Zechariah 8:5
New International Version
The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.”

New Living Translation
And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play.

English Standard Version
And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.

Berean Study Bible
And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing there.”

King James Bible
And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.

New King James Version
The streets of the city Shall be full of boys and girls Playing in its streets.’

New American Standard Bible
And the public squares of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its squares.’

NASB 1995
‘And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.’

NASB 1977
‘And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.’

Amplified Bible
And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.’

Christian Standard Bible
The streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in them.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in them.”

American Standard Version
And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls who are playing in the streets

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the broad places of the city shall be filled with boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.

Contemporary English Version
while boys and girls play in the streets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls, playing in the streets thereof.

English Revised Version
And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.

Good News Translation
And the streets will again be full of boys and girls playing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The city will be filled with boys and girls playing in the streets.

International Standard Version
The city parks will be filled with boys and girls. They will play in the city's open parks.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the broad places of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the broad places thereof.

Literal Standard Version
And broad places of the city are full of boys and girls, Playing in its broad places.

NET Bible
And the streets of the city will be full of boys and girls playing.

New Heart English Bible
The streets of the city will be full of boys and girls playing in its streets."

World English Bible
The streets of the city will be full of boys and girls playing in its streets."

Young's Literal Translation
And broad places of the city are full of boys and girls, Playing in its broad places.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Restoration of Jerusalem
4This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Old men and old women will again sit along the streets of Jerusalem, each with a staff in hand because of great age. 5And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing there.” 6This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “If this is impossible in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be impossible in My eyes?” declares the LORD of Hosts.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 30:19
Thanksgiving will proceed from them, a sound of celebration. I will multiply them, and they will not be decreased; I will honor them, and they will not be belittled.

Jeremiah 30:20
Their children will be as in days of old, and their congregation will be established before Me; and I will punish all their oppressors.

Jeremiah 31:12
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will be radiant over the bounty of the LORD--the grain, new wine, and oil, and the young of the flocks and herds. Their life will be like a well-watered garden, and never again will they languish.

Jeremiah 31:13
Then the maidens will rejoice with dancing, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into joy, and give them comfort and joy for their sorrow.


Treasury of Scripture

And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.

playing.

Zechariah 2:4
And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:

Psalm 128:3,4
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table…

Psalm 144:12-15
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: …









Verse 5. - Full of boys and girls. Jerusalem and the other cities had long been strangers to any such happy sight. Large increase of population is a blessing often promised in the latter days (Hosea 1:10; Micah 2:12). Perowne remarks that our Lord alludes to the games of children the marketplaces as a familiar incident his days (Matthew 11:16, 17; comp. Jeremiah 11).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the streets
וּרְחֹב֤וֹת (ū·rə·ḥō·ḇō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7339: A broad open place, plaza

of the city
הָעִיר֙ (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

will be filled
יִמָּ֣לְא֔וּ (yim·mā·lə·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

with boys
יְלָדִ֖ים (yə·lā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

and girls
וִֽילָד֑וֹת (wî·lā·ḏō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 3207: Girl, maiden

playing
מְשַׂחֲקִ֖ים (mə·śa·ḥă·qîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7832: To laugh, to play

there.”
בִּרְחֹֽבֹתֶֽיהָ׃ (bir·ḥō·ḇō·ṯe·hā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7339: A broad open place, plaza


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