Zechariah 2:8
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New International Version
For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye--

New Living Translation
After a period of glory, the LORD of Heaven's Armies sent me against the nations who plundered you. For he said, "Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession.

English Standard Version
For thus said the LORD of hosts, after his glory sent me to the nations who plundered you, for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye:

New American Standard Bible
For thus says the LORD of hosts, "After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.

King James Bible
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD of Hosts says this: "He has sent Me for His glory against the nations who are plundering you, for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.

International Standard Version
For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "In pursuit of glory I was sent to the nations who plundered you, because whoever injures you injures the pupil of my eye.

NET Bible
For the LORD who rules over all says to me that for his own glory he has sent me to the nations that plundered you--for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of his eye.

New Heart English Bible
For thus says the LORD of hosts: 'For honor he has sent me to the nations which plundered you; for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD of Armies says: Afterwards, the Glory sent me to the nations who looted you. Whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thus saith the LORD of hosts who sent me after glory unto the nations which spoiled you: 'Surely, he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

New American Standard 1977
For thus says the LORD of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; After the glory he shall send me unto the Gentiles which spoiled you, for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.

King James 2000 Bible
For thus says the LORD of hosts; After his glory has he sent me unto the nations which plundered you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.

American King James Version
For thus said the LORD of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to the nations which spoiled you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.

American Standard Version
For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: After glory hath he sent me unto the nations which plundered you; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thus saith the Lord of hosts: After the glory he hath sent me to the nations that have robbed you: for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of my eye:

Darby Bible Translation
For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: After the glory, hath he sent me unto the nations that made you a spoil; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

English Revised Version
For thus saith the LORD of hosts: After glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me to the nations which wasted you: for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of his eye.

World English Bible
For thus says Yahweh of Armies: 'For honor he has sent me to the nations which plundered you; for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye.

Young's Literal Translation
For thus said Jehovah of Hosts: After honour He hath sent me unto the nations who are spoiling you, For he who is coming against you, Is coming against the daughter of His eye.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:6-9 If God will build Jerusalem for the people and their comfort, they must inhabit it for him and his glory. The promises and privileges with which God's people are blessed, should engage us to join them, whatever it costs us. When Zion is enlarged to make room for all God's Israel, it is the greatest madness for any of them to stay in Babylon. The captivity of a sinful state is by no means to be continued in, though a man may be easy in worldly matters. Escape for thy life, look not behind thee. Christ has proclaimed that deliverance to the captives, which he has himself wrought out, and it concerns every one to resolve that sin shall not have dominion over him. Those who would be found among God's children, must save themselves from this world, see Ac 2:40. What Christ will do for his church, shall be an evident proof of God's care and affection. He that touches you, touches the apple of his eye. This is a strong expression of God's love to his church. He takes what is done against her as done against the tenderest part of the eye, to which the least touch is a great offence. Christ is sent to be the Protector of his church.
Study Bible
The Redemption of Zion
7"Ho, Zion! Escape, you who are living with the daughter of Babylon." 8For thus says the LORD of hosts, "After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye. 9"For behold, I will wave My hand over them so that they will be plunder for their slaves. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:10
"He found him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings

Proverbs 7:2
Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Isaiah 60:7
"All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered together to you, The rams of Nebaioth will minister to you; They will go up with acceptance on My altar, And I shall glorify My glorious house.

Jeremiah 12:14
Thus says the LORD concerning all My wicked neighbors who strike at the inheritance with which I have endowed My people Israel, "Behold I am about to uproot them from their land and will uproot the house of Judah from among them.

Jeremiah 27:7
"All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson until the time of his own land comes; then many nations and great kings will make him their servant.

Ezekiel 26:20
then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the lower parts of the earth, like the ancient waste places, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited; but I will set glory in the land of the living.

Ezekiel 38:14
"Therefore prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "On that day when My people Israel are living securely, will you not know it?

Habakkuk 2:8
"Because you have looted many nations, All the remainder of the peoples will loot you-- Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants.
Treasury of Scripture

For thus said the LORD of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to the nations which spoiled you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.

After.

Zechariah 2:4,5 And said to him, Run, speak to this young man, saying…

Zechariah 1:15,16 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: …

Isaiah 60:7-14 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams …

sent.

Zechariah 2:9,11 For, behold, I will shake my hand on them, and they shall be a spoil …

Isaiah 48:15,16 I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him: I have brought him, …

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before …

John 14:23,24,26 Jesus answered and said to him, If a man love me, he will keep my …

John 15:21-23 But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because …

John 17:18 As you have sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them …

1 John 4:9,10,14 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God …

the nations.

2 Kings 24:2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of …

Jeremiah 50:17,18 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first …

Jeremiah 51:34,35 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed …

Ezekiel 25:6,7,12,15 For thus said the Lord GOD; Because you have clapped your hands, …

Ezekiel 26:2 Son of man, because that Tyrus has said against Jerusalem, Aha, she …

Ezekiel 35:5 Because you have had a perpetual hatred…

Joel 3:2-8 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the …

Amos 1:3-5,9,11,13 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for …

Obadiah 1:10-16 For your violence against your brother Jacob shame shall cover you, …

Micah 4:11 Now also many nations are gathered against you, that say, Let her …

Micah 5:6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the …

Micah 7:10 Then she that is my enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her …

Habakkuk 2:8,17 Because you have spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people …

Zephaniah 2:8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children …

for.

Genesis 20:6 And God said to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in …

Psalm 105:13-15 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people…

Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, …

2 Thessalonians 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation …

the apple.

Deuteronomy 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; …

Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings,

Matthew 25:40,45 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

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