Zechariah 8:16
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New Living Translation
But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.

King James Bible
These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

Darby Bible Translation
These are the things that ye shall do: Speak truth every one with his neighbour; execute truth and the judgment of peace in your gates;

World English Bible
These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor. Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates,

Young's Literal Translation
These are the things that ye do: Speak ye truth each with his neighbour, Truth and peaceful judgment judge in your gates,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:16 Judgment of truth - True judgment. Peace - That may restore, and settle peace among you. Gates - The places of judicature, where the judges sat.

Zechariah 8:16 Parallel Commentaries

Appendix ix. List of Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied in Ancient Rabbinic Writings
THE following list contains the passages in the Old Testament applied to the Messiah or to Messianic times in the most ancient Jewish writings. They amount in all to 456, thus distributed: 75 from the Pentateuch, 243 from the Prophets, and 138 from the Hagiorgrapha, and supported by more than 558 separate quotations from Rabbinic writings. Despite all labour care, it can scarcely be hoped that the list is quite complete, although, it is hoped, no important passage has been omitted. The Rabbinic references
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

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
Ephesians 4:25
So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.

Psalm 15:2
Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts.

Proverbs 12:17
An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies.

Isaiah 9:7
His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven's Armies will make this happen!

Isaiah 11:4
He will give justice to the poor and make fair decisions for the exploited. The earth will shake at the force of his word, and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.

Isaiah 11:5
He will wear righteousness like a belt and truth like an undergarment.

Jeremiah 22:3
This is what the LORD says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Quit your evil deeds! Do not mistreat foreigners, orphans, and widows. Stop murdering the innocent!

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