Zechariah 1:5

“Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Your fathers, where are they? and the Prophets, doe they liue for euer?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they go on living for ever?
- Basic English Bible

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
- Darby Bible

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
- Webster's Bible

Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?
- World English Bible

Your fathers -- where [are] they? And the prophets -- to the age do they live?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 1:5


1:5 Where are they - But where are your disobedient fathers? Were they not consumed with famine and sword, as I threatened them? Do they live - The prophets died as others; they must not live always to warn you.


Discussion for Zechariah 1

  • 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
  • Darrin \"Douglas\" Cady for verse 3
    The 5th rider of the Apocalypse... THE LORD... LORD of Lords...HOST of Hosts...Faithful and Truth...Is him 's name...

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