Zechariah 1:5
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New Living Translation
"Where are your ancestors now? They and the prophets are long dead.

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?

World English Bible
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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:5 Where are they - But where are your disobedient fathers? Were they not consumed with famine and sword, as I threatened them? Do they live - The prophets died as others; they must not live always to warn you.

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Zechariah
CHAPTERS I-VIII Two months after Haggai had delivered his first address to the people in 520 B.C., and a little over a month after the building of the temple had begun (Hag. i. 15), Zechariah appeared with another message of encouragement. How much it was needed we see from the popular despondency reflected in Hag. ii. 3, Jerusalem is still disconsolate (Zech. i. 17), there has been fasting and mourning, vii. 5, the city is without walls, ii. 5, the population scanty, ii. 4, and most of the people
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
John 8:52
The people said, "Now we know you are possessed by a demon. Even Abraham and the prophets died, but you say, 'Anyone who obeys my teaching will never die!'

Jeremiah 36:28
"Get another scroll, and write everything again just as you did on the scroll King Jehoiakim burned.

Lamentations 5:7
Our ancestors sinned, but they have died--and we are suffering the punishment they deserved!

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