Zechariah 2:12
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New International Version
The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
The land of Judah will be the LORD's special possession in the holy land, and he will once again choose Jerusalem to be his own city.

English Standard Version
And the LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.”

New American Standard Bible
"The LORD will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will take possession of Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and He will once again choose Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
The LORD will take possession of Judah as his own property in the Holy Land—and he will choose Jerusalem again.

NET Bible
The LORD will take possession of Judah as his portion in the holy land and he will choose Jerusalem once again.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will claim Judah as his own in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD shall possess Judah his portion in the holy land and shall still choose Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD shall inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

American King James Version
And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah shall inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord shall possess Juda his portion in the sanctified land: and he shall yet choose Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah shall inherit Judah [as] his portion in the holy land, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
And the LORD shall inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

World English Bible
Yahweh will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah hath inherited Judah, His portion on the holy ground, And He hath fixed again on Jerusalem.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:10-13 Here is a prediction of the coming of Christ in human nature. Many nations in that day would renounce idolatry, and God will own those for his people who join him with purpose of heart. Glorious times are foretold as a prophecy of our Lord's coming and kingdom. God is about to do something unexpected, and very surprising, and to plead his people's cause, which had long seemed neglected. Silently submit to his holy will, and patiently wait the event; assured that God will complete all his work. He will ere long come to judgment, to complete the salvation of his people, and to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their sins.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12 - Shall inherit Judah. The Lord, though it is true that many other nations shall be converted, shall take Judah (i.e. the whole Jewish nation) as his portion, in accordance with Deuteronomy 32:9. In the holy land. This expression is not found elsewhere applied to Judaea, nor is it to be confined to that nation here. Every land is holy where the Lord dwells. The conversion of the heathen should emanate from Judaea (Luke 24:47), and spread through all the world, and thus the earth should be holy ground. Shall choose Jerusalem again; Revised Version, "shall yet choose Jerusalem" (comp. Zechariah 1:17). This points to Christ as King of the spiritual Zion.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land,.... The Lord's people is his portion, and the lot of his inheritance; whom he has chosen, and calls as such, whether they be Jews or Gentiles; but here it seems to mean the believing Jews; who, it is very likely, upon their conversion, will be returned to their own land, here called "the holy land"; because formerly here the Lord's holy people dwelt, his holy sanctuary was, and his holy worship and ordinances were attended on; and where now he will possess and enjoy his people, and favour them with communion with himself:

and shall choose Jerusalem again; after long trodden down of the Gentiles; as it formerly was a place of divine worship, so it shall be again; and which will be performed in it in a more spiritual and evangelical manner than ever; or it may respect the people of the Jews, who, being called by grace, this will be a kind of a renovation of their election, and an evidence of it; see Romans 11:26.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. Judah his portion in the holy land—Lest the joining of the Gentile "nations to Jehovah" (Zec 2:11) should lead the Jews to fear that their peculiar relation to Him (De 4:20; 9:29; 32:9) as "His inheritance" should cease, this verse is added to assure them of His making them so hereafter "again."

choose Jerusalem again—The course of God's grace was interrupted for a time, but His covenant was not set aside (Ro 11:28, 29); the election was once for all, and therefore shall hold good for ever.

Zechariah 2:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Redemption of Zion
11"Many nations will join themselves to the LORD in that day and will become My people. Then I will dwell in your midst, and you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. 12"The LORD will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem. 13"Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for He is aroused from His holy habitation."
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:9
For the LORD's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance.

2 Chronicles 6:6
But now I have chosen Jerusalem for my Name to be there, and I have chosen David to rule my people Israel.'

Psalm 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.

Psalm 132:13
For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,

Psalm 132:14
"This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.

Isaiah 14:1
The LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land. Foreigners will join them and unite with the descendants of Jacob.

Jeremiah 10:16
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including Israel, the people of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.

Zechariah 1:17
"Proclaim further: This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'My towns will again overflow with prosperity, and the LORD will again comfort Zion and choose Jerusalem.'"

Zechariah 3:2
The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?"
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

inherit.

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, …

Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Psalm 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for you shall inherit all nations.

Psalm 135:4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all …

Jeremiah 51:19 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all …

and shall.

Zechariah 1:17 Cry yet, saying, Thus said the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity …

Isaiah 41:9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called you …

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