Zechariah 1:5
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Where are your ancestors now? And the prophets, do they live forever?

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Your fathers -- where are they? And the prophets -- to the age do they live?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Your fathers, where are they? - Israel has been destroyed and ruined in the bloody wars with the Assyrians; and Judah, in those with the Chaldeans.

The prophets, do they live for ever? - They also, who spoke unto your fathers, are dead; but their predictions remain; and the events, which have taken place according to those predictions, prove that God sent them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 14:10-12 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he...

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years...

Ecclesiastes 1:4 One generation passes away, and another generation comes: but the earth stays for ever.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-3 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works...

Ecclesiastes 12:5,7 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish...

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw corruption:

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

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

2 Peter 3:2-4 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets...

Library
Joshua 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?"
Matth. xi. 16.--"But whereunto shall I liken this generation?" When our Lord Jesus, who had the tongue of the learned, and spoke as never man spake, did now and then find a difficulty to express the matter herein contained. "What shall we do?" The matter indeed is of great importance, a soul matter, and therefore of great moment, a mystery, and therefore not easily expressed. No doubt he knows how to paint out this to the life, that we might rather behold it with our eyes, than hear it with our
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
John 8:52
At this they exclaimed, "Now we know that you are demon-possessed! Abraham died and so did the prophets, yet you say that whoever obeys your word will never taste death.

Jeremiah 36:28
"Take another scroll and write on it all the words that were on the first scroll, which Jehoiakim king of Judah burned up.

Lamentations 5:7
Our ancestors sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment.

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