Zechariah 1:5
Good News Translation
Your ancestors and those prophets are no longer alive.

Contemporary English Version
Where are your ancestors now? Not even prophets live forever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, shall they live always?

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Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, shall they live always?

Job 14:10-12 But man when he shall be dead, and stripped and consumed, I pray you where is he? . . .

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years in them are threescore and ten years. But if in the strong they be fourscore years: and what is more of them is labour and sorrow. For mildness is come upon us: and we shall be corrected.

Ecclesiastes 1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth standeth for ever.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-3 All these things have I considered in my heart, that I might carefully understand them: there are just men and wise men, and their works are in the hand of God: and yet man knoweth not whether he be worthy of love, or hatred: . . .

Ecclesiastes 12:5,7 And they shall fear high things, and they shall be afraid in the way, the almond tree shall flourish, the locust shall be made fat, and the caper tree shall be destroyed: because man shall go into the house of his eternity, and the mourners shall go round about in the street. . . .

Acts 13:36 For David, when he had served in his generation, according to the will of God, slept: and was laid unto his fathers and saw corruption.

Hebrews 7:23,24 And the others indeed were made many priests, because by reason of death they were not suffered to continue: . . .

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment:

2 Peter 3:2-4 That you may be mindful of those words which I told you before from the holy prophet and of your apostles, of the precepts of the Lord and Saviour. . . .

Context
A Call to Repentance
4Be not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have cried, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye from your evil ways, and from your wicked thoughts: but they did not give ear, neither did they hearken to me, saith the Lord. 5Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, shall they live always?6But yet my words, and my ordinances, which I gave in charge to my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers, and they returned, and said: As the Lord of hosts thought to do to us according to our ways, and according to our devices, so he hath done to us.…
Cross References
John 8:52
The Jews therefore said: Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets: and thou sayest: If any man keep my word, he shall not taste death for ever.

Jeremiah 36:28
Take thee again another volume: and write in it all the former words that were in the first volume which Joakim the king of Juda both burnt.

Lamentations 5:7
Our fathers have sinned, and are not: and we have borne their iniquities.

Additional Translations
Where are your forefathers now? And the prophets, do they live forever?Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

But do ye receive my words and mine ordinances, all that I command by my Spirit to my servants the prophets, who lived in the days of your fathers; and they answered and said, As the Lord Almighty determined to do to us, according to our ways, and according to our practices, so has he done to us.

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?

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