Zechariah 8:16
New International Version
These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;

New Living Translation
But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.

English Standard Version
These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;

Berean Study Bible
These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another, render true and sound judgments in your gates,

King James Bible
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:

New King James Version
These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace;

New American Standard Bible
These are the things which you shall do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace at your gates.

NASB 1995
'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

NASB 1977
‘These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

Amplified Bible
These are the things which you should do: speak the truth with one another; judge with truth and pronounce the judgment that brings peace in [the courts at] your gates.

Christian Standard Bible
These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; make true and sound decisions within your city gates.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the things you must do: Speak truth to one another; make true and sound decisions within your gates.

American Standard Version
These are the things that ye shall do: speak ye every man the truth with his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do speak these words, the truth each man with his neighbor, and judge truth and judgment and peace within your gates

Brenton Septuagint Translation
These are the things which ye shall do; speak truth every one with his neighbour; judge truth and peaceable judgment in your gates:

Contemporary English Version
But you must be truthful with each other, and in court you must give fair decisions that lead to peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These then are the things, which you shall do: Speak ye truth every one to his neighbour: judge ye truth and judgment of peace in your gates.

English Revised Version
These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth with his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

Good News Translation
These are the things you should do: Speak the truth to one another. In the courts give real justice--the kind that brings peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You must do these things: Speak the truth to each other. Give correct and fair verdicts for peace in your courts.

International Standard Version
Here's what you must do: tell the truth to your neighbors, administer true and peaceful justice in your courtrooms,

JPS Tanakh 1917
These are the things that ye shall do: Speak ye every man the truth with his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates;

Literal Standard Version
These [are] the things that you do: Each speak truth with his neighbor, "" Judge [with] truth and peaceful judgment in your gates,

NET Bible
These are the things you must do: Speak the truth, each of you, to one another. Practice true and righteous judgment in your courts.

New Heart English Bible
These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor. Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates,

World English Bible
These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor. Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates,

Young's Literal Translation
These are the things that ye do: Speak ye truth each with his neighbour, Truth and peaceful judgment judge in your gates,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Restoration of Jerusalem
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, 17do not plot evil in your hearts against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely, for I hate all these things,” declares the LORD.…

Cross References
Ephesians 4:25
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one another.

Psalm 15:2
He who walks with integrity and practices righteousness, who speaks the truth from his heart,

Proverbs 12:17
He who speaks the truth declares what is right, but a false witness speaks deceit.

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from that time and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide for the lowly of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.

Isaiah 11:5
Righteousness will be the belt around His hips, and faithfulness the sash around His waist.

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.'

Zephaniah 3:13
The remnant of Israel will no longer do wrong or speak lies, nor will a deceitful tongue be found in their mouths. But they will feed and lie down, with no one to make them tremble."

Zechariah 7:9
"This is what the LORD of Hosts says: 'Administer true justice. Show loving devotion and compassion to one another.

Zechariah 8:3
This is what the LORD says: "I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of Hosts will be called the Holy Mountain."

Zechariah 8:19
"This is what the LORD of Hosts says: The fasts of the fourth, the fifth, the seventh, and the tenth months will become times of joy and gladness, cheerful feasts for the house of Judah. Therefore you are to love both truth and peace."


Treasury of Scripture

These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

are.

Deuteronomy 10:12,13
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, …

Deuteronomy 11:7,8
But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which he did…

Micah 6:8
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Speak.

Zechariah 8:19
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.

Zechariah 7:9
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

Leviticus 19:11
Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Zechariah 7:9
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 11:3-9
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: …









Verse 16. - These are the things. To secure the fulfilment of the promise of good, they must do the will of God (Zechariah 7:9. etc.). Truth. This was to be observed in all conversation and transactions with their neighbours. St. Paul quotes this injunction (Ephesians 4:25). Execute the judgment of truth and peace; literally, judge ye truth and the judgment of peace. So the Septuagint and Vulgate. Practise perfect equity in judgments, and so decide, according to truth and justice, as to secure peace and concord between the parties concerned. In your gates. Where the judges sat, and justice was administered (Deuteronomy 16:18; Deuteronomy 21:19; see note on Amos 5:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
These
אֵ֥לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

are the things
הַדְּבָרִ֖ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

you must do:
תַּֽעֲשׂ֑וּ (ta·‘ă·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

Speak
דַּבְּר֤וּ (dab·bə·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

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

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

another,
רֵעֵ֔הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

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

and sound
שָׁל֔וֹם (šā·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

decisions
וּמִשְׁפַּ֣ט (ū·miš·paṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

in your gates,
בְּשַׁעֲרֵיכֶֽם׃ (bə·ša·‘ă·rê·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate


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