New Living Translation
I asked the angel who was talking with me, "My lord, what do these horses mean?" "I will show you," the angel replied.
King James Bible
Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.
Darby Bible Translation
And I said, My lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these are.
World English Bible
Then I asked, 'My lord, what are these?'" The angel who talked with me said to me, "I will show you what these are."
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'What are these, my lord?' And the messenger who is speaking with me saith unto me, 'I -- I do shew thee what these are.'
Zechariah 1:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:9 O my Lord - This was Christ, the Lord of hosts. What are these - What is the meaning of these appearances. The angel - Christ, the angel of the covenant.
CHAPTERS I-VIII Two months after Haggai had delivered his first address to the people in 520 B.C., and a little over a month after the building of the temple had begun (Hag. i. 15), Zechariah appeared with another message of encouragement. How much it was needed we see from the popular despondency reflected in Hag. ii. 3, Jerusalem is still disconsolate (Zech. i. 17), there has been fasting and mourning, vii. 5, the city is without walls, ii. 5, the population scanty, ii. 4, and most of the people …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
So I approached one of those standing beside the throne and asked him what it all meant. He explained it to me like this:
He explained to me, "Daniel, I have come here to give you insight and understanding.
And the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.
"What are these?" I asked the angel who was talking with me. He replied, "These horns represent the nations that scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem."
Then the angel who was with me went to meet a second angel who was coming toward him.
Then the angel who had been talking with me returned and woke me, as though I had been asleep.
Then I asked the angel, "What are these, my lord? What do they mean?"
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