Zechariah 1:15

“And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I am very angry with the nations who are living untroubled: for when I was only a little angry, they made the evil worse.
- Basic English Bible

and I am wroth exceedingly with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little wroth, and they helped forward the affliction.
- Darby Bible

And I am very greatly displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
- Webster's Bible

I am very angry with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, but they added to the calamity."
- World English Bible

And [with] great wrath I am wroth against the nations who are at ease, For I was a little wroth, and they assisted -- for evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, and they helped for evil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 1:15


1:15 A little displeased - With mine own people, that is, in comparison of the anger I bear against the Heathen. Helped forward - Attempted to destroy whom I would but correct.


Discussion for Zechariah 1

  • Word
    These are not war horsemen but messengers reporting to God. Keep the seals in mind. Vs 11 reported is the earth is at rest and that is mans one world system. Then in vs 12 you need to remember Daniels 70 weeks which was shorten for the elects sake in Rev chapter 9 to 5 months. So antichrist is on earth and deceiving the children and God is jellious.
  • Natalie
    Zachariah is a very interesting book. After reading this chapter, I had to read it again to get a better understanding of what it is saying. The commmentary on Zachariah one got my attention. I realy believe I was led to have this material for my devotion. Its amazing how he speaks to us, in some very unusual ways. He is an amazing friend.
  • Wayne
    Be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray without ceasing. Seek the Lord in all that you do. Work and ask of no one that you may stand blameless before them .For this is good in the eyes of God. Know and understand the kingdom of God is not of this world . Paul tells us that faith without works is meaningless .But let our faith be seen ,that the glory of God shine ever so brightly
  • Karl
    A question regarding the book of Zechariah; some of the prophetic books seem fairly focussed, but Zechariah seems a little disjointed, hence hard to follow. It seems that the Messianic portions could refer to either a divinely anointed human political leader or as has been interpreted to Jesus Christ/Messiah, anybody else wonder at this given the Jews would have been more accepting of the former.
  • Divine Michael (Evangelist) for verse 16
    As put forward recently by different scholars of the greatest book ever, man inceasant search on the scriptures enlighten man and gives a better understanding when the holy spirit is leading. The idea of many founders of churches today is a clear drifting away from the original pattern of the great Jehovah. The church of christ was to begin at Jerusalem according to this passage Zech. 1:16, isaiah 2:1 and fulfilled in Act chapter 2, the mixed interpretation of this context is unideal and consequencies are never symbolical, they are real. As such, any denomination that does not have her origin traced back to Jerusalem, and her Dogma in line with the apostolic approved examples, is never a CHURH OF CHRIST. Matthew 16:18 Romans 16:16 .
  • Lynette Gautier for verse 10
    I would very much like some help with understanding about this man. I have given it a lot of thought but have not yet been able to get to grips with it. Can you help me. Thanks and regards Lynette

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