Zechariah 4

The Golden Lampstand and Olive Trees

1Then a  the angel who was speaking with me returned and b  roused me, as a man who is awakened from his sleep. 2He said to me, c  What do you see?” And I said, “I see, and behold, a d  lampstand all of gold with its bowl on the top of it, and its e  seven lamps on it with seven spouts belonging to each of the lamps which are on the top of it; 3also f  two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side.” 4Then I said to the angel who was speaking with me saying, “What are these g  my lord?” 5So h  the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, i  Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” 6Then he
Lit said to me, saying
said to me, “This is the word of the  Lord to k  Zerubbabel saying, ‘ l  Not by might nor by power, but by My m  Spirit,’ says the  Lord of hosts.
7What are you, O great n  mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with o  shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”

8Also the word of the  Lord came to me, saying, 9The hands of Zerubbabel have p  laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will q  finish it. Then you will know that the  Lord of hosts has sent me to
Lit you (plural)
you.
10For who has despised the day of s  small things?
Or But they will rejoice when they see...Zerubbabel. These seven are the eyes of the  Lord
But these u  seven will be glad when they see the
Lit plummet stone
,
w  plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabelthese are the x  eyes of the  Lord which y  range to and fro throughout the earth.”

11Then I said to him, “What are these z  two olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left?” 12And I answered the second time and said to him, “What are the two olive
Or clusters
branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?”
13So he answered me, saying ab  Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No ac  my lord.” 14Then he said, “These are the two
Lit sons of fresh oil
,
ae  anointed ones who are af  standing by the ag  Lord of the whole earth.”
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