Zechariah 9:12
New International Version
Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.

New Living Translation
Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.

English Standard Version
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Berean Study Bible
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; even today I declare that I will restore to you double.

New American Standard Bible
Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.

King James Bible
Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;

Christian Standard Bible
Return to a stronghold, you prisoners who have hope; today I declare that I will restore double to you.

Contemporary English Version
and offer you hope. Return to your fortress, because today I will reward you with twice what you had.

Good News Translation
Return, you exiles who now have hope; return to your place of safety. Now I tell you that I will repay you twice over with blessing for all you have suffered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Return to a stronghold, you prisoners who have hope; today I declare that I will restore double to you.

International Standard Version
Return to your fortress, you prisoners who have hope. Even today I am telling you: In return I will repay you double.

NET Bible
Return to the stronghold, you prisoners, with hope; today I declare that I will return double what was taken from you.

New Heart English Bible
Turn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Return to your fortress, you captives who have hope. Today I tell you that I will return to you double [blessings].

JPS Tanakh 1917
Return to the stronghold, Ye prisoners of hope; Even to-day do I declare That I will render double unto thee.

New American Standard 1977
Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Return to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope; even today I declare that I will render double unto thee;

King James 2000 Bible
Turn you to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will restore double unto you;

American King James Version
Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double to you;

American Standard Version
Turn you to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope: even to-day do I declare that I will render double unto thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall dwell in strongholds, ye prisoners of the congregation: and for one day of thy captivity I will recompense thee double.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Return to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope, I will render thee double at, I declare to day.

Darby Bible Translation
Turn again to the stronghold, prisoners of hope! even to-day do I declare I will render double unto thee.

English Revised Version
Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Turn ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to-day do I declare that I will render double to thee;

World English Bible
Turn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope! Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn back to a fenced place, Ye prisoners of the hope, Even to-day a second announcer I restore to thee.
Study Bible
Zion's Coming King
11As for you, because of the blood of My covenant, I will release your prisoners from the waterless pit. 12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; even today I declare that I will restore to you double. 13For I will bend Judah as My bow and fit it with Ephraim. I will rouse your sons, O Zion, against the sons of Greece. I will make you like the sword of a mighty man.…
Cross References
Hebrews 6:18
Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be strongly encouraged.

Hebrews 6:19
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

Isaiah 24:22
They will be gathered together like prisoners in a pit. They will be confined to a dungeon and punished after many days.

Isaiah 40:2
"Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her forced labor has been completed, her iniquity has been pardoned; for she has received from the hand of the LORD double for all her sins."

Isaiah 61:7
Instead of shame, My people will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation, they will rejoice in their share; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.

Jeremiah 14:8
O Hope of Israel, its Savior in times of distress, why are You like a stranger in the land, like a traveler who stays but a night?

Jeremiah 16:19
O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in the day of distress, the nations will come to You from the ends of the earth, and they will say, "Our fathers inherited nothing but lies, worthless idols of no benefit at all."

Jeremiah 17:13
O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who abandon You will be put to shame. All who turn away will be written in the dust, for they have abandoned the LORD, the fountain of living water.

Joel 3:16
The LORD will roar from Zion and raise His voice from Jerusalem; heaven and earth will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for His people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double to you;

Turn.

Isaiah 52:2
Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

Jeremiah 31:6
For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.

Jeremiah 50:4,5,28
In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God…

even.

Isaiah 38:18
For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

Isaiah 49:9
That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.

Jeremiah 31:17
And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.

I will.

Job 42:10
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Isaiah 40:2
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.

Isaiah 61:7
For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.







Lexicon
Return
שׁ֚וּבוּ (ū·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to your stronghold,
לְבִצָּר֔וֹן (lə·ḇiṣ·ṣā·rō·wn)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1225: A stronghold

O prisoners
אֲסִירֵ֖י (’ă·sî·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 615: A bondman, prisoner

of hope;
הַתִּקְוָ֑ה (hat·tiq·wāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8615: A cord, expectancy

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

today
הַיּ֕וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

I declare
מַגִּ֥יד (mag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

that I will restore
אָשִׁ֥יב (’ā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to you
לָֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

double.
מִשְׁנֶ֖ה (miš·neh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4932: A repetition, a duplicate, a double, a second
Verse 12. - The prophet calls on the prisoners to avail themselves of the offered deliverance. Turn you to the stronghold. Return ye to Zion, the city defended by God (Zechariah 2:5), and able to afford you a safe asylum. (For the spiritual meaning, see Luke 4:18-21.) Ye prisoners of hope. Captives who have good hope of deliverance because they are still in covenant with God. Septuagint, δέσμιοι τῆς συναγωγῆς, "prisoners of the synagogue." Pusey remarks that "hope" here and nowhere else has the article, and that what is meant is "the Hope of Israel," that of which St. Paul spoke (Acts 26:6, 7 and Acts 28:20). Even today. In spite of all contrary appearances. Septuagint, ἀντὶ μιᾶς ἡμέρας παροικεσίας σου, "for one day of thy sojourning." Double. A double measure of blessing in compensation for past suffering (Isaiah 40:2; Isaiah 61:7). There ought to be a full stop at the end of this verse, as in the Revised Version. 9:9-17 The prophet breaks forth into a joyful representation of the coming of the Messiah, of whom the ancient Jews explained this prophecy. He took the character of their King, when he entered Jerusalem amidst the hosannas of the multitude. But his kingdom is a spiritual kingdom. It shall not be advanced by outward force or carnal weapons. His gospel shall be preached to the world, and be received among the heathen. A sinful state is a state of bondage; it is a pit, or dungeon, in which there is no water, no comfort; and we are all by nature prisoners in this pit. Through the precious blood of Christ, many prisoners of Satan have been set at liberty from the horrible pit in which they must otherwise have perished, without hope or comfort. While we admire Him, let us seek that his holiness and truth may be shown in our own spirits and conduct. These promises have accomplishment in the spiritual blessings of the gospel which we enjoy by Jesus Christ. As the deliverance of the Jews was typical of redemption by Christ, so this invitation speaks to all the language of the gospel call. Sinners are prisoners, but prisoners of hope; their case is sad, but not desperate; for there is hope in Israel concerning them. Christ is a Strong-hold, a strong Tower, in whom believers are safe from the fear of the wrath of God, the curse of the law, and the assaults of spiritual enemies. To him we must turn with lively faith; to him we must flee, and trust in his name under all trials and sufferings. It is here promised that the Lord would deliver his people. This passage also refers to the apostles, and the preachers of the gospel in the early ages. God was evidently with them; his words from their lips pierced the hearts and consciences of the hearers. They were wondrously defended in persecution, and were filled with the influences of the Holy Spirit. They were saved by the Good Shepherd as his flock, and honoured as jewels of his crown. The gifts, graces, and consolations of the Spirit, poured forth on the day of Pentecost, Ac 2 and in succeeding times, are represented. Sharp have been, and still will be, the conflicts of Zion's sons, but their God will give them success. The more we are employed, and satisfied with his goodness, the more we shall admire the beauty revealed in the Redeemer. Whatever gifts God bestows on us, we must serve him cheerfully with them; and, when refreshed with blessings, we must say, How great is his goodness!
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