Zechariah 8:16
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New International Version
These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;

New Living Translation
But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.

English Standard Version
These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;

New American Standard Bible
'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

King James Bible
These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; make true and sound decisions within your gates.

International Standard Version
Here's what you must do: tell the truth to your neighbors, administer true and peaceful justice in your courtrooms,

NET Bible
These are the things you must do: Speak the truth, each of you, to one another. Practice true and righteous judgment in your courts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You must do these things: Speak the truth to each other. Give correct and fair verdicts for peace in your courts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
These are the things that ye shall do: Speak ye every man the truth with his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;

New American Standard 1977
‘These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These are the things that ye shall do: Speak each one the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;

King James 2000 Bible
These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

American King James Version
These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

American Standard Version
These are the things that ye shall do: speak ye every man the truth with his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;

Douay-Rheims Bible
These then are the things, which you shall do: Speak ye truth every one to his neighbour: judge ye truth and judgment of peace in your gates.

Darby Bible Translation
These are the things that ye shall do: Speak truth every one with his neighbour; execute truth and the judgment of peace in your gates;

English Revised Version
These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth with his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

Webster's Bible Translation
These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

World English Bible
These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor. Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates,

Young's Literal Translation
These are the things that ye do: Speak ye truth each with his neighbour, Truth and peaceful judgment judge in your gates,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:9-17 Those only who lay their hands to the plough of duty, shall have them strengthened with the promises of mercy: those who avoid their fathers' faults have the curse turned into a blessing. Those who believed the promises, were to show their faith by their works, and to wait the fulfilment. When God is displeased, he can cause trade to decay, and set every man against his neighbour; but when he returns in mercy, all is happy and prosperous. Surely believers in Christ must not trifle with the exhortation to put away lying, and to speak every man peace with his neighbour, to hate what the Lord hates, and to love that wherein he delights.
Study Bible
The Restoration of Jerusalem
15so I have again purposed in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not fear! 16These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates. 17'Also let none of you devise evil in your heart against another, and do not love perjury; for all these are what I hate,' declares the LORD."…
Cross References
Ephesians 4:25
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

Psalm 15:2
He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart.

Proverbs 12:17
He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.

Isaiah 9:7
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

Isaiah 11:5
Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, And faithfulness the belt about His waist.

Jeremiah 22:3
Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Ezekiel 18:8
if he does not lend money on interest or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man,

Ezekiel 45:9
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Enough, you princes of Israel; put away violence and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness. Stop your expropriations from My people," declares the Lord GOD.

Zephaniah 3:13
"The remnant of Israel will do no wrong And tell no lies, Nor will a deceitful tongue Be found in their mouths; For they will feed and lie down With no one to make them tremble."
Treasury of Scripture

These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

are.

Deuteronomy 10:12,13 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but …

Deuteronomy 11:7,8 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which he did…

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require …

Luke 3:8-14 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not …

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

1 Peter 1:13-16 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…

Speak.

Zechariah 8:19 Thus said the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the …

Zechariah 7:9 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and …

Leviticus 19:11 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Psalm 15:2 He that walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the …

Proverbs 12:17,19 He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit…

Jeremiah 9:3-5 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are …

Hosea 4:1,2 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has …

Micah 6:12 For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants …

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: …

1 Thessalonians 4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because …

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

execute the judgment of truth and peace. Heb. judge truth and the judgment of peace.

Zechariah 7:9 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and …

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …

Isaiah 11:3-9 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: …

Amos 5:15,24 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate…

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

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