And I will bring them, and they shall [a]dwell in the midst of Jerusalem, and they shall be my people, and I will be their God in truth, and in righteousness.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Let your [b]hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the Prophets, which were in the day, that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the Temple might be built.

10 For before these days there was no hire for [c]man, nor any hire for beast, neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men, everyone against his neighbor.

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 8:8 So that their return shall not be in vain: for God will accomplish his promise, and their prosperity shall be sure and stable.
  2. Zechariah 8:9 Let neither respect of your private commodities neither counsel of others, nor fear of enemies discourage you in the going forward with the building of the Temple, but be constant and obey the Prophets, which encourage you thereunto.
  3. Zechariah 8:10 For God cursed your work, so that neither man nor beast had profit of their labors.

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