New International Version
"The LORD was very angry with your ancestors.
King James Bible
The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah hath been very wroth with your fathers.
World English Bible
"Yahweh was very displeased with your fathers.
Young's Literal Translation
'Jehovah was wroth against your fathers -- wrath!
Zechariah 1:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord hath been sore displeased with your fathers - For their ingratitude idolatry, iniquity, and general rebellion.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
sore displeased. Heb. with displeasure.
LibraryJoshua and the Angel
The steady advancement made by the builders of the temple greatly discomfited and alarmed the hosts of evil. Satan determined to put forth still further effort to weaken and discourage God's people by holding before them their imperfections of character. If those who had long suffered because of transgression could again be induced to disregard God's commandments, they would be brought once more under the bondage of sin. Because Israel had been chosen to preserve the knowledge of God in the earth, …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.
Therefore, my fierce anger was poured out; it raged against the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem and made them the desolate ruins they are today.
Therefore I will deal with them in anger; I will not look on them with pity or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen to them."
and I am very angry with the nations that feel secure. I was only a little angry, but they went too far with the punishment.'
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