Zechariah 2:12
New International Version
The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
The land of Judah will be the LORD’s special possession in the holy land, and he will once again choose Jerusalem to be his own city.

English Standard Version
And the LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.”

Berean Standard Bible
And the LORD will take possession of Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and He will once again choose Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

New King James Version
And the LORD will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
And the LORD will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

NASB 1995
“The LORD will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

NASB 1977
“And the LORD will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

Amplified Bible
The LORD will take possession of Judah as His portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will take possession of Judah as his portion in the Holy Land, and he will once again choose Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will take possession of Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and He will once again choose Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah shall inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH shall inherit Yehuda his portion on the land of his holiness, and he shall be pleased again in Jerusalem

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord shall inherit Juda his portion in the holy land, and he will yet choose Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
Then Judah will be his part of the holy land, and Jerusalem will again be his chosen city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord shall possess Juda his portion in the sanctified land: and he shall yet choose Jerusalem.

Good News Translation
Once again Judah will be the special possession of the LORD in his sacred land, and Jerusalem will be the city he loves most of all.

International Standard Version
The LORD will take possession of Judah as his own property in the Holy Land—and he will choose Jerusalem again.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD shall inherit Judah as His portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH has inherited Judah, His portion on the holy ground, And He has fixed again on Jerusalem.

New American Bible
The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion of the holy land, and the LORD will again choose Jerusalem.

NET Bible
The LORD will take possession of Judah as his portion in the holy land and he will choose Jerusalem once again.

New Revised Standard Version
The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

World English Bible
Yahweh will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah hath inherited Judah, His portion on the holy ground, And He hath fixed again on Jerusalem.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Redemption of Zion
11“On that day many nations will join themselves to the LORD, and they will become My people. I will dwell among you, and you will know that the LORD of Hosts has sent Me to you. 12And the LORD will take possession of Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and He will once again choose Jerusalem. 13Be silent before the LORD, all people, for He has roused Himself from His holy dwelling.”…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:9
But the LORD's portion is His people, Jacob His allotted inheritance.

2 Chronicles 6:6
But now I have chosen Jerusalem for My Name to be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel.'

Psalm 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His inheritance!

Psalm 132:13
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His home:

Psalm 132:14
"This is My resting place forever and ever; here I will dwell, for I have desired this home.

Isaiah 14:1
For the LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again He will choose Israel and settle them in their own land. The foreigner will join them and unite with the house of Jacob.

Jeremiah 10:16
The Portion of Jacob is not like these, for He is the Maker of all things, and Israel is the tribe of His inheritance--the LORD of Hosts is His name.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

inherit.

Exodus 19:5,6
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: …

Deuteronomy 32:9
For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Psalm 82:8
Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

and shall.

Zechariah 1:17
Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

Isaiah 41:9
Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.











Verse 12 - Shall inherit Judah. The Lord, though it is true that many other nations shall be converted, shall take Judah (i.e. the whole Jewish nation) as his portion, in accordance with Deuteronomy 32:9. In the holy land. This expression is not found elsewhere applied to Judaea, nor is it to be confined to that nation here. Every land is holy where the Lord dwells. The conversion of the heathen should emanate from Judaea (Luke 24:47), and spread through all the world, and thus the earth should be holy ground. Shall choose Jerusalem again; Revised Version, "shall yet choose Jerusalem" (comp. Zechariah 1:17). This points to Christ as King of the spiritual Zion.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will take possession
וְנָחַ֨ל (wə·nā·ḥal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5157: To inherit, to occupy, to bequeath, distribute, instate

of Judah
יְהוּדָה֙ (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

as His portion
חֶלְק֔וֹ (ḥel·qōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2506: Portion, tract, territory

in
עַ֖ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the Holy
הַקֹּ֑דֶשׁ (haq·qō·ḏeš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

Land,
אַדְמַ֣ת (’aḏ·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 127: Ground, land

and He will once again
ע֖וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

choose
וּבָחַ֥ר (ū·ḇā·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select

Jerusalem.
בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם׃ (bî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel


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