Zechariah 6
Christian Standard BibleNew Living Translation
1Then I looked up again and saw four chariots coming from between two mountains. The mountains were made of bronze.1Then I looked up again and saw four chariots coming from between two bronze mountains.
2The first chariot had chestnut horses, the second chariot black horses,2The first chariot was pulled by red horses, the second by black horses,
3the third chariot white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses--all strong horses.3the third by white horses, and the fourth by powerful dappled-gray horses.
4So I inquired of the angel who was speaking with me, "What are these, my lord?"4“And what are these, my lord?” I asked the angel who was talking with me.
5The angel told me, "These are the four spirits of heaven going out after presenting themselves to the Lord of the whole earth.5The angel replied, “These are the four spirits of heaven who stand before the Lord of all the earth. They are going out to do his work.
6The one with the black horses is going to the land of the north, the white horses are going after them, but the dappled horses are going to the land of the south."6The chariot with black horses is going north, the chariot with white horses is going west, and the chariot with dappled-gray horses is going south.”
7As the strong horses went out, they wanted to go patrol the earth, and the LORD said, "Go, patrol the earth." So they patrolled the earth.7The powerful horses were eager to set out to patrol the earth. And the LORD said, “Go and patrol the earth!” So they left at once on their patrol.
8Then he summoned me saying, "See, those going to the land of the north have pacified my Spirit in the northern land."8Then the LORD summoned me and said, “Look, those who went north have vented the anger of my Spirit there in the land of the north.” The Crowning of Jeshua
9The word of the LORD came to me:9Then I received another message from the LORD:
10"Take an offering from the exiles, from Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon, and go that same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah.10“Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah will bring gifts of silver and gold from the Jews exiled in Babylon. As soon as they arrive, meet them at the home of Josiah son of Zephaniah.
11Take silver and gold, make a crown, and place it on the head of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest.11Accept their gifts, and make a crown from the silver and gold. Then put the crown on the head of Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
12You are to tell him: This is what the LORD of Armies says: Here is a man whose name is Branch; he will branch out from his place and build the LORD's temple.12Tell him, ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Here is the man called the Branch. He will branch out from where he is and build the Temple of the LORD.
13Yes, he will build the LORD's temple; he will be clothed in splendor and will sit on his throne and rule. There will also be a priest on his throne, and there will be peaceful counsel between the two of them.13Yes, he will build the Temple of the LORD. Then he will receive royal honor and will rule as king from his throne. He will also serve as priest from his throne, and there will be perfect harmony between his two roles.’
14The crown will reside in the LORD's temple as a memorial to Heldai, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen son of Zephaniah.14“The crown will be a memorial in the Temple of the LORD to honor those who gave it—Heldai, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Josiah son of Zephaniah.”
15People who are far off will come and build the LORD's temple, and you will know that the LORD of Armies has sent me to you. This will happen when you fully obey the LORD your God."15People will come from distant lands to rebuild the Temple of the LORD. And when this happens, you will know that my messages have been from the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. All this will happen if you carefully obey what the LORD your God says.
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