Zechariah 2:13

“Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised vp out of his holy habitation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for He is aroused from His holy habitation."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be silent, all flesh, before Jehovah; for he is waked up out of his holy habitation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let all flesh be quiet and make no sound before the Lord: for he is awake and has come from his holy resting-place.
- Basic English Bible

Let all flesh be silent before Jehovah; for he is risen up out of his holy habitation.
- Darby Bible

Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.
- Webster's Bible

Be silent, all flesh, before Yahweh; for he has roused himself from his holy habitation!"
- World English Bible

Hush, all flesh, because of Jehovah, For He hath been roused up from His holy habitation!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

(2:17) Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for He is aroused out of His holy habitation.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 2:13

2:13 Be silent - Reverence and adore God, and expect the accomplishment of his word. All flesh - Both Jew and Gentile. He is raised up - God is on this work already, and he will not sit down again, 'till he has accomplished his whole work.

Discussion for Zechariah 2

  • Shade
    Saw bold letter Zaccl 2 and read it as zachariah 2. It's very good to be reassured by the Lord that He determines our path, fights and wine our battles but most importantly that He reigns above all powers and principalities, that everlasting joy is promised and will be delivered to those who believe. Let's share this definite hope. He reigns, our Lord reigns.
  • Franz Banman for verse 8
    It is wonderful to see that the one who says it the Sender , is also the sent one, also in verse 11.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 8, it is my opinion that when the term, Lord of hosts, is used it is in reference to the Lord being in control of military action. The word Glory can have different meanings but when used with Lord of hosts then it means the glory of winning battles. The Lord will have the nations that attacked Israel, attacked in response and those leaders that oppose Israel will fail in their efforts with the people supporting them.
  • WOW what a blessed insight into the heart of god to know that his affections are so tied to his word and power to execute His determined course of action to relieve and deliver his own precious child from the continuing attacks from the enemy. I find great strength and confidence in reading this and will submit it to memory for my own times of meditation. It helps me to know that I am not alone and that god takes seriously those who willfully and maliciously trouble me, I need to know that he is faithful in fighting my battles.
  • Rev. Autrey
    (Verses 10-12) "The Lord says, "Shout and rejoyce, O Jerusalem, for I am coming to live among you. Many nations will join themselves to the Lord on that day, and they too, will be my people. I will live among you, and you will know that the Lord Almighty sent me to you."

    This is Jesus speaking of his birth on earth as a human. John (John 1:14) says of this, "So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. This means that when God came to the earth as the human Jesus, he called himself the Son of God (Psalms 2:7). This was decided in eternity. But we know that Jesus was God because John said he was in the first verse, "And the Word was God."

    Consider this, if we claim that Jesus is not God, then what is the point of trying to obey him, or thinking that he can save us. Only God is able to save us and forgive our sins. Only God can take us to heaven. And only God has the power to change us into new people.

    Let's praise God as Jesus.
  • Debora
    Zechariah 2:11 - And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: And I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

    How awesome is that? What a glorious day that will be indeed! Blessed be the LORD'S name forever. Amen

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