Zechariah 4:4
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New Living Translation
Then I asked the angel, "What are these, my lord? What do they mean?"

King James Bible
So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

Darby Bible Translation
And I answered and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

World English Bible
I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, "What are these, my lord?"

Young's Literal Translation
And I answer and speak unto the messenger who is speaking with me, saying, 'What are these, my lord?'

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"Not by Might, nor by Power"
Immediately after Zechariah's vision of Joshua and the Angel, the prophet received a message regarding the work of Zerubbabel. "The Angel that talked with me," Zechariah declares, "came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: and two olive trees by
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Conversion --Human Agency In
What part and responsibility pertain to the human will in this matter? Before we leave the subject of conversion, it is important that we consider and understand this question also. For on this point also grievous and dangerous views and practices prevail. Human nature tends to extremes. Here too, there is a tendency to go too far, either in the one direction or the other. There are those, on the one hand, who virtually and practically make this change of heart and of nature a human work. They
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

Gifts and Talents.
"And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him."--Judges iii. 10. We now consider the Holy Spirit's work in bestowing gifts, talents, and abilities upon artisans and professional men. Scripture declares that the special animation and qualification of persons for work assigned to them by God proceed from the Holy Spirit. The construction of the tabernacle required capable workmen, skilful carpenters, goldsmiths, and silversmiths, and masters in the arts of weaving and embroidering. Who will furnish Moses
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The French Reformation
The Protest of Spires and the Confession at Augsburg, which marked the triumph of the Reformation in Germany, were followed by years of conflict and darkness. Weakened by divisions among its supporters, and assailed by powerful foes, Protestantism seemed destined to be utterly destroyed. Thousands sealed their testimony with their blood. Civil war broke out; the Protestant cause was betrayed by one of its leading adherents; the noblest of the reformed princes fell into the hands of the emperor and
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Zechariah 1:9
I asked the angel who was talking with me, "My lord, what do these horses mean?" "I will show you," the angel replied.

Zechariah 4:5
"Don't you know?" the angel asked. "No, my lord," I replied.

Zechariah 4:13
"Don't you know?" he asked. "No, my lord," I replied.

Zechariah 6:4
"And what are these, my lord?" I asked the angel who was talking with me.

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