Zechariah 4

A Vision of a Golden Lampstand

And a the angel who talked with me came again b and woke me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep. And 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. And there are e two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.” And I said to f the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, g “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” Then 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. Who 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!’”

Then the word of the  Lord came to me, saying, 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.”
11 Then I said to him, “What are these w two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?” 12 And 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?”
13 He said to me, z “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” 14 Then 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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