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 2:8

  • 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.
  • 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.

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