A Vision of Four Chariots1Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of abronze. 2The first chariot had bred horses, the second cblack horses, 3the third dwhite horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong. ▼
▼Or and the fourth chariot strong dappled horses4Then I answered and said to fthe angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” 5And the angel answered and said to me, g“These are going out to the four winds of heaven, after hpresenting themselves before ithe Lord of all the earth. 6The chariot with the black horses goes toward jthe north country, the white ones go after them, and the dappled ones go toward kthe south country.” 7When the strong horses came out, they were impatient to go and lpatrol the earth. And he said, “Go, mpatrol the earth.” nSo they patrolled the earth. 8Then he cried to me, “Behold, those who go toward othe north country have set my Spirit at rest in pthe north country.”
The Crown and the Temple9And the word of the Lord came to me: 10“Take from the exiles qHeldai, Tobijah, and rJedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon, and go the same day to the house of Josiah, the son of sZephaniah. 11Take from them silver and gold, and make a crown, tand set it on the head of uJoshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12And say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Behold, the man whose name is vthe Branch: for he shall branch out from his place, and whe shall build the temple of the Lord. 13 xIt is he who shall build the temple of the Lord yand shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on his throne. And there shall be a zpriest on his throne, aaand the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”’ 14And the crown shall be in the temple of the Lord as aba reminder to acHelem, ▼
▼An alternate spelling of Heldai (verse 10)aeTobijah, afJedaiah, and Hen agthe son of Zephaniah.
15 ah“And those who are far off shall come and aihelp to build the temple of the Lord. ajAnd you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. akAnd this shall come to pass, if you will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.”
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