Zechariah 7:4
New International Version
Then the word of the LORD Almighty came to me:

New Living Translation
The LORD of Heaven’s Armies sent me this message in reply:

English Standard Version
Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me:

Berean Study Bible
Then the word of the LORD of Hosts came to me, saying,

King James Bible
Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying,

New King James Version
Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,

New American Standard Bible
Then the word of the LORD of armies came to me, saying,

NASB 1995
Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,

NASB 1977
Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me saying,

Amplified Bible
Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me (Zechariah), saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Then the word of the LORD of Armies came to me:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the word of the LORD of Hosts came to me: “

American Standard Version
Then came the word of Jehovah of hosts unto me, saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the answer of LORD JEHOVAH was upon me, saying:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying:

English Revised Version
Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying,

Good News Translation
This is the message of the LORD that came to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD of Armies spoke his word to me. He said,

International Standard Version
Then this message from the LORD of the Heavenly Armies came to me:

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying:

Literal Standard Version
And there is a word of YHWH of Hosts to me, saying,

NET Bible
The word of the LORD who rules over all then came to me,

New Heart English Bible
Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,

World English Bible
Then the word of Yahweh of Armies came to me, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And there is a word of Jehovah of Hosts unto me, saying:

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Call to Justice and Mercy
3by asking the priests of the house of the LORD of Hosts, as well as the prophets, “Should I weep and fast in the fifth month, as I have done these many years?” 4Then the word of the LORD of Hosts came to me, saying, 5“Ask all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for these seventy years, was it really for Me that you fasted?…

Cross References
Zechariah 7:3
by asking the priests of the house of the LORD of Hosts, as well as the prophets, "Should I weep and fast in the fifth month, as I have done these many years?"

Zechariah 7:5
"Ask all the people of the land and the priests, 'When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for these seventy years, was it really for Me that you fasted?


Treasury of Scripture

Then came the word of the LORD of hosts to me, saying,

Lord of hosts.

Isaiah 10:16
Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.









Verses 4-7. - § 2. In answer to the inquiry, the delegates are told that fasting is in itself an indifferent thing, but is to be estimated by the conduct of those who observe it. Verse 4. - Then came the word of the Lord. This formula marks the several portions of the answer to the inquiry (see ver. 8; ch. 8:1, 18). The present verse takes up the sentence in ver. 1, interrupted by the explanation of the object of the deputation (vers. 2, 3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the word
דְּבַר־ (də·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

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

of Hosts
צְבָא֖וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

came
וַיְהִ֛י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to me,
אֵלַ֥י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

saying,
לֵאמֹֽר׃ (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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