Zechariah 8:21
New International Version
and the inhabitants of one city will go to another and say, 'Let us go at once to entreat the LORD and seek the LORD Almighty. I myself am going.'

New Living Translation
The people of one city will say to the people of another, ‘Come with us to Jerusalem to ask the LORD to bless us. Let’s worship the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. I’m determined to go.’

English Standard Version
The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, ‘Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD and to seek the LORD of hosts; I myself am going.’

Berean Study Bible
and the residents of one city will go to another, saying: ‘Let us go at once to plead before the LORD and to seek the LORD of Hosts. I myself am going.’

King James Bible
And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.

New King James Version
The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, “Let us continue to go and pray before the LORD, And seek the LORD of hosts. I myself will go also.”

New American Standard Bible
The inhabitants of one city will go to another, saying, “Let’s go at once to plead for the favor of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of armies; I also will go.”

NASB 1995
'The inhabitants of one will go to another, saying, "Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts; I will also go."

NASB 1977
‘And the inhabitants of one will go to another saying, “Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts; I will also go.”

Amplified Bible
The inhabitants of one [city] will go to another, saying, “Let us go at once to ask the favor of the LORD and to seek the LORD of hosts. I will go also.”

Christian Standard Bible
the residents of one city will go to another, saying: Let’s go at once to plead for the LORD’s favor and to seek the LORD of Armies. I am also going.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the residents of one city will go to another, saying: Let's go at once to plead for the LORD's favor and to seek the LORD of Hosts. I am also going.

American Standard Version
and the inhabitants of one city'shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to entreat the favor of Jehovah, and to seek Jehovah of hosts: I will go also.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the dwellers of one shall go to another and they shall say: ‘Come, let us go and we shall pray before LORD JEHOVAH and we shall inquire from LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts’, and I shall go, even I

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and the inhabitants of five cities shall come together to one city, saying, Let us go to make supplication to the Lord, and to seek the face of the Lord Almighty; I will go also.

Contemporary English Version
Those of one town will go to another and say, "We're going to ask the LORD All-Powerful to treat us with kindness. Come and join us."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the inhabitants go one to another, saying: Let us go, and entreat the face of the Lord, and let us seek the Lord of hosts: I also will go.

English Revised Version
and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to entreat the favour of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.

Good News Translation
Those from one city will say to those from another, 'We are going to worship the LORD Almighty and pray for his blessing. Come with us!'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The citizens of one city will come to another city, saying, "Let's make a habit of going to ask the LORD for a blessing and to seek the LORD of Armies. I'm also going."

International Standard Version
and they will travel from one place to another place and say, "Let's go quickly to pray in the presence of the LORD and to inquire of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.' And I will go, too.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying: Let us go speedily to entreat the favour of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts; I will go also.

Literal Standard Version
Indeed, inhabitants of one "" Have gone to another, saying, "" We go diligently, "" To appease the face of YHWH, "" To seek YHWH of Hosts—I go, even I.

NET Bible
The inhabitants of one will go to another and say, "Let's go up at once to ask the favor of the LORD, to seek the LORD who rules over all. Indeed, I'll go with you."'

New Heart English Bible
and the inhabitants of one shall go to another, saying, 'Let us go speedily to entreat the favor of the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts. I will go also.'

World English Bible
and the inhabitants of one shall go to another, saying, 'Let us go speedily to entreat the favor of Yahweh, and to seek Yahweh of Armies. I will go also.'

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, gone have inhabitants of one To another, saying: We go diligently, To appease the face of Jehovah, To seek Jehovah of Hosts -- I go, even I.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Restoration of Jerusalem
20This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Peoples will yet come—the residents of many cities— 21and the residents of one city will go to another, saying: ‘Let us go at once to plead before the LORD and to seek the LORD of Hosts. I myself am going.’ 22And many peoples and strong nations will come to seek the LORD of Hosts in Jerusalem and to plead before the LORD.”…

Cross References
Psalm 122:1
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."

Zechariah 7:2
Now the people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-melech, along with their men, to plead before the LORD

Zechariah 8:22
And many peoples and strong nations will come to seek the LORD of Hosts in Jerusalem and to plead before the LORD."


Treasury of Scripture

And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.

Let.

Psalm 122:1-9
A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD…

speedily.

Hosea 6:3
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

pray before the Lord.

Zechariah 7:2
When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,

I will.

Psalm 103:22
Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

Psalm 146:1,2
Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul…









Verse 21. - The inhabitants of one city shall go to another. The LXX. has, "The inhabitants of five cities shall go unto one;" Vulgate, "The inhabitants go one to another." Let us go speedily. The Hebrew is an imperfect followed by an infinitive absolute - an idiom which implies combination, Let us go on and on, continually. So Pusey and Wright. To pray before the Lord; to entreat the favour of the Lord (see note on Zechariah 7:2). The Gentiles would be moved, not only to make pilgrimages to the great annual festivals, but to seek to know the Lord, and how to worship him acceptably. I will go also. The inhabitants answer willingly to those who exhort them. It is quite unnatural to take the clause to mean (as Drake does), "I, Zechariah, will go too, to see the alteration in the mode of observing these fast days."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and the residents
יֹשְׁבֵי֩ (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of one
אַחַ֨ת (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

city will go
וְֽהָלְכ֡וּ (wə·hā·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

another,
אַחַ֜ת (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

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

‘Let us go
נֵלְכָ֤ה (nê·lə·ḵāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

at once to plead
לְחַלּוֹת֙ (lə·ḥal·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 2470: To be weak or sick

before
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

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

and to seek
וּלְבַקֵּ֖שׁ (ū·lə·ḇaq·qêš)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

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

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

I
אָֽנִי׃ (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

myself
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

am going.’
אֵלְכָ֖ה (’ê·lə·ḵāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk


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