Zechariah 1

A Call to Return to the  Lord

1In the eighth month, a  in the second year of Darius, the word of the  Lord came to the prophet b  Zechariah, the son of c  Berechiah, son of d  Iddo, saying, 2 e  “The  Lord was very angry with your fathers. 3Therefore say to them, Thus declares the  Lord of hosts: f  Return to me, says the  Lord of hosts, and g  I will return to you, says the  Lord of hosts. 4 h  Do not be like your fathers i  to whom the former prophets cried out, ‘Thus says the  Lord of hosts j  Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.’ But k  they did not hear or pay attention to me, declares the  Lord. 5Your fathers, where are they? And l  the prophets, do they live forever? 6 m  But my words and my statutes, which I commanded n  my servants the prophets, did they not o  overtake your fathers? So they repented and said p  ‘As the  Lord of hosts purposed to deal with us for q  our ways and r  deeds, so has he dealt with us.’”

A Vision of a Horseman

7On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the  Lord came to the prophet s  Zechariah, the son of t  Berechiah, son of u  Iddo, saying, 8“I saw in the night, and behold v  a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen, and behind him were w  red, sorrel, and white horses. 9Then I said, ‘What are these, my lord?’ x  The angel who talked with me said to me, ‘I will show you what they are.’ 10So y  the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered, z  These are they whom the  Lord has sent to aa  patrol the earth.’ 11And they answered ab  the angel of the  Lord who was standing among the myrtle trees, and said, ac  ‘We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth ad  remains at rest.’ 12Then ae  the angel of the  Lord said, af  ‘O  Lord of hosts, ag  how long will you ah  have no mercy on Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, against which you have been angry these ai  seventy years?’ 13And the  Lord answered aj  gracious and comforting words to ak  the angel who talked with me. 14So al  the angel who talked with me said to me, ‘Cry out, Thus says the  Lord of hosts: am  I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion. 15 an  And I am exceedingly angry with the nations that are ao  at ease; ap  for while I was angry but a little aq  they furthered the disaster. 16Therefore, thus says the  Lord ar  I have returned to Jerusalem with mercy; as  my house shall be built in it, declares the  Lord of hosts, and at  the measuring line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem. 17Cry out again, Thus says the  Lord of hosts: au  My cities shall again overflow with prosperity av  and the  Lord will again comfort Zion and again aw  choose Jerusalem.’”

A Vision of Horns and Craftsmen

Ch 2:1 in Hebrew
And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold ay  four horns!
19And I said to az  the angel who talked with me, “What are these?” And he said to me, ba  These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.” 20Then the  Lord showed me four craftsmen. 21And I said, “What are these coming to do?” He said, bb  These are the horns that scattered Judah, so that no one raised his head. And these have come bc  to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations bd  who lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter it.”

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