Zechariah 13:6
New International Version
If someone asks, 'What are these wounds on your body?' they will answer, 'The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.'

New Living Translation
And if someone asks, ‘Then what about those wounds on your chest?’ he will say, ‘I was wounded at my friends’ house!’

English Standard Version
And if one asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your back?’ he will say, ‘The wounds I received in the house of my friends.’

Berean Study Bible
If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your chest?’ he will answer, ‘These are the wounds I received in the house of my friends.’

King James Bible
And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

New King James Version
And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your arms?’ Then he will answer, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’

New American Standard Bible
And someone will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your arms?’ Then he will say, ‘Those with which I was wounded at the house of my friends.’

NASB 1995
"And one will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will say, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'

NASB 1977
“And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your arms?’ Then he will say, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’

Amplified Bible
And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your arms?’ Then he will answer, ‘Those wounds I received in the house of my friends.’

Christian Standard Bible
If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your chest?’ —then he will answer, ‘I received the wounds in the house of my friends.’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If someone asks him: What are these wounds on your chest?--then he will answer: I received the wounds in the house of my friends.

American Standard Version
And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds between thine arms? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they will say to him: ”What are these wounds that are in your hands?” And he shall say: ”These are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will say to him, What are these wounds between thine hands? and he shall say, Those with which I was wounded in my beloved house.

Contemporary English Version
And if any of them are asked why they are wounded, they will answer, "It happened at the house of some friends."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall say to him: What are these wounds in the midst of thy hands? And he shall say: With these I was wounded in the house of them that loved me.

English Revised Version
And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds between thine arms? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

Good News Translation
Then if someone asks him, 'What are those wounds on your chest?' he will answer, 'I got them at a friend's house.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When someone asks him, 'What are these scars on your chest?' he will answer, 'I was hurt at my friend's house.'

International Standard Version
"Someone will say to him, 'What are these injuries to your hands?' "He will reply, '…what I received at my friend's house.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And one shall say unto him: 'What are these wounds between thy hands?' Then he shall answer: 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'

Literal Standard Version
And [one] has said to him, "" What [are] these wounds in your hands? And he has said, Because I was struck [at] home by my lovers.

NET Bible
Then someone will ask him, 'What are these wounds on your chest?' and he will answer, 'Some that I received in the house of my friends.'

New Heart English Bible
One will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your hands?' Then he will answer, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'

World English Bible
One will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will answer, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'

Young's Literal Translation
And one hath said unto him, 'What are these wounds in thy hands?' And he hath said, 'Because I was smitten at home by my lovers.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
An End to Idolatry
5He will say, ‘I am not a prophet; I work the land, for I was purchased as a servant in my youth.’ 6If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your chest?’ he will answer, ‘These are the wounds I received in the house of my friends.’

Cross References
2 Kings 9:24
Then Jehu drew his bow and shot Joram between the shoulders. The arrow pierced his heart, and he slumped down in his chariot.

Zechariah 13:7
Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, against the man who is My Companion, declares the LORD of Hosts. Strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn My hand against the little ones.


Treasury of Scripture

And one shall say to him, What are these wounds in your hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

What.

1 Kings 18:28
And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

Revelation 13:16,17
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: …

Revelation 14:11
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

I was.

Psalm 22:16
For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Proverbs 27:5,6
Open rebuke is better than secret love…

John 18:35
Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?









Verse 6. - What are these wounds in thine hands? or rather, between thy hands, i.e. on thy breast; Revised Version, between thine arms. Cheyne compares, "between his arms," i.e., in his back (2 Kings 9:24) and "between your eyes" i.e. on your foreheads (Deuteronomy 11:18). Not satisfied with the assertion in ver. 5, the questioner asks the meaning of these wounds which he sees on his body. Jerome considers these scars to be marks of correction and punishment at the hands of his parents. More probably they are thought to be self-infilcted in the service of some idol, according to the practice mentioned in 1 Kings 18:28; Jeremiah 48:37. Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. This may be a confession of guilt, the impostor owning that his friends, had thus punished him for his pretensions; or, as the word rendered "friends" is generally used in the case of illicit or impure love or spiritual fornication, it may be here applied to the idols whom he served. But it seems most probable that the answer is intentionally false and misleading; as if he had said, "The wounds were not made as you suppose, but are the result of something that happened to me in my friends' house." The LXX. renders, α}ς ἐπλήγην ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τῷ ἀγαπητῷ μου, "with which I was struck in my beloved house." To see in this passage a reference to our blessed Lord and his crucifixion, though such an opinion has the support of the Roman Liturgy and of many interpreters, is to do violence to the context, and to read into the words a meaning wholly alien from the subject of false prophets, which is the matter in hand.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If someone asks
וְאָמַ֣ר (wə·’ā·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

him,
אֵלָ֔יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

‘What
מָ֧ה (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

are these
הָאֵ֖לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

wounds
הַמַּכּ֛וֹת (ham·mak·kō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4347: A wound, carnage, pestilence

on your chest?’
בֵּ֣ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

he will answer,
וְאָמַ֕ר (wə·’ā·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘These are
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the wounds I received
הֻכֵּ֖יתִי (huk·kê·ṯî)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

in the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of my friends.’
מְאַהֲבָֽי׃ (mə·’a·hă·ḇāy)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f


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