The Word to Zechariah1 In the eighth month, [2year 1of the second] unto Darius, came to pass the word of the lord to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 2 The lord was provoked to anger by your fathers -- [2anger 1a great]. 3 And you shall say to them, Thus says the lord of the forces, Turn to me, says the lord of the forces! and I shall be turned towards you, says the lord of the forces. 4 And do not become as your fathers! ones whom [3accused 4them 1the 2prophets], the ones beforehand saying, Thus says the lord of the forces, Turn from [3ways 1your 2wicked], and from [3practices 1your 2wicked]! And they did not listen, and did not take heed to listen to me, says the lord. 5 Your fathers, where are they and the prophets, Shall [2into 3the 4eon 1they live]? 6 Furthermore [2my words 3and 4my laws 1do you receive], as many as I give charge by my spirit to my servants the prophets, the ones overtaking your fathers? And they answered and said, As [4deployed 1the lord 2of the 3forces] to do to us according to our ways, and according to our practices, so he did to us.
Vision of the Four Horses7 On the fourth and twentieth day in the eleventh month, this is the month Shebat, in the second year unto Darius, came to pass the word of the lord to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 8 I saw the night, and behold, a man having mounted [2horse 1a reddish], and this one stood in the midst of the [2mountains 1shady]; and behind him [2horses 1reddish], and white, and spotted. 9 And I said, What are these, O lord? And [3said 4to 5me 1the 2angel], the one speaking to me, I will show to you what these are. 10 And [3answered 1the 2man], the one standing in the midst of the mountains, and he said to me, These are whom the lord sent out to travel about the earth. 11 And they answered to the angel of the lord standing in the midst the mountains, and they said, We have traveled about the earth, and behold, all the earth is inhabited and tranquil. 12 And [4answered 1the 2angel 3of the lord] and said, O lord of the forces, until when shall you in no way show mercy on Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, in which you were enraged over this seventieth year? 13 And the lord responded to the angel, the one speaking with me [2sayings 1with good], [2words 1and comforting]. 14 And [6said 7to 8me 1the 2angel 3speaking 4with 5me], Shout aloud! saying, Thus says the lord almighty; I am jealous for Jerusalem, and for Zion [2zeal 1with great]. 15 And [4anger 3with great 1I 2am provoked] by the nations, the ones joining in making an attack; because I indeed was provoked to anger a little, but they joined in making an attack for evils. 16 On account of this, thus says the lord, I will turn towards Jerusalem for compassion; and my house shall be rebuilt in it, says the lord of the forces, and a measure shall be stretched out upon Jerusalem. 17 Shout aloud again! saying, Thus says the lord of the of the forces; Yet shall [2be dispersed 1cities] for good things, and the lord shall show mercy still on Zion, and shall select still Jerusalem.
Vision of the Four Horns18 And I lifted my eyes, and I looked, and behold, four horns. 19 And I said to the angel, the one speaking with me, What are these, O lord? And he said to me, These are the horns, the ones scattering Judah, and Israel, and Jerusalem. 20 And [2showed 3to me 1the lord] four fabricators. 21 And I said, What are these come to do? And he said to me, saying, These are the horns, the ones having scattered Judah, and they broke Israel, and not one of them lifted his head. And these are come forth to sharpen them in their hands -- the four horns [2nations 1are] lifting up their horn against the land of the lord to scatter it.
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