Zechariah 4:5
New International Version
He answered, “Do you not know what these are?” “No, my lord,” I replied.

New Living Translation
“Don’t you know?” the angel asked. “No, my lord,” I replied.

English Standard Version
Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.”

Berean Study Bible
“Do you not know what they are?” replied the angel. “No, my lord,” I answered.

King James Bible
Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

New King James Version
Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”

New American Standard Bible
So the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”

NASB 1995
So the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”

NASB 1977
So the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”

Amplified Bible
Then the angel who was speaking with me answered me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”

Christian Standard Bible
“Don’t you know what they are? ” replied the angel who was speaking with me. I said, “No, my lord.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don’t you know what they are?” replied the angel who was speaking with me. I said, “No, my lord.”

American Standard Version
Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these are? And I said, No, my lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Angel who spoke with me answered and he said to me: “Do you not know what these are?” and I said: “I do not know, my Lord”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the angel that talked with me answered, and spoke to me, saying, Knowest thou not what these things are? And I said, No, my lord.

Contemporary English Version
Then he asked, "Don't you know?" "No sir," I replied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the angel that spoke in me answered, and said to me: Knowest thou not what these things are? And I said: No, my lord.

English Revised Version
Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

Good News Translation
"Don't you know?" he asked me. "No, I don't, sir," I replied.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the angel asked me, "Don't you know what they mean?" "No, sir," I answered.

International Standard Version
The angel who had been speaking with me answered by asking, "You don't know what these mean, do you?" So I responded, "No, sir."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the angel that spoke with me answered and said unto me: 'Knowest thou not what these are?' And I said: 'No, my lord.'

Literal Standard Version
And the messenger who is speaking with me answers and says to me, “Have you not known what these [are]?” And I say, “No, my lord.”

NET Bible
He replied, "Don't you know what these are?" So I responded, "No, sir."

New Heart English Bible
Then the angel who talked with me answered me, "Do you not know what these are?" I said, "No, my lord."

World English Bible
Then the angel who talked with me answered me, "Don't you know what these are?" I said, "No, my lord."

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger who is speaking with me answereth and saith unto me, 'Hast thou not known what these are?' And I say, 'No, my lord.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Vision of the Lampstand and Olive Trees
4“What are these, my lord?” I asked the angel who was speaking with me. 5“Do you not know what they are?” replied the angel. “No, my lord,” I answered. 6So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of Hosts.…

Cross References
Zechariah 1:9
"What are these, my lord?" I asked. And the angel who was speaking with me replied, "I will show you what they are."

Zechariah 4:1
Then the angel who was speaking with me returned and woke me, as a man is awakened from his sleep.

Zechariah 4:4
"What are these, my lord?" I asked the angel who was speaking with me.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Then the angel that talked with me answered and said to me, Know you not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

Knowest.

Zechariah 4:13
And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

Mark 4:13
And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

No.

Genesis 41:16
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

Psalm 139:6
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Daniel 2:30
But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.









Verse 5. - Knowest thou not? The angel speaks not so much in surprise at the prophet's slowness of comprehension (comp. John 3:10) as desirous of calling his most serious attention to the coming explanation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Do you not
הֲל֥וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

know
יָדַ֖עְתָּ (yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

what
מָה־ (māh-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

they are?”
הֵ֣מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

replied
וַ֠יַּעַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

the angel.
הַמַּלְאָ֞ךְ (ham·mal·’āḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

“No,
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

my lord,”
אֲדֹנִֽי׃ (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

I answered.
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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