SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:18 Â¶ Y vino palabra del SEÑOR de los ejércitos a mí, diciendo:
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 18. And the word of the Lord of hosts came unto me, saying .] The word of prophecy, as the Targum paraphrases it: here begins a new prophecy, respecting the abrogation of Jewish fasts, and the calling of the Gentiles.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 18-23 - When God comes towards us in ways of mercy, we must meet him with jo and thankfulness. Therefore be faithful and honest in all you dealings; and let it be a pleasure to you to be so, though thereby yo come short of the gains others get dishonestly; and, as much as in yo lies, live peaceably with all men. Let the truths of God rule in you heads, and let the peace of God rule in your hearts. Thus the ancien servants of God drew the notice of heathen neighbours, whose prejudice were softened. A great increase to the church shall be made. Hithert the Jews had been prone to learn the idolatries of other nations: what more unlikely than that they should teach religion to their conquerors and to all the principal nations of the earth! Yet this is expressl foretold, and it came to pass. Hitherto the prophecy has bee wonderfully fulfilled, and no doubt future events will explain it further. It is good to be with those who have God with them; if we tak God for our God, we must take his people for our people, and be willin to take our lot with them. But let not any one think that mere zeal either for Jews or Gentiles, will stand in the place of persona religion. Let us be living epistles of Christ, known and read of all men, so that others may wish to go with us, and to have their portio with us in the realms of bliss __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויהי 1961 דבר 1697 יהוה 3068 צבאות 6635 אלי 413 לאמר׃ 559