Zechariah pleaded with the people not to resist the words of the prophets as their forefathers had done. (1-2) The LORD says: My passionate love for Israel has not diminished.. Again the word of the LORD of hosts came, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts: This term is used in Zechariah 8 several times (cf. He will rejoice over you with gladness. Zechariah 8:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Zechariah 8:17, NIV: "do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely.I hate all this,' declares the LORD." "And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor" (see Zech. Essentially, Zechariah says: (1) don’t be afraid—rebuild the temple because God loves you and will return to dwell among you, and (2) don’t be afraid—live before God the way your fathers failed to do. The only thing you should be sowing in dirt is those things that are supposed to be. Tag: Zechariah 8:17 ... Just because somebody else got the job you wanted, it doesn’t mean you keep trying to get them fired when they make a mistake because you can lose your job just as fast. 5. Stop sowing death and sow life. “The occasion of the visions is the growing impatience of the returned exiles. Zechariah 8 – Jerusalem Restored A. Israel restored to God’s favor. The Lord your God is among you, a warrior who saves. (33-4) Zechariah 1:8–17. Zechariah 8:17. In the first of these (1:8–17), Zechariah one night sees a man astride a red horse standing among myrtle trees "in the depths," or, perhaps, "in the shadow." “Do not plot evil against your neighbor” (8:17) 6. “Do not love to swear falsely” (8:17). Zechariah 8:17 Context. No, … Behind him are red, sorrel, and white horses. 14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not: 15 So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not. Zechariah 8 Commentary 8.16-17. 1. Zech. (8:17) Again the “word of YHWH” came to Zechariah. He will delight in you with shouts of joy." He will bring [you] quietness with His love. God wants to bless his people – but that doesn’t mean that he’s fine with them acting wickedly. 8:3,8,16 [twice], 19) in the sense of "truth." First Vision of Zechariah. [zechariah 8:17] and let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that i hate, saith the lord. Zechairah 8:16 and 19 are parallel and speak of the truthful and trustworthy relationship between covenant partners in society. Zechariah 8:17 "And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath: for all these [are things] that I hate, saith the LORD." This is the first of seven visions given to Zechariah. Let none of you imagine (see note on Zechariah 7:10, where these words occur). The Israelites, however, were not to love false oaths and what could be gained from them. Well, the Lord ends this third response to the question about fasting by putting some reasonable requirements on these people in verses 16 and 17. In Zech. 7:9 and 8:16 it refers to a true or faithful testimony in court. Love no false oath. 7:10). [zechariah 8:18] and the word of the lord of hosts came unto me, saying, All the things previously mentioned were practices that YHWH hated, indicating that those who engaged in them would incur his anger.