Zechariah 1:16
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New International Version
"Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem,' declares the LORD Almighty.

King James Bible
Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore thus saith Jehovah: I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith Jehovah of hosts, and the line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

World English Bible
Therefore thus says Yahweh: "I have returned to Jerusalem with mercy. My house shall be built in it," says Yahweh of Armies, "and a line shall be stretched forth over Jerusalem."'

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, thus said Jehovah: I have turned to Jerusalem with mercies, My house is built in it, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, And a line is stretched over Jerusalem.

Zechariah 1:16 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies - Before, he came to them in judgments; and the principal mercy is, the house of the Lord shall be rebuilt, and the ordinances of' the Lord re-established.

And a line shall be stretched forth - The circuit shall be determined, and the city built according to the line marked out.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I am.

Zechariah 2:10,11 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, see, I come, and I will dwell in the middle of you, said the LORD...

Zechariah 8:3 Thus said the LORD; I am returned to Zion, and will dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth...

Isaiah 12:1 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away...

Isaiah 54:8-10 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on you...

Jeremiah 31:22-25 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD has created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man...

Jeremiah 33:10-12 Thus said the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which you say shall be desolate without man and without beast...

Ezekiel 37:24-28 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments...

Ezekiel 39:25-29 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel...

Ezekiel 48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

my house.

Zechariah 4:9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it...

Ezra 6:14,15 And the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo...

Isaiah 44:26-28 That confirms the word of his servant, and performes the counsel of his messengers; that said to Jerusalem, You shall be inhabited...

Haggai 1:14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech...

and.

Zechariah 2:1,2 I lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand...

Job 38:5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know? or who has stretched the line on it?

Isaiah 34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it...

Jeremiah 31:39,40 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it on the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath...

Ezekiel 40:3 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass...

Ezekiel 47:3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters...

Library
Joshua and the Angel
The steady advancement made by the builders of the temple greatly discomfited and alarmed the hosts of evil. Satan determined to put forth still further effort to weaken and discourage God's people by holding before them their imperfections of character. If those who had long suffered because of transgression could again be induced to disregard God's commandments, they would be brought once more under the bondage of sin. Because Israel had been chosen to preserve the knowledge of God in the earth,
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
Matth. xi. 16.--"But whereunto shall I liken this generation?" When our Lord Jesus, who had the tongue of the learned, and spoke as never man spake, did now and then find a difficulty to express the matter herein contained. "What shall we do?" The matter indeed is of great importance, a soul matter, and therefore of great moment, a mystery, and therefore not easily expressed. No doubt he knows how to paint out this to the life, that we might rather behold it with our eyes, than hear it with our
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Ezra 6:14
So the elders of the Jews continued to build and prosper under the preaching of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah, a descendant of Iddo. They finished building the temple according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia.

Ezra 6:15
The temple was completed on the third day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius.

Isaiah 54:8
In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.

Jeremiah 31:39
The measuring line will stretch from there straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah.

Zechariah 2:1
Then I looked up, and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Zechariah 2:2
I asked, "Where are you going?" He answered me, "To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is."

Zechariah 2:4
and said to him: "Run, tell that young man, 'Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it.

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