Zechariah 1:13
New International Version
So the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

New Living Translation
And the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

English Standard Version
And the LORD answered gracious and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

Berean Study Bible
So the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who was speaking with me.

King James Bible
And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words.

New King James Version
And the LORD answered the angel who talked to me, with good and comforting words.

New American Standard Bible
And the LORD responded to the angel who was speaking with me with gracious words, comforting words.

NASB 1995
The LORD answered the angel who was speaking with me with gracious words, comforting words.

NASB 1977
And the LORD answered the angel who was speaking with me with gracious words, comforting words.

Amplified Bible
And the LORD answered the angel who was speaking with me with gracious and comforting words.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD replied with kind and comforting words to the angel who was speaking with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD replied with kind and comforting words to the angel who was speaking with me.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah answered the angel that talked with me with good words, even comfortable words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH answered the Angel who spoke with me, beautiful words and words of comfort

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord Almighty answered the angel that spoke with me good words and consolatory sayings.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD's answer was kind and comforting.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord answered the angel, that spoke in me, good words, comfortable words.

English Revised Version
And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words, even comfortable words.

Good News Translation
The LORD answered the angel with comforting words,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD responded to the angel who was speaking with me, using kind and comforting words.

International Standard Version
So the LORD answered the angel who was speaking to me with kind and comforting words.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD answered the angel that spoke with me with good words, even comforting words--

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH answers the messenger, who is speaking with me, good words, comfortable words.

NET Bible
The LORD then addressed good, comforting words to the angelic messenger who was speaking to me.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD answered the angel who talked with me with kind and comforting words.

World English Bible
Yahweh answered the angel who talked with me with kind and comforting words.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah answereth the messenger, who is speaking with me, good words, comfortable words.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Vision of the Horses
12Then the angel of the LORD said, “How long, O LORD of Hosts, will You withhold mercy from Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which You have been angry these seventy years?” 13So the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who was speaking with me. 14Then the angel who was speaking with me said, “Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion,…

Cross References
Isaiah 40:1
"Comfort, comfort My people," says your God.

Isaiah 40:2
"Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her forced labor has been completed; her iniquity has been pardoned. For she has received from the hand of the LORD double for all her sins."

Isaiah 57:18
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him and his mourners,

Daniel 12:6
One of them said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long until the fulfillment of these wonders?"

Zechariah 1:9
"What are these, my lord?" I asked. And the angel who was speaking with me replied, "I will show you what they are."

Zechariah 4:1
Then the angel who was speaking with me returned and woke me, as a man is awakened from his sleep.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words.

with good.

Zechariah 1:14-16
So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy…

Zechariah 2:4-12
And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: …

Zechariah 8:2-8,19
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury…









Verse 13. - The Lord answered. The Angel of Jehovah is thus ca]led as the representative of God, whether we regard him as the Logos or a created angel empowered by God (see note on ver. 11). This personage is often seemingly identified with Jehovah (comp. Zechariah 3:2; Genesis 18:1, 2, 13, 17, 22; Joshua 5:14, 15; Joshua 6:2). He gives the answer to the interpreting angel, which the latter is to convey to the prophet, which he, in turn, was to announce to the people. Good words, promising blessing and salvation (1 Kings 12:7); and these are comfortable words (Isaiah 57:18), a message calculated to bring comfort to the people's desponding hearts. What the message is is given in the following verses (14-17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the LORD
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

spoke
וַיַּ֣עַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

kind
טוֹבִ֑ים (ṭō·w·ḇîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

and comforting
נִחֻמִֽים׃ (ni·ḥu·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5150: Comfort, compassion

words
דְּבָרִ֣ים (də·ḇā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

to the angel
הַמַּלְאָ֛ךְ (ham·mal·’āḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

who was speaking
הַדֹּבֵ֥ר (had·dō·ḇêr)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with me.
בִּ֖י (bî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew


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