Zechariah 4:12
New International Version
Again I asked him, "What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?"

New Living Translation
and what are the two olive branches that pour out golden oil through two gold tubes?”

English Standard Version
And a second time I answered and said to him, “What are these two branches of the olive trees, which are beside the two golden pipes from which the golden oil is poured out?”

Berean Study Bible
And I questioned him further, “What are the two olive branches beside the two gold pipes from which the golden oil pours?”

New American Standard Bible
And I answered the second time and said to him, "What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?"

New King James Version
And I further answered and said to him, “What are these two olive branches that drip into the receptacles of the two gold pipes from which the golden oil drains?”

King James Bible
And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

Christian Standard Bible
And I questioned him further, "What are the two streams of the olive trees, from which the golden oil is pouring through the two golden conduits?"

Contemporary English Version
And what is the meaning of the two branches from which golden olive oil flows through the two gold pipes?"

Good News Translation
And what is the meaning of the two olive branches beside the two gold pipes from which the olive oil pours?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I questioned him further, "What are the two olive branches beside the two gold conduits, from which golden oil pours out?"

International Standard Version
I also asked him a second question: "What are these two olive branches on either side of the two golden feeder channels that carry the golden oil to the seven lights?"

NET Bible
Before he could reply I asked again, "What are these two extensions of the olive trees, which are emptying out the golden oil through the two golden pipes?"

New Heart English Bible
I asked him the second time, "What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that pour the golden oil out of themselves?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Again I asked him, "What is the meaning of the two branches from the olive trees next to the two golden pipes that are pouring out gold?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I answered the second time, and said unto him: 'What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?'

New American Standard 1977
And I answered the second time and said to him, “What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I spoke the second time and said unto him, What are these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

King James 2000 Bible
And I answered again, and said unto him, What are these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes pour out the golden oil?

American King James Version
And I answered again, and said to him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

American Standard Version
And I answered the second time, and said unto him, What are these two olive-branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I asked the second time, and said to him, What are the two branches of the olive-trees that are by the side of the two golden pipes that pour into and communicate with the golden oil funnels?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I answered again, and said to him: What are the two olive branches, that are by the two golden beaks, in which are the funnels of gold?

Darby Bible Translation
And I answered the second time and said unto him, What are the two olive-branches which are beside the two golden tubes that empty the gold out of themselves?

English Revised Version
And I answered the second time, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?

Webster's Bible Translation
And I answered again, and said to him, What are these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

World English Bible
I asked him the second time, "What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that pour the golden oil out of themselves?"

Young's Literal Translation
And I answer a second time, and say unto him, 'What are the two branches of the olive trees that, by means of the two golden pipes, are emptying out of themselves the oil?'
Study Bible
The Vision of the Lampstand and Olive Trees
11Then I asked the angel, “What are the two olive trees on the right and left of the lampstand?” 12And I questioned him further, “What are the two olive branches beside the two gold pipes from which the golden oil pours?” 13“Do you not know what these are?” he inquired. “No, my lord,” I replied.…
Cross References
Zechariah 4:11
Then I asked the angel, "What are the two olive trees on the right and left of the lampstand?"

Zechariah 4:13
"Do you not know what these are?" he inquired. "No, my lord," I replied.

Treasury of Scripture

And I answered again, and said to him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

What be.

Matthew 20:23
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

Revelation 11:4
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

through.

Haggai 1:1
In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,

Heb.







Lexicon
And I questioned
וָאַ֣עַן (wā·’a·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

him further,
שֵׁנִ֔ית (šê·nîṯ)
Number - ordinal feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8145: Second (an ordinal number)

“What
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

are the two
שְׁתֵּ֞י (šə·tê)
Number - fdc
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

olive
הַזֵּיתִ֗ים (haz·zê·ṯîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2132: An olive, the tree, the branch, the berry

branches
שִׁבֲּלֵ֣י (šib·bă·lê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7641: A stream, an ear of grain, a branch

beside
בְּיַ֗ד (bə·yaḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

the two
שְׁנֵי֙ (šə·nê)
Number - mdc
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

gold
הַזָּהָ֔ב (haz·zā·hāḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

pipes
צַנְתְּר֣וֹת (ṣan·tə·rō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6804: A tube

from which
מֵעֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (mê·‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition-m | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the golden [oil]
הַזָּהָֽב׃ (haz·zā·hāḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

pours?”
הַֽמְרִיקִ֥ים (ham·rî·qîm)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7324: Arm, cast out, draw out, make empty, pour forth out
Verse 12. - The prophet perceives the chief point in the mystic olive trees, so he alters his question the second time, asking, What be these two olive branches? (shibbolim); Vulgate, spicae, "ears," as of corn, so called, as Kimchi supposes, because they were full of berries, as the ears are full of grains of corn. Which through the two golden pipes, etc.; rather, which by means of two golden tubes are emptying the golden oil out of themselves. The oil dropped of itself from the fruit-bearing branches into two tubes, spouts, or channels, which conveyed it to the central reservoir. The Revised Version renders, "which are beside the two golden spouts;" like the Vulgate, quae sunt juxta duo rostra aurea. The LXX. has, οἱ κλάδοι οἱ ἐν ταῖς χεροὶ τῶν δύο μυξωτήρων ("beaks," "noses") τῶν χρυσῶν - where "in the hands" or "by the hands" may be a Hebraism for "by means of." The golden oil; Hebrew, the gold. The oil is so called from its colour. The Greek and Latin versions lose this idea altogether, In quibus sunt suffusoria ex auro (Vulgate); "leading to the golden vessels" (Septuagint). 4:11-14 Zechariah desires to know what are the two olive trees. Zerubbabel and Joshua, this prince and this priest, were endued with the gifts and graces of God's Spirit. They lived at the same time, and both were instruments in the work and service of God. Christ's offices of King and Priest were shadowed forth by them. From the union of these two offices in his person, both God and man, the fullness of grace is received and imparted. They built the temple, the church of God. So does Christ spiritually. Christ is not only the Messiah, the Anointed One himself, but he is the Good Olive to his church; and from his fulness we receive. And the Holy Spirit is the unction or anointing which we have received. From Christ the Olive Tree, by the Spirit the Olive Branch, all the golden oil of grace flows to believers, which keeps their lamps burning. Let us seek, through the intercession and bounty of the Saviour, supplies from that fulness which has hitherto sufficed for all his saints, according to their trials and employments. Let us wait on him in his ordinances, desiring to be sanctified wholly in body, soul, and spirit.
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