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Zechariah 8:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, the broadways of the city, shall be full of boys and girls,—playing in the broadways thereof.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And broad places of the city are full of boys and girls, Playing in its broad places.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls, playing in the streets thereof.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the streets of the citie shall be full of boyes and girles playing in the streets thereof.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the broad places of the city shall be filled with boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the streets 7339
{7339} Prime
רְחֹב
r@chob
{rekh-obe'}
From H7337; a width, that is, (concretely) avenue or area.
of the city 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
shall be full 4390
{4390} Prime
מָלֵא
male'
{maw-lay'}
A primitive root, to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
of boys 3206
{3206} Prime
יֶלֶד
yeled
{yeh'-led}
From H3205; something born, that is, a lad or offspring.
and girls 3207
{3207} Prime
יַלְדָּה
yaldah
{yal-daw'}
Feminine of H3206; a lass.
playing 7832
{7832} Prime
שָׂחַק
sachaq
{saw-khak'}
A primitive root; to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication to play.
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
in the streets 7339
{7339} Prime
רְחֹב
r@chob
{rekh-obe'}
From H7337; a width, that is, (concretely) avenue or area.
thereof.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zechariah 8:5

_ _ boys and girls playing — implying security and a numerous progeny, accounted a leading blessing among the Jews. Contrast Jeremiah 6:11; Jeremiah 9:21.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zechariah 8:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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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:
Psalms 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. ... Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
Psalms 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: ... Happy [is that] people, that is in such a case: [yea], happy [is that] people, whose God [is] the LORD.
Jeremiah 30:19-20 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. ... Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
Jeremiah 31:27 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
Lamentations 2:19 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.
Matthew 11:16-17 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, ... And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
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Ps 128:3; 144:12. Jr 30:19; 31:27; 33:11. Lm 2:19. Zc 2:4. Mt 11:16.

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