Zechariah 8:15
New International Version
"so now I have determined to do good again to Jerusalem and Judah. Do not be afraid.

New Living Translation
But now I am determined to bless Jerusalem and the people of Judah. So don’t be afraid.

English Standard Version
so again have I purposed in these days to bring good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; fear not.

Berean Study Bible
“so now I have resolved to do good again to Jerusalem and Judah. Do not be afraid.

King James Bible
So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.

New King James Version
So again in these days I am determined to do good To Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not fear.

New American Standard Bible
so I have again determined in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not fear!

NASB 1995
so I have again purposed in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not fear!

NASB 1977
so I have again purposed in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not fear!

Amplified Bible
so I have again planned in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not fear!

Christian Standard Bible
“so I have resolved again in these days to do what is good to Jerusalem and the house of Judah. Don’t be afraid.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so I have resolved again in these days to do what is good to Jerusalem and the house of Judah. Don't be afraid.

American Standard Version
so again have I thought in these days to do good unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So I have turned and I have intended in these days that I shall do good to Jerusalem and to those of the house of Yehuda; you shall not be afraid

Brenton Septuagint Translation
so have I prepared and taken counsel in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Juda: be ye of good courage.

Contemporary English Version
Now you no longer need to be afraid. I have decided to treat Jerusalem and Judah with kindness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I had no mercy: so turning again I have thought in these days to do good to the house of Juda, and Jerusalem: fear not.

English Revised Version
so again have I thought in these days to do good unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.

Good News Translation
But now I am planning to bless the people of Jerusalem and Judah. So don't be afraid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So now I have again made plans, but this time to do good to Jerusalem and the people of Judah. Don't be afraid.

International Standard Version
so I have decided at this time to do good things for Jerusalem and for the house of Judah. So stop being afraid.

JPS Tanakh 1917
so again do I purpose in these days to do good unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; fear ye not.

Literal Standard Version
So I have turned back, I have purposed, in these days, "" To do good with Jerusalem, "" And with the house of Judah—do not fear!

NET Bible
so, to the contrary, I have planned in these days to do good to Jerusalem and Judah--do not fear!

New Heart English Bible
so again have I thought in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not be afraid.

World English Bible
so again have I thought in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Don't be afraid.

Young's Literal Translation
So I have turned back, I have purposed, in these days, To do good with Jerusalem, And with the house of Judah -- fear not!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Restoration of Jerusalem
14For this is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Just as I resolved to bring disaster upon you when your fathers provoked Me to anger, and I did not relent,” says the LORD of Hosts, 15“so now I have resolved to do good again to Jerusalem and Judah. Do not be afraid. 16These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another, render true and sound judgments in your gates,…

Cross References
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 32:42
For this is what the LORD says: Just as I have brought all this great disaster on this people, so I will bring on them all the good I have promised them.

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance--who does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in loving devotion?

Zechariah 8:13
As you have been a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid; let your hands be strong."


Treasury of Scripture

So again have I thought in these days to do well to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear you not.

have.

Jeremiah 29:11-14
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end…

Jeremiah 32:42
For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.

Micah 4:10-13
Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies…

fear.

Zechariah 8:13
And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.

Isaiah 43:1,2
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine…

Zephaniah 3:16,17
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack…









Verse 15. - So again have I thought, etc. The past chastisement, which happened as it was threatened, is a guarantee of the fulfilment of the promised blessing. But there is a condition to be observed, which is set forth in the two next verses. The LXX. has, "So have I ordered and purposed." In these special blessings Judah and Jerusalem alone were to share at the first; Israel's happy time (ver. 13) was to come later.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“so
כֵּ֣ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

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

I have resolved
זָמַ֙מְתִּי֙ (zā·mam·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2161: To consider, purpose, devise

to do good
לְהֵיטִ֥יב (lə·hê·ṭîḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

again
שַׁ֤בְתִּי (šaḇ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

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

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Judah.
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

be afraid.
תִּירָֽאוּ׃ (tî·rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten


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