Zechariah 1:15
New International Version
and I am very angry with the nations that feel secure. I was only a little angry, but they went too far with the punishment.’

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
And I am exceedingly angry with the nations that are at ease; for while I was angry but a little, they furthered the disaster.

Berean Study Bible
but I am fiercely angry with the nations that are at ease. For I was a little angry, but they have added to the calamity.’

King James Bible
And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

New King James Version
I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease; For I was a little angry, And they helped—but with evil intent.

New American Standard Bible
But I am very angry with the nations who are carefree; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster.”

NASB 1995
“But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster.”

NASB 1977
“But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster.”

Amplified Bible
But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease and feel secure; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster [against the people of Israel].”

Christian Standard Bible
I am fiercely angry with the nations that are at ease, for I was a little angry, but they made the destruction worse.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am fiercely angry with the nations that are at ease, for I was a little angry, but they made it worse.

American Standard Version
And I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I am angry with the nations that are in tumult, for I was a little angry and they helped the evil

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I am very angry with the heathen that combine to attack her: forasmuch as I indeed was a little angry, but they combined to attack her for evil.

Contemporary English Version
For a while I was angry at the nations, but now I am furious, because they have made things worse for Jerusalem and are not the least bit concerned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I am angry with a great anger with the wealthy nations: for I was angry a little, but they helped forward the evil.

English Revised Version
And I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

Good News Translation
and I am very angry with the nations that enjoy quiet and peace. For while I was holding back my anger against my people, those nations made the sufferings of my people worse.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and I'm very angry with the nations who think they are at ease. I was only a little angry, but they made things worse.

International Standard Version
I am deeply angry with the nations who are complacent, with whom I was only a little displeased—but they made things worse!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
and I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, and they helped for evil.

Literal Standard Version
And [with] great wrath I am angry against the nations who are at ease, For I was a little angry, and they assisted—for evil.

NET Bible
But I am greatly displeased with the nations that take my grace for granted. I was a little displeased with them, but they have only made things worse for themselves.

New Heart English Bible
I am very angry with the nations that are at ease; for I was but only a little angry, but they added to the calamity."

World English Bible
I am very angry with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, but they added to the calamity."

Young's Literal Translation
And with great wrath I am wroth against the nations who are at ease, For I was a little wroth, and they assisted -- for evil.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Vision of the Horses
14Then the angel who was speaking with me said, “Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion, 15but I am fiercely angry with the nations that are at ease. For I was a little angry, but they have added to the calamity.’ 16Therefore this is what the LORD says: ‘I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there My house will be rebuilt, declares the LORD of Hosts, and a measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem.’…

Cross References
Psalm 69:26
For they persecute the one You struck and recount the pain of those You wounded.

Psalm 123:4
We have endured much scorn from the arrogant, much contempt from the proud.

Jeremiah 48:11
Moab has been at ease from youth, settled like wine on its dregs; he has not been poured from vessel to vessel or gone into exile. So his flavor has remained the same, and his aroma is unchanged.

Amos 1:11
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Edom, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because he pursued his brother with the sword and stifled all compassion; his anger raged continually, and his fury flamed incessantly.

Zechariah 1:2
"The LORD was very angry with your fathers.

Zechariah 6:8
Then the LORD summoned me and said, "Behold, those going to the land of the north have given rest to My Spirit in the land of the north."


Treasury of Scripture

And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

Zechariah 1:2,11
The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers…

Isaiah 47:7-9
And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it…

Jeremiah 48:11-13
Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed…

for.

Isaiah 54:8
In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

Hebrews 12:6,7
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth…

and.

Psalm 69:26
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

Psalm 83:2-5
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head…

Psalm 137:7
Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.









Verse 15. - The heathen; the nations, who were God's instruments in punishing Israel. That are at ease. Living in proud security and self-enjoyment (Isaiah 32:9, 11; Amos 6:1; comp. ver. 11). Septuagint, τὰ συνεπιτιθέμενα, "which join in attacking her;" Vulgate, opulentas, "wealthy," their riches giving them self-confidence. I was but a little displeased. God had been angry with his people, it is true, but only in measure, chastising them, like a parent, for their good. Others take "a little" (parum, ὀλίγα) to mean "for a little time," in allusion to the seventy years' captivity. And they helped forward the affliction; or, in the LXX., συνεπέθεντο εἰς κακὰ, "helped for evil; "Vulgate, adjuverunt in malum. They exceeded their part as mere instruments in God's hands, and wished to destroy Israel altogether, or to oppress them beyond the purposed period of their chastisement. A similar complaint is made against the Assyrians (Isaiah 10:5, etc.) and the Babylonians (Isaiah 47:6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
but I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am fiercely angry
וְקֶ֤צֶף (wə·qe·ṣep̄)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7110: A splinter, rage, strife

with
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the nations
הַגּוֹיִ֖ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

that are at ease.
הַשַּֽׁאֲנַנִּ֑ים (haš·ša·’ă·nan·nîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7600: Secure, haughty

For
אֲשֶׁ֤ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I
אֲנִי֙ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

was a little
מְּעָ֔ט (mə·‘āṭ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few

angry,
קָצַ֣פְתִּי (qā·ṣap̄·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7107: To crack off, burst out in rage

but they
וְהֵ֖מָּה (wə·hêm·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

have increased
עָזְר֥וּ (‘ā·zə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5826: To surround, protect, aid

the calamity.’
לְרָעָֽה׃ (lə·rā·‘āh)
Preposition-l | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil


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