New International Version
"This is what the LORD Almighty said: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.
King James Bible
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
Darby Bible Translation
Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew loving-kindness and mercies one to another,
World English Bible
"Thus has Yahweh of Armies spoken, saying, 'Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.
Young's Literal Translation
'Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, saying: True judgment judge ye, And kindness and mercy do one with another.
Zechariah 7:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Execute true judgment. Heb. Judge judgment of truth.
LibrarySad Fasts Changed to Glad Feasts
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace."--Zechariah 8:19 MY time for discourse upon this subject will be limited, as we shall gather around the communion-table immediately afterwards. So in the former part of my sermon I shall give you an outline of what might be said upon the text if we had …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
A Discourse of Mercifulness
Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."
If you see your fellow Israelite's ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner.
2 Samuel 9:7
"Don't be afraid," David said to him, "for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table."
"Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
This is what the LORD says to you, house of David: "'Administer justice every morning; rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done-- burn with no one to quench it.
This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
He does not lend to them at interest or take a profit from them. He withholds his hand from doing wrong and judges fairly between two parties.
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