Zechariah 9:12
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.

New Living Translation
Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.

English Standard Version
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

New American Standard Bible
Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.

King James Bible
Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Return to a stronghold, you prisoners who have hope; today I declare that I will restore double to you.

International Standard Version
Return to your fortress, you prisoners who have hope. Even today I am telling you: In return I will repay you double.

NET Bible
Return to the stronghold, you prisoners, with hope; today I declare that I will return double what was taken from you.

New Heart English Bible
Turn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Return to your fortress, you captives who have hope. Today I tell you that I will return to you double [blessings].

JPS Tanakh 1917
Return to the stronghold, Ye prisoners of hope; Even to-day do I declare That I will render double unto thee.

New American Standard 1977
Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope;
            This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Return to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope; even today I declare that I will render double unto thee;

King James 2000 Bible
Turn you to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will restore double unto you;

American King James Version
Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double to you;

American Standard Version
Turn you to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope: even to-day do I declare that I will render double unto thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Return to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope, I will render thee double at, I declare to day.

Darby Bible Translation
Turn again to the stronghold, prisoners of hope! even to-day do I declare I will render double unto thee.

English Revised Version
Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Turn ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to-day do I declare that I will render double to thee;

World English Bible
Turn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope! Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn back to a fenced place, Ye prisoners of the hope, Even to-day a second announcer I restore to thee.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:9-17 The prophet breaks forth into a joyful representation of the coming of the Messiah, of whom the ancient Jews explained this prophecy. He took the character of their King, when he entered Jerusalem amidst the hosannas of the multitude. But his kingdom is a spiritual kingdom. It shall not be advanced by outward force or carnal weapons. His gospel shall be preached to the world, and be received among the heathen. A sinful state is a state of bondage; it is a pit, or dungeon, in which there is no water, no comfort; and we are all by nature prisoners in this pit. Through the precious blood of Christ, many prisoners of Satan have been set at liberty from the horrible pit in which they must otherwise have perished, without hope or comfort. While we admire Him, let us seek that his holiness and truth may be shown in our own spirits and conduct. These promises have accomplishment in the spiritual blessings of the gospel which we enjoy by Jesus Christ. As the deliverance of the Jews was typical of redemption by Christ, so this invitation speaks to all the language of the gospel call. Sinners are prisoners, but prisoners of hope; their case is sad, but not desperate; for there is hope in Israel concerning them. Christ is a Strong-hold, a strong Tower, in whom believers are safe from the fear of the wrath of God, the curse of the law, and the assaults of spiritual enemies. To him we must turn with lively faith; to him we must flee, and trust in his name under all trials and sufferings. It is here promised that the Lord would deliver his people. This passage also refers to the apostles, and the preachers of the gospel in the early ages. God was evidently with them; his words from their lips pierced the hearts and consciences of the hearers. They were wondrously defended in persecution, and were filled with the influences of the Holy Spirit. They were saved by the Good Shepherd as his flock, and honoured as jewels of his crown. The gifts, graces, and consolations of the Spirit, poured forth on the day of Pentecost, Ac 2 and in succeeding times, are represented. Sharp have been, and still will be, the conflicts of Zion's sons, but their God will give them success. The more we are employed, and satisfied with his goodness, the more we shall admire the beauty revealed in the Redeemer. Whatever gifts God bestows on us, we must serve him cheerfully with them; and, when refreshed with blessings, we must say, How great is his goodness!
Study Bible
Zion's Coming King
11As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. 12Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you. 13For I will bend Judah as My bow, I will fill the bow with Ephraim. And I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece; And I will make you like a warrior's sword.…
Cross References
Hebrews 6:18
Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be strongly encouraged.

Hebrews 6:19
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

Isaiah 24:22
They will be gathered together Like prisoners in the dungeon, And will be confined in prison; And after many days they will be punished.

Isaiah 40:2
"Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins."

Isaiah 61:7
Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, Everlasting joy will be theirs.

Jeremiah 14:8
"O Hope of Israel, Its Savior in time of distress, Why are You like a stranger in the land Or like a traveler who has pitched his tent for the night?

Jeremiah 16:19
O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."

Jeremiah 17:13
O LORD, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the LORD.

Joel 3:16
The LORD roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem, And the heavens and the earth tremble. But the LORD is a refuge for His people And a stronghold to the sons of Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

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even.

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