New Living Translation
"I, the LORD, was very angry with your ancestors.
King James Bible
The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah hath been very wroth with your fathers.
World English Bible
"Yahweh was very displeased with your fathers.
Young's Literal Translation
'Jehovah was wroth against your fathers -- wrath!
Zechariah 1:2 Parallel
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CHAPTERS I-VIII Two months after Haggai had delivered his first address to the people in 520 B.C., and a little over a month after the building of the temple had begun (Hag. i. 15), Zechariah appeared with another message of encouragement. How much it was needed we see from the popular despondency reflected in Hag. ii. 3, Jerusalem is still disconsolate (Zech. i. 17), there has been fasting and mourning, vii. 5, the city is without walls, ii. 5, the population scanty, ii. 4, and most of the people …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Chronicles 36:16
But the people mocked these messengers of God and despised their words. They scoffed at the prophets until the LORD's anger could no longer be restrained and nothing could be done.
And so my fury boiled over and fell like fire on the towns of Judah and into the streets of Jerusalem, and they are still a desolate ruin today.
Therefore, I will respond in fury. I will neither pity nor spare them. And though they cry for mercy, I will not listen."
But I am very angry with the other nations that are now enjoying peace and security. I was only a little angry with my people, but the nations inflicted harm on them far beyond my intentions.
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