Zechariah 8:7
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New International Version
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west.

New Living Translation
"This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: You can be sure that I will rescue my people from the east and from the west.

English Standard Version
Thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country and from the west country,

New American Standard Bible
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to save My people from the land of the east and from the land of the west;

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD of Hosts says this: "I will save My people from the land of the east and the land of the west.

International Standard Version
"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: 'Look! After having saved my people from the land of the east and from the land of the west,

NET Bible
"The LORD who rules over all asserts, 'I am about to save my people from the lands of the east and the west.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD of Armies says: I am going to save my people from the land where the sun rises and from the land where the sun sets.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; Behold, I will save my people of the land of the east and of the land where the sun sets;

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord of hosts : Behold I will save my people from the land of the east, and from the land of the going down of the sun.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the LORD 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;

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Lo, I am saving My people from the land of the rising, And from the land of the going in, of the sun,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:1-8 The sins of Zion were her worst enemies. God will take away her sins, and then no other enemies shall hurt her. Those who profess religion must adorn their profession by godliness and honesty. When become a city of truth and a mountain of holiness, Jerusalem is peaceable and prosperous. Verses 4,5, beautifully describe a state of great outward peace, attended with plenty, temperance, and contentment. The scattered Israelites shall be brought together from all parts. God will never leave nor forsake them in a way of mercy, for this he has promised them; and they shall never leave nor forsake him in a way of duty, as they have promised him. These promises were partly fulfilled in the Jewish church, betwixt the captivity and the time of Christ's coming; and they had fuller accomplishment in the gospel church; but the full import must be as to the future times of the Christian church, or the future restoration of the Jews. With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible; so far are God's thoughts and ways above ours. In the present low state of vital godliness, we can hardly conceive that so complete a change can be made; but a change thus extensive and glorious, can be brought to pass by the almighty power of the new-creating Spirit, in less time than he was pleased to employ in creating the world. Let the hands of all who labour in the cause of the gospel be strong, serving the Lord in true holiness, assured that their labour shall not be in vain.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - God promises to bring his dispersed people home again - a promise only yet partially fulfilled. My people. A title of honour (Hosea 2:23). From the east country, and from the west country. Two regions are named, symbols of the whole world (comp. Psalm 50:1; Malachi 1:11). The return of the captives from Babylon was a prelude of the future restoration of the dispersed, when all Israel shall be saved (Romans 11:26). (See a similar promise, Isaiah 43:5, 6; comp. John 11:52.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold,.... As being something wonderful, of great importance, and deserving attention:

I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country; this can not be understood of bringing those Jews that remained in Babylon, and other places, to their own land, for Babylon lay north of Judea; see Zechariah 6:6, and as yet there were no Jews in the western part of the world; but now they are chiefly in the east and west, from whence they will be gathered at the time of their general conversion; though this may refer to the times of the apostles of Christ, and to their ministry in the several parts of the world, who went forth, east, west, north, and south, and were the means and instruments of saving the Lord's people, both Jews and Gentiles, wherever they came, from the rising of the sun, to the setting of the same; see Malachi 1:11.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. save my people from … east … west—that is, from every region (compare Ps 50:1; the "West" is literally, "the going down of the sun") to which they are scattered; they are now found especially in countries west of Jerusalem. The dispersion under Nebuchadnezzar was only to the east, namely, to Babylonia. The restoration, including a spiritual return to God (Zec 8:8), here foretold, must therefore be still future (Isa 11:11, 12; 43:5, 6; Eze 37:21; Am 9:14, 15; also Zec 13:9; Jer 30:22; 31:1, 33).

Zechariah 8:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Restoration of Jerusalem
6"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'If it is too difficult in the sight of the remnant of this people in those days, will it also be too difficult in My sight?' declares the LORD of hosts. 7"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to save My people from the land of the east and from the land of the west; 8and I will bring them back and they will live in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God in truth and righteousness.'…
Cross References
Psalm 107:3
those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.

Isaiah 11:11
In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean.

Isaiah 27:12
In that day the LORD will thresh from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you, Israel, will be gathered up one by one.

Isaiah 27:13
And in that day a great trumpet will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled in Egypt will come and worship the LORD on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 43:5
Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.

Ezekiel 36:33
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt.

Zechariah 10:6
"I will strengthen Judah and save the tribes of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Psalm 107:2,3 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from the …

Isaiah 11:11-16 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his …

Isaiah 27:12,13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off …

Isaiah 43:5,6 Fear not: for I am with you: I will bring your seed from the east, …

Isaiah 49:12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, see, these from the north …

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory …

Isaiah 66:19,20 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape …

Jeremiah 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them …

Ezekiel 37:19-25 Say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick …

Hosea 11:10,11 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he …

Amos 9:14,15 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and …

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same …

Romans 11:25-27 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, …

west country. Heb. country of the going down of the sun.

Psalm 50:1 The mighty God, even the LORD, has spoken, and called the earth from …

Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same the LORD's …

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