Zechariah 8:22

“Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yea many people and strong nations shall come to seeke the Lord of hostes in Ierusalem, and to pray before the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'So many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek Jehovah of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And great peoples and strong nations will come to give worship to the Lord of armies in Jerusalem and to make requests for grace from the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek Jehovah of hosts in Jerusalem, and to supplicate Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

And many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Yes, many peoples and strong nations will come to seek Yahweh of Armies in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of Yahweh."
- World English Bible

Yea, come in have many peoples, and mighty nations, To seek Jehovah of Hosts in Jerusalem, And to appease the face of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Yea, many peoples and mighty nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favour of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 8:22


8:22 In Jerusalem - Literally understood, you have the first fruits of them mentioned, #Acts 2:10 |- 12. Mystically, Jerusalem is the church of Christ. To pray - To perform all gospel - worship.


Discussion for Zechariah 8

  • Irene123
    V. 23 - After the church age begins, Acts 2:38, the Jewish apostles and disciples went to the Gentiles and the Gentiles 'went' to the Jews (accepted the Jews testimony of Jesus). The believing Jews and Gentiles were the Christians at that time - the Jews 'n Gentiles were first called' Christians' at Antioch.
  • BSP
    Zechariah was zealous to build God's house of pure worship.
  • Zack
    Jews come from the House of Judah (JUH-dah; JEW). The House of Judah was the tribes of Benjamin and Judah. The House of Israel was scattered amongst the nations after being taken captive in Assyria. Essentially if you believe in Christ you are thus grafted in as part of Israel. Christianity today does not preach this message, for they believe the OT is rendered obsolete, which is absolutely false.
  • Mark Diffin
    Verse 23 - this is clear proof of the truth of Judaism - in times of messiah why are all the nations going to the Jews saying G-d is with them. Obviously because their's was, is and always will be the only true religion - this will only become clear in the messianic era!!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Paradox ! May our Heavenly Abba Dad and Eternal Father Yahweh Elohim Bless and Enrich those Ten Men indeed to His Everlasting Glory, in and through His Son, our Glorious Blessed near future Majesty King to come, Christ Yeshua Jesus, Glory Amen and Amen. SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA ! God Bless you. Shalom yedda dim.
  • Robert
    In verse 19 the months are the Jewish feast months. The most important point in verse 19 is in the last part that "Truth comes before Peace ". Which we know will not come until the Prince of Peace comes back at the second advent. Verse 23 is a prophetic verse of the Gentile Nations in the Millenial Reign of Christ.

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