Zechariah 8:8
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New International Version
I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God."

New Living Translation
I will bring them home again to live safely in Jerusalem. They will be my people, and I will be faithful and just toward them as their God.

English Standard Version
and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.”

New American Standard Bible
and 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.'

King James Bible
And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem. They will be My people, and I will be their faithful and righteous God."

International Standard Version
I will also bring them back to live in the midst of Jerusalem. They will be my people and I will truly be their righteous God.'"

NET Bible
And I will bring them to settle within Jerusalem. They will be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and righteousness.'

New Heart English Bible
and I will bring them, and they will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they will be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will bring them back, and they will live in Jerusalem. They will be my people, and I will be their God, who is faithful and just.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

New American Standard 1977
and I will bring them back, and they will live in the midst of Jerusalem, and they will be My people and I will be their God in truth and righteousness.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
and I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

American King James Version
And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

American Standard Version
and I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God in truth and in justice.

Darby Bible Translation
and I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

English Revised Version
and I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

World English Bible
and I will bring them, and they will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and they will be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness."

Young's Literal Translation
And I have brought them in, They have dwelt in the midst of Jerusalem, And they have been to Me for a people, And I am to them for God, In truth and in righteousness.
Study Bible
The Restoration of Jerusalem
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.' 9"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Let your hands be strong, you who are listening in these days to these words from the mouth of the prophets, those who spoke in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, to the end that the temple might be built.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 3:17
"At that time they will call Jerusalem 'The Throne of the LORD,' and all the nations will be gathered to it, to Jerusalem, for the name of the LORD; nor will they walk anymore after the stubbornness of their evil heart.

Jeremiah 11:4
which I commanded your forefathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, 'Listen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you; so you shall be My people, and I will be your God,'

Jeremiah 24:7
'I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.

Ezekiel 11:20
that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God.

Ezekiel 36:28
"You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God.

Ezekiel 36:33
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places will be rebuilt.

Ezekiel 37:25
"They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons' sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever.

Zephaniah 3:20
"At that time I will bring you in, Even at the time when I gather you together; Indeed, I will give you renown and praise Among all the peoples of the earth, When I restore your fortunes before your eyes," Says the LORD.

Zechariah 2:11
"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.

Zechariah 10:6
"I will strengthen the house of Judah, And I will save the house of Joseph, And I will bring them back, Because I have had compassion on them; And 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

And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.

and they shall dwell.

Jeremiah 3:17,18 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and …

Jeremiah 23:8 But, The LORD lives, which brought up and which led the seed of the …

Jeremiah 32:41 Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them …

Ezekiel 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, …

Joel 3:20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

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

Obadiah 1:17 But on mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; …

Zephaniah 3:14-20 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with …

they shall be my.

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

Leviticus 26:12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people.

Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in …

Jeremiah 30:22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Jeremiah 31:1,33 At the same time, said the LORD, will I be the God of all the families …

Jeremiah 32:38,39 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God…

Ezekiel 11:20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep my ordinances, and do …

Ezekiel 36:28 And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and …

Ezekiel 37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yes, I will be their God, …

Hosea 2:19-23 And I will betroth you to me for ever; yes, I will betroth you to …

2 Corinthians 6:16-18 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are …

Revelation 21:3,7 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle …

in truth.

Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in …

Verse 8. - In the midst of Jerusalem. As the centre of worship (see Zechariah 2:4, and note there). In truth and in righteousness. The words belong to both parts of the preceding clause: God will deal truly and righteously with them, but they must deal truly and righteously with him. If they are faithful to their obligations, God would be unto them all that he had promised to be. And l will bring them,.... To Zion, into the church of God, the Gospel fold, where Christ has engaged to bring his other sheep, that there may be one fold for Jew and Gentile, Jeremiah 3:14 John 10:16,

and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: the Gospel church; and be no more foreigners and strangers, but of the household of God, enjoying all the immunities and privileges of the Jerusalem that is above, the mother of us all:

and they shall be my people; appear to be so by effectual calling; which makes those manifest to be the people of God, to be in the covenant of his grace, who before were not known to be so, either by themselves or others, 1 Peter 2:10,

and I will be their God, in truth, and in righteousness; according to the covenant of his grace, which will now in a very open manner be truly and faithfully fulfilled; and they, in consequence of the grace bestowed on them, will worship God in sincerity and truth, being justified by the righteousness of Christ, and so will have no dependence on their own for their acceptance with God; see Hosea 2:19. 8. in truth—in good faith, both on their side and Mine: God being faithful to His everlasting covenant and enabling them by His Spirit to be faithful to Him.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.
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