Zechariah 7–8: Present and Future Jerusalem

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 191

Zechariah 7 records that the Lord condemned the people of Jerusalem in Zechariah’s day for pretending to be righteous by fasting and doing other outward ordinances without being kind, fair, or charitable to others. Zechariah 8 contains Zechariah’s prophecy concerning the future of Jerusalem. He said that when the people repent and are gathered in righteousness to this holy city, the Lord would be with them and bless them beyond the ways He had in the past.