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

  • BSP
    Verse 4: If we had a bad parental example, we aren't doomed to follow their example. We can chose to do right.
  • A disciple
    Bruce; Why the relentless quarreling? Why the twisting of words and accusations? There are many "similes" used to describe the LORD's taking away of sins in His people... the depths of the sea, behind His back, removed as far as the east is from the west, etc... "Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." So then the aggressive nit-picker and fault-finder inherits what?
  • Bruce
    disciple: The Lord has removed My Sins as far as The East is from The West. Psalms 103:12. I never heard of Him throwing sins behind Him! What Sins has He Thrown backwards? Some take Pride and sit on The Throne giving directions not Knowing they're on The Wide Road. In that Day Many will Say:Lord,Lord have We done many Wonderful Works? Matthew 7:13-23
  • A disciple
    (7-17); The LORD's city set upon a hill, all Nations have seen: yet who among all their great ones has ever taken to heart what God has done to Israel, so as to consider themselves lest they also fall into His hands! Instead they have wickedly embolden themselves to fill up their world with all that they have imagined to do, and do not repent; and add to wrath by persecuting the already punished.
  • A disciple
    (1-6); A precept that was spoken of the LORD in Moses; (Leviticus 26:39-45); tells how WE in the end of days; when we do indeed confess our sins, and the sins of our ancestors, that we will with that humbled and penitent spirit, accept of the punishment from God, and amend our ways and our doings to walk in truth and do right in His sight. The condition of the world won't change until all is done.
  • Insight777
    Traditionally in Israel, horns are shofars, a call to war when they are lifted up. So the word horn is associated with war. Understand that scattered can mean troops, pilots or other military have left their homeland to fight foreign nations. It does not necessarily mean they have disbanded or fled their country in fear. I think it means they have been attacked and are responding with war.

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