Zechariah 10:9
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New International Version
Though I scatter them among the peoples, yet in distant lands they will remember me. They and their children will survive, and they will return.

New Living Translation
Though I have scattered them like seeds among the nations, they will still remember me in distant lands. They and their children will survive and return again to Israel.

English Standard Version
Though I scattered them among the nations, yet in far countries they shall remember me, and with their children they shall live and return.

New American Standard Bible
"When I scatter them among the peoples, They will remember Me in far countries, And they with their children will live and come back.

King James Bible
And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though I sow them among the nations, they will remember Me in the distant lands; they and their children will live and return.

International Standard Version
I will scatter them among the nations, and so they will remember me in distant countries. They will rear their children, and they will return.

NET Bible
Though I scatter them among the nations, they will remember in far-off places--they and their children will sprout forth and return.

New Heart English Bible
I will sow them among the peoples; and they will remember me in far countries; and they will live with their children, and will return.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although I have scattered them among the nations, they will remember me even in faraway places. They will live with their children and then return.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will sow them among the peoples, And they shall remember Me in far countries; And they shall live with their children, and shall return.

New American Standard 1977
“When I scatter them among the peoples,
            They will remember Me in far countries,
            And they with their children will live and come back.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It was good that I planted them among the peoples; even in far countries there shall be mention made of me; and they shall live with their sons and turn again.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and return again.

American King James Version
And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.

American Standard Version
And I will sow them among the peoples; and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and shall return.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will sow them among peoples: and from afar they shall remember me: and they shall live with their children, and shall return.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will sow them among the peoples, and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children and return.

English Revised Version
And I will sow them among the peoples; and they shall remember me in far countries: and they shall live with their children, and shall return.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in remote countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.

World English Bible
I will sow them among the peoples; and they will remember me in far countries; and they will live with their children, and will return.

Young's Literal Translation
And I sow them among peoples, And in far-off places they remember Me, And they have lived with their sons, And they have turned back.
Study Bible
Judah and Israel will Be Restored
8"I will whistle for them to gather them together, For I have redeemed them; And they will be as numerous as they were before. 9"When I scatter them among the peoples, They will remember Me in far countries, And they with their children will live and come back. 10"I will bring them back from the land of Egypt And gather them from Assyria; And I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon Until no room can be found for them.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:47
if they take thought in the land where they have been taken captive, and repent and make supplication to You in the land of those who have taken them captive, saying, 'We have sinned and have committed iniquity, we have acted wickedly';

1 Kings 8:48
if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who have taken them captive, and pray to You toward their land which You have given to their fathers, the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name;

Isaiah 44:21
"Remember these things, O Jacob, And Israel, for you are My servant; I have formed you, you are My servant, O Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.

Ezekiel 6:9
"Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations to which they will be carried captive, how I have been hurt by their adulterous hearts which turned away from Me, and by their eyes which played the harlot after their idols; and they will loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed, for all their abominations.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.

sow.

Esther 8:17 And in every province, and in every city, wherever the king's commandment …

Jeremiah 31:27 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will sow the house of …

Daniel 3:1-6:28 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was three …

Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her to me in the earth; and I will have mercy on her …

Amos 9:9 For, see, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among …

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the middle of many people as …

Acts 8:1,4 And Saul was consenting to his death. And at that time there was …

Acts 11:19-21 Now they which were scattered abroad on the persecution that arose …

Acts 13:1-38 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets …

Acts 14:1-21:16 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into …

Romans 11:11-15 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: …

remember.

Deuteronomy 30:1-4 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come on you, …

1 Kings 8:47,48 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land where they were …

Nehemiah 1:9 But if you turn to me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though …

Jeremiah 51:50 You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember …

Ezekiel 6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations where …

live.

Isaiah 65:9,23 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor …

Acts 2:38,39 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

Acts 3:25,26 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God …

Acts 13:32,33 And we declare to you glad tidings, how that the promise which was …

Romans 11:16,17,24 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the …

Verse 9. - I will sow them among the people (peoples). The "sowing" here does not mean scattering, but increase, and this was to go on while they were dispersed among the nations. The word is used in the same sense in Hosea 2:23; Jeremiah 31:27. This continued dispersion was a part of their discipline, a test of their loyalty to God. They shall remember me. In the countries where they are living they shall worship the Lord and observe his Law, and be a witness for him among the heathen. They shall live with their children (Ezekiel 37:14). The promised blessing is not for a time only, but perpetual. Turn again; i.e. return to their own land (Isaiah 35:10). It cannot mean, "turn to the Lord," for they are said already to remember the Lord, and their "conversion must precede the promise of life." The next verse describes the return more particularly. And I will sow them among the people, The people of God in the Gentile world: this is to be understood of the conversion of the Jews, when they will become the good seed that hear the word, and understand it, and bring forth fruit; and of their being known, acknowledged, and reckoned among the people of God, who now are not; and of their being planted in Gospel churches, where the word is truly preached; the ordinances are faithfully administered; the Lord grants his presence, and saints have communion one with another; to be in such a fruitful soil, and in such sacred enclosures, fenced by the power and grace of God, is a great happiness:

and they shall remember me in far countries; they shall call to mind what their ancestors did to Christ, and mourn on account of a pierced Saviour; they shall remember him in the ordinance of the supper, being in a Gospel church state; they shall remember what he did and suffered for them, and his love to them in all, and that with faith, affection, and thankfulness:

and they shall live with their children; a very happy, comfortable, temporal life; and they shall live a spiritual life; a life of faith on Christ; of communion with him, and of holiness from him, and to his glory: and their children also shall live the same life, being regenerated and quickened by the same grace; these are the church's children:

and turn again; that is, when they shall turn again, either to the Lord, shall be converted unto him; or return to their own land. 9. sow them among … people—Their dispersion was with a special design. Like seed sown far and wide, they shall, when quickened themselves, be the fittest instruments for quickening others (compare Mic 5:7). The slight hold they have on every soil where they now live, as also the commercial and therefore cosmopolitan character of their pursuits, making a change of residence easy to them, fit them peculiarly for missionary work [Moore]. The wide dispersion of the Jews just before Christ's coming prepared the way similarly for the apostles' preaching in the various Jewish synagogues throughout the world; everywhere some of the Old Testament seed previously sown was ready to germinate when the New Testament light and heat were brought to bear on it by Gospel preachers. Thus the way was opened for entrance among the Gentiles. "Will sow" is the Hebrew future, said of that which has been done, is being done, and may be done afterwards [Maurer], (compare Ho 2:23).

shall remember me in far countries—(De 30:1; 2Ch 6:37). Implying the Jews' return to a right mind in "all the nations" where they are scattered simultaneously. Compare Lu 15:17, 18, with Ps 22:27, "All the ends of the world remembering and turning unto the Lord," preceded by the "seed of Jacob … Israel … fearing and glorifying Him"; also Ps 102:13-15.

live—in political and spiritual life.10:6-12 Here are precious promises to the people of God, which look to the state of the Jews, and even to the latter days of the church. Preaching the gospel is God's call for souls to come to Jesus Christ. Those whom Christ redeemed by his blood, God will gather by his grace. Difficulties shall be got over easily, and effectually, as those in the way of the deliverance out of Egypt. God himself will be their strength, and their song. When we resist, and so overcome our spiritual enemies, then our hearts shall rejoice. If God strengthen us, we must bestir ourselves in all the duties of the Christian life, must be active in the work of God; and we must do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.
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