8:3 The Lord says, ‘I have returned to Zion and will live within Jerusalem. 1 Now Jerusalem will be called “truthful city,” “mountain of the Lord who rules over all,” “holy mountain.”’
8:4 Moreover, the Lord who rules over all says, ‘Old men and women will once more live in the plazas of Jerusalem, each one leaning on a cane because of advanced age.
8:5 And the streets of the city will be full of boys and girls playing. 2
1 map For location see Map5-B1; Map6-F3; Map7-E2; Map8-F2; Map10-B3; JP1-F4; JP2-F4; JP3-F4; JP4-F4.
2 sn The references to longevity and to children living and playing in peace are eschatological in tone. Elsewhere the millennial kingdom is characterized in a similar manner (cf. Isa 65:20; Jer 31:12-13).