Zechariah 9:12

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Turne ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope, euen to day doe I declare that I will render double vnto thee:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; This very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Turn you to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope: even to-day do I declare that I will render double unto thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they will come back to you, O daughter of Zion, as prisoners of hope: today I say to you that I will give you back twice as much;
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Turn back to a fenced place, Ye prisoners of the hope, Even to-day a second announcer I restore to thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Return to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope; even to-day do I declare that I will render double unto thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 9:12


9:12 Turn ye - The prophet exhorts the Jews to hasten to Christ, who is the salvation and high tower of the church. Prisoners of hope - Captives, yet not without hope. Even to - day - In this day of lowest distress. Double - Twice as much good as thou hast suffered evil.


Discussion for Zechariah 9

  • Pauline for verse 12
    God 's word is that he is our only source, the bedrock and trusted source we can fully rely on, and his promise is restore double blessings for every hurdle I am facing st this time - yes he is my true source where I can tabernacle and find safety. Rejoice with me.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 17, CORN is the acronym for Change Order Notification. Here it represents an order to cease fire which makes the young soldiers happy.
  • Michellie for verse 12
    I think it means that whatever unfair situations your experiencing, God see's everything and will restore double onto you. More than you can imagine. Mind blowing!
  • Judah cannot prosper without Ephraim, in application I would say as both Christians and none Christians we need each other to succeed, since a bow without an arrow is useless and an arrow without a bow is also useless .
  • I think it means that we are sinners and God hates sin. But there is hope, Jesus. If we truly repent of our sins and let Jesus truly in our hearts then and only can we be savedand receive His grace and forgiveness.and go to heaven

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