5 The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there."

Other Translations of Zechariah 8:5

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

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

The Message

5 And boys and girls will fill the public parks, laughing and playing - a good city to grow up in."

New King James Version

5 The streets of the city Shall be full of boys and girls Playing in its streets.'

New Living Translation

5 And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Zechariah 8:5

Commentary on Zechariah 8:1-8

(Read Zechariah 8:1-8)

The sins of Zion were her worst enemies. God will take away her sins, and then no other enemies shall hurt her. Those who profess religion must adorn their profession by godliness and honesty. When become a city of truth and a mountain of holiness, Jerusalem is peaceable and prosperous. Verses 4,5, beautifully describe a state of great outward peace, attended with plenty, temperance, and contentment. The scattered Israelites shall be brought together from all parts. God will never leave nor forsake them in a way of mercy, for this he has promised them; and they shall never leave nor forsake him in a way of duty, as they have promised him. These promises were partly fulfilled in the Jewish church, betwixt the captivity and the time of Christ's coming; and they had fuller accomplishment in the gospel church; but the full import must be as to the future times of the Christian church, or the future restoration of the Jews. With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible; so far are God's thoughts and ways above ours. In the present low state of vital godliness, we can hardly conceive that so complete a change can be made; but a change thus extensive and glorious, can be brought to pass by the almighty power of the new-creating Spirit, in less time than he was pleased to employ in creating the world. Let the hands of all who labour in the cause of the gospel be strong, serving the Lord in true holiness, assured that their labour shall not be in vain.