Zechariah 7:9
New International Version
"This is what the LORD Almighty said: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.

New Living Translation
“This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another.

English Standard Version
“Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another,

Berean Study Bible
“This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘Administer true justice. Show loving devotion and compassion to one another.

King James Bible
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

New King James Version
“Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.

New American Standard Bible
“This is what the LORD of armies has said: ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

NASB 1995
"Thus has the LORD of hosts said, 'Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

NASB 1977
“Thus has the LORD of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice, and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

Amplified Bible
“Thus has the LORD of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion, to each other;

Christian Standard Bible
“The LORD of Armies says this: ‘Make fair decisions. Show faithful love and compassion to one another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD of Hosts says this: Make fair decisions. Show faithful love and compassion to one another.

American Standard Version
Thus hath Jehovah of hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
”Thus says LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts: judge the judgment of truth, and perform, each man, grace and mercy with his brother

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord Almighty; Judge righteous judgment, and deal mercifully and compassionately every one with his brother:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: Judge ye true judgment, and shew ye mercy and compassion every man to his brother.

English Revised Version
Thus hath the LORD of hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassion every man to his brother:

Good News Translation
"Long ago I gave these commands to my people: 'You must see that justice is done, and must show kindness and mercy to one another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the LORD of Armies says: Administer real justice, and be compassionate and kind to each other.

International Standard Version
"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: 'Administer true justice, and show gracious love and mercy toward each other.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus hath the LORD of hosts spoken, saying: Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother;

Literal Standard Version
“Thus spoke YHWH of Hosts, saying, "" Judge [with] true judgment, "" And do kindness and mercy with one another.

NET Bible
"The LORD who rules over all said, 'Exercise true judgment and show brotherhood and compassion to each other.

New Heart English Bible
"Thus has the LORD of hosts spoken, saying, 'Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.

World English Bible
"Thus has Yahweh of Armies spoken, saying, 'Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, saying: True judgment judge ye, And kindness and mercy do one with another.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Call to Justice and Mercy
8Then the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying, 9“This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘Administer TRUE justice. Show loving devotion and compassion to one another. 10Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. And do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.’…

Cross References
John 7:24
Stop judging by outward appearances, and start judging justly."

Deuteronomy 22:1
If you see your brother's ox or sheep straying, you must not ignore it; be sure to return it to your brother.

2 Samuel 9:7
"Do not be afraid," said David, "for surely I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table."

Job 6:14
A despairing man should have the kindness of his friend, even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Jeremiah 21:12
O house of David, this is what the LORD says: 'Administer justice every morning, and rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor, or My wrath will go forth like fire and burn with no one to extinguish it because of their evil deeds.

Jeremiah 22:3
This is what the LORD says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Ezekiel 18:8
He does not engage in usury or take excess interest, but he withholds his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between men.

Ezekiel 45:9
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Enough, O princes of Israel! Cease your violence and oppression, and do what is just and right. Stop dispossessing My people, declares the Lord GOD.'

Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Zechariah 7:8
Then the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying,

Zechariah 8:16
These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another, render true and sound judgments in your gates,


Treasury of Scripture

Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

saying.

Zechariah 7:7
Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and the plain?

Zechariah 8:16,17
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: …

Leviticus 19:15,35-37
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour…

Execute true judgment.

Jeremiah 21:12
O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

John 7:51
Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?









Verse 9. - Thus speaketh; thus saith. The Lord hath always so said, and saith so now. Revised Version, thus hath the Lord of hosts spoken, saying. Execute true judgment; literally, judge ye judgment of truth; i.e. judge according to truth without bias or partiality. The same phrase occurs in Ezekiel 18:8. Exhortations to this effect are often found; e.g. Exodus 23:6, etc.; Deuteronomy 24:14; Isaiah 1:17; Jeremiah 7:5-7; Jeremiah 22:3. Show mercy. Kindness and love in general. Compassions. Pity for the afflicted.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“This is what
כֹּ֥ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

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

says:
אָמַ֛ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Administer
שְׁפֹ֔טוּ (šə·p̄ō·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

TRUE
אֱמֶת֙ (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

justice.
מִשְׁפַּ֤ט (miš·paṭ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

Show
עֲשׂ֖וּ (‘ă·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

loving devotion
וְחֶ֣סֶד (wə·ḥe·seḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

and compassion
וְרַֽחֲמִ֔ים (wə·ra·ḥă·mîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7356: Compassion, the womb, a maiden

to
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

one
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

another.
אָחִֽיו׃ (’ā·ḥîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )


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