Zechariah 2:8

“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For thus sayth the Lord of hostes, After the glory hath he sent me vnto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of his eye.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For thus says the LORD of hosts, "After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: After glory hath he sent me unto the nations which plundered you; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this is what the Lord of armies has said: In the way of glory he has sent me to the nations which have taken your goods: for anyone touching you is touching what is most dear to him.
- Basic English Bible

For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: After the glory, hath he sent me unto the nations that made you a spoil; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
- Darby Bible

For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me to the nations which wasted you: for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of his eye.
- Webster's Bible

For thus says Yahweh of Armies: 'For honor he has sent me to the nations which plundered you; for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye.
- World English Bible

For thus said Jehovah of Hosts: After honour He hath sent me unto the nations who are spoiling you, For he who is coming against you, Is coming against the daughter of His eye.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(2:12) For thus saith the LORD of hosts who sent me after glory unto the nations which spoiled you: 'Surely, he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 2:8


2:8 After the glory - After that he is become your glory, I am to avenge you of your enemies.


Discussion for Zechariah 2

  • BSP
    Verse 8: This shows how personally Jehovah God takes the mistreatment of his servants.
  • BSP
    Verse 13: When Jehovah God is taking action and instruction is being given, it is wise to be silent in order to benefit.
  • Angel
    Zachariah 2 has a lot of promises from God but it can only happen to the obedient children of God and not those that continues in their iniquities and refuse to surrender their life to Jesus. When you are in Jesus, God said he will build a wall of fire around you which speaks of protection from the devices of the enemy and you shall prosper on every side as he said i will spray you as the 4 wind
  • 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.

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