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“Thus says the Lord of hosts:

(A)‘Old men and old women shall again sit
In the streets of Jerusalem,
Each one with his staff in his hand
Because of [a]great age.
The streets of the city
Shall be (B)full of boys and girls
Playing in its streets.’

“Thus says the Lord of hosts:

‘If it is [b]marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days,
(C)Will it also be marvelous in My eyes?’
Says the Lord of hosts.

“Thus says the Lord of hosts:

‘Behold, (D)I will save My people from the land of the [c]east
And from the land of the [d]west;
I will (E)bring them back,
And they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.
(F)They shall be My people
And I will be their God,
(G)In truth and righteousness.’

“Thus says the Lord of hosts:

(H)‘Let your hands be strong,
You who have been hearing in these days
These words by the mouth of (I)the prophets,
Who spoke in (J)the day the foundation was laid
For the house of the Lord of hosts,
That the temple might be built.

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 8:4 Lit. many days
  2. Zechariah 8:6 Or wonderful
  3. Zechariah 8:7 Lit. rising sun
  4. Zechariah 8:7 Lit. setting sun