Zechariah 12:9
New International Version
On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
For on that day I will begin to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Berean Study Bible
So on that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

New King James Version
It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

NASB 1995
“And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

NASB 1977
“And it will come about in that day that I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Amplified Bible
And in that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Christian Standard Bible
On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it will be in that day, I shall seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
I am determined to wipe out every nation that attacks Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Good News Translation
At that time I will destroy every nation that tries to attack Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"On that day I will seek to destroy all the nations who attack Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
"'At that time, I will search out and destroy all of the nations who have come against Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall come to pass in that day, That I will seek to destroy all the nations That come against Jerusalem.

Literal Standard Version
And it has come to pass in that day, I seek to destroy all the nations Who are coming in against Jerusalem,

NET Bible
So on that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem."

New Heart English Bible
It will happen in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

World English Bible
It will happen in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, in that day, I seek to destroy all the nations Who are coming in against Jerusalem,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jerusalem will be Attacked
8On that day the LORD will defend the people of Jerusalem, so that the weakest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD going before them. 9So on that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Cross References
Isaiah 29:7
All the many nations going out to battle against Ariel--even all who war against her, laying siege and attacking her--will be like a dream, like a vision in the night,

Zechariah 14:2
For I will gather all the nations for battle against Jerusalem, and the city will be captured, the houses looted, and the women ravished. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be removed from the city.

Zechariah 14:3
Then the LORD will go out to fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle.


Treasury of Scripture

And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

I will.

Zechariah 12:2
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

Isaiah 54:17
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Haggai 2:22
And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.









Verse 9. - I will seek to destroy. It shall be always my aim and my care to destroy the enemies of the Church, that they shall never prevail against it. The words cannot apply to the literal Jerusalem, against which no such confederacy of nations was ever formed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So
וְהָיָ֖ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

on that
הַה֑וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

I will set out
אֲבַקֵּ֗שׁ (’ă·ḇaq·qêš)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

to destroy
לְהַשְׁמִיד֙ (lə·haš·mîḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8045: To be exterminated or destroyed

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the nations
הַגּוֹיִ֔ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

that come
הַבָּאִ֖ים (hab·bā·’îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Jerusalem.
יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃ (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel


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