jews with the fullness of the Gentiles.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 8:7

    I will save My people from the East country and from the West country - Dionysius: "that is, the whole world; for Israel had been scattered in every part of the world." God had said to Israel, "I will bring thy seed from the east and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Keep not back" Isaiah 43:5-6. The two tribes had been carried to Babylon and had been dispersed, or had been allowed to migrate to the various provinces of the Babylonian or Persian empire. But these were in the East, though commonly called the north, because they invaded Israel from the north. Those who had migrated to Egypt were in the south. As yet none were in the West. The dispersion, as well as the gathering, was still future. When our Lord came, they had migrated westward. Greece, Italy, Asia minor, were full of them; and from all they were gathered. All Paul's Epistles written to named Churches, were written to Churches formed from converts in the West. In all these countries God would gather His one people, His Church, not of "the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles" Romans 9:24, grafted into them, as our Lord said, "I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and from the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven; but the children of the kingdom (the unbelieving Jews, who were not the remnant) shall be cast out into outer darkness" Matthew 8:11-12.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 8:7

    8:7 The east - country - Persia and Media, which lay east from Jerusalem, and were now masters of Babylon.