Zechariah 8:22
New International Version
And many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the LORD Almighty and to entreat him."

New Living Translation
Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the LORD of Heaven's Armies and to ask for his blessing.

English Standard Version
Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
And many peoples and strong nations will come to seek the LORD of Hosts in Jerusalem and to plead before the LORD.”

New American Standard Bible
'So many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD.'

King James Bible
Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Many peoples and strong nations will come to seek the LORD of Armies in Jerusalem and to plead for the LORD's favor."

Contemporary English Version
Many people from strong nations will come to Jerusalem to worship me and to ask me to treat them with kindness.

Good News Translation
Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to worship the LORD Almighty and to pray for his blessing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many peoples and strong nations will come to seek the LORD of Hosts in Jerusalem and to plead for the LORD's favor."

International Standard Version
Many people and powerful nations will come to inquire of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies in Jerusalem, and to pray in the presence of the LORD."'"

NET Bible
Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek the LORD who rules over all and to ask his favor.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, many peoples and strong nations will come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of the LORD."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many people and powerful nations will come to seek the LORD of Armies in Jerusalem and to ask the LORD for a blessing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, many peoples and mighty nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favour of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
‘So many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of the hosts in Jerusalem and to pray before the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

American King James Version
Yes, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

American Standard Version
Yea, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek Jehovah of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And many peoples and many nations shall come to seek earnestly the face of the Lord Almighty in Jerusalem, and to obtain favour of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many peoples, and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the face of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek Jehovah of hosts in Jerusalem, and to supplicate Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Yea, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favour of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

World English Bible
Yes, many peoples and strong nations will come to seek Yahweh of Armies in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of Yahweh."

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, come in have many peoples, and mighty nations, To seek Jehovah of Hosts in Jerusalem, And to appease the face of Jehovah.
Study Bible
The Restoration of Jerusalem
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.” 23This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “In those days ten men from all nations and languages will tightly grasp the robe of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’”…
Cross References
Isaiah 2:2
In the last days the mountain of the house of the LORD will be established as the chief of the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.

Isaiah 2:3
And many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways so that we may walk in His paths." For the law will go forth from Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Isaiah 25:7
On this mountain He will swallow up the shroud that enfolds all the peoples, the sheet that covers all the nations;

Isaiah 49:6
He says, "It is not enough for you to be My Servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the protected ones of Israel. I will also make you a light for the nations, that you may bring My salvation to the ends of the earth."

Isaiah 49:22
This is what the Lord GOD says: "Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations, and raise My banner to the peoples. They will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders.

Isaiah 55:5
Surely you will summon a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you will run to you. For the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, has bestowed glory on you."

Isaiah 60:3
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Zechariah 8:21
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.'

Treasury of Scripture

Yes, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

Isaiah 25:7
And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

Isaiah 55:5
Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

Isaiah 60:3-22
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising…







Lexicon
And many
רַבִּים֙ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

peoples
עַמִּ֤ים (‘am·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and strong
עֲצוּמִ֔ים (‘ă·ṣū·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6099: Powerful, numerous

nations
וְגוֹיִ֣ם (wə·ḡō·w·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

will come
וּבָ֨אוּ (ū·ḇā·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to seek
לְבַקֵּ֛שׁ (lə·ḇaq·qêš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

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

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

in Jerusalem
בִּירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם (bî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

and to plead
וּלְחַלּ֖וֹת (ū·lə·ḥal·lō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2470: To be weak or sick

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

the LORD.”
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
Verse 22. - Many people (peoples) and strong nations. This explains ver. 20 more fully. The Jews were not actuated by the missionary spirit, yet even before Christ's advent their religion had spread into all parts of the world, as we see from the catalogue of proselytes in Acts 2:9-11. Intimations of the same fact are given in Ezra 6:21; Esther 8:17. To seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem; i.e. to keep the solemn festivals observed there (comp. Isaiah 2:2; Isaiah 66:20-23 Micah 4:1, and note there). The literal fulfilment of this prophecy is not to be looked for. It declares the future conversion of the Gentiles, and their being made one with Israel in the Church of Christ, "one fold under one Shepherd" (John 10:16). 8:18-23 When God comes towards us in ways of mercy, we must meet him with joy and thankfulness. Therefore be faithful and honest in all your dealings; and let it be a pleasure to you to be so, though thereby you come short of the gains others get dishonestly; and, as much as in you lies, live peaceably with all men. Let the truths of God rule in your heads, and let the peace of God rule in your hearts. Thus the ancient servants of God drew the notice of heathen neighbours, whose prejudices were softened. A great increase to the church shall be made. Hitherto the Jews had been prone to learn the idolatries of other nations: what more unlikely than that they should teach religion to their conquerors, and to all the principal nations of the earth! Yet this is expressly foretold, and it came to pass. Hitherto the prophecy has been wonderfully fulfilled, and no doubt future events will explain it further. It is good to be with those who have God with them; if we take God for our God, we must take his people for our people, and be willing to take our lot with them. But let not any one think that mere zeal, either for Jews or Gentiles, will stand in the place of personal religion. Let us be living epistles of Christ, known and read of all men, so that others may wish to go with us, and to have their portion with us in the realms of bliss.
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