Zechariah 4

A Vision of a Golden Lampstand

1And a  the angel who talked with me came again b  and woke me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep. 2And he said to me, “What do you see?” I said, “I see, and behold, c  a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and d  seven lamps on it, with seven lips on each of the lamps that are on the top of it. 3And there are e  two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.” 4And I said to f  the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” 5Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, g  “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” 6Then he said to me, “This is the word of the  Lord to h  Zerubbabel: i  Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the  Lord of hosts. 7Who are you j  O great mountain? Before k  Zerubbabel l  you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward m  the top stone amid shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’”

8Then the word of the  Lord came to me, saying, 9 n  “The hands of o  Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also p  complete it. q  Then you will know that the  Lord of hosts has sent me to you. 10 r  For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see s  the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.

t  These seven u  are the eyes of the  Lord v  which range through the whole earth.”
11Then I said to him, “What are these w  two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?” 12And a second time I answered and said to him, “What are these x  two branches of the olive trees, which are beside the two golden pipes from which the golden oil
Hebrew lacks  oil
is poured out?”
13He said to me, z  “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” 14Then he said, aa  These are the two anointed ones
Hebrew  two sons of new oil
who stand by ac  the Lord of the whole earth.”

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