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The People's Adversity due to their Unfaithfulness. God's Promise among you that saw this house in its ( is this people, and so is this nation former glory? and how do ye see it before me, saith Jehovah ; and so is now? is it not in your eyes as noth- every work of their hands; and that ing? 4 Yet now be strong, which they offer there is unclean. Zerubbabel, saith Jehovah; and be 15 And now, I pray you, consider strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, from this day and backward, before the high priest ; and be strong, all a stone was laid upon a stone in the ye people of the land, saith Jehovah, temple of Jehovah. 16 4 Through and work: for I am with you, saith all that time, when one came to a Jehovah of hosts, 5 l according to heap of twenty measures, there were the word that covenanted with but ten; when one came to the you when ye came out of Egypt, winevat' to draw out fifty vessels, and my Spirit 2 abode among you : there were but twenty. 17 I smote fear ye not. 6 For thus saith Jeho- you with blasting and with mildew vah of hosts : Yet once, it is a little and with hail in all the work of while, and I will shake the heavens, your hands ;, yet ye turned not to and the earth, and the sea, and the me, saith Jehovah. 18 Consider, I dry, land; 7 and I will shake all pray, you, from this day and backnations; and 3 the precious things ward, from the four and twentieth of all nations shall come; and I will day of the ninth month, since the fill this house with glory, saith Je- day that the foundation of Jehohovah of hosts. 8°The silver is vah's temple was laid, consider it. mine, and the gold is mine, saith 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, Jehovah of hosts. 9 The latter the vine, and the fig-tree, and the glory of this house shall be greater pomegranate, and the olive-tree than the former, saith Jehovah of have not brought forth; from this hosts; and in this place will I give day will I bless you. peace, saith Jehovah of hosts.

20 And the word of Jehovah 10 In the four and twentieth day came the second time unto Haggai of the ninth month, in the second in the four and twentieth day of year of Darius, came the word of the month, saying, 21 Speak to Jehovah by Haggai the prophet, Zerubbabel, governor

of Judah, saying, 11 Thus saith Jehovah of saying, I will shake the heavens hosts : Ask now the priests con- and the earth ; 22 and I will overçerning the law, saying, 12 If one throw the throne of kingdoms; and bear holy flesh in the skirt of his I will destroy the strength of the garment, and with his skirt do touch kingdoms of the nations; and I will bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or overthrow the chariots, and those any food, shall' it become holy? that ride in them; and the horses And the priests answered and said, and their riders shall come down, No. 13 Then said Haggai, If one every one by the sword of his that is unclean by reason of a dead brother. 23 In that day, saith Jebody touch any of these, shall it be hovah of hosts, will I take thee, O unclean? And the priests answered Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of and said, It shall be unclean. 14 Shealtiel, saith Jehovah, and will Then answered Haggai and said, So make thee as a signet; for I have

chosen thee, saith Jehovah of hosts. 1 Or, Remember the word &c. 2 Or, abideth 3.Or, the things desired (Heb. desire) of all

4 Heb. since those days were. nations shall come

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Jehovah remonstrates with the People. Zechariah's Vision of Horses 1

In the eighth month, in the what are these? And the angel that

second year of Darius, came the talked with me said unto me, I word of Jehovah unto Zechariah will show thee what these are. the son of Berechiah, the son of 10 And the man that stood among Iddo, the prophet, saying, 2 Jeho- the myrtle-trees answered and said, vah was sore displeased with your These are they whom Jehovah hath fathers. 3 Therefore say thou unto sent to walk to and fro through the them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts : earth. 11 And they answered the Return unto me, saith Jehovah of angel of Jehovah that stood among hosts, and I will return unto you, the myrtle-trees, and said, We have saith Jehovah of hosts. 4 Be ye walked to and fro through the earth, not as your fathers, unto whom the and, behold, all the earth sitteth former prophets cried, saying, Thus still, and is at rest. saith Jehovah of hosts, Return ye 12 Then the angel of Jehovah now from your evil ways, and from answered and said, o Jehovah of your evil doings: but they did not hosts, how long wilt thou not have hear, nor hearken unto me, saith mercy on Jerusalem and on the Jehovah. 5 Your fathers, where cities of Judah, against which thou are they? and the prophets, do they hast had indignation these threelive for ever? 6 But my words and score and ten years? 13 And Jehomy statutes, which I commanded vah answered the angel that talked my servants the prophets, did they with me with good words, even not overtake your fathers?_and comfortable words. 14 So the anthey turned and said, Like as Jeho gel that talked with me said unto vah of hosts thought to do unto uş, me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith according to our ways, and accord- Jehovah of hosts: I am jealous for ing to our doings, so hath he dealt Jerusalem and for Zion with a great with us.

jealousy. 15 And I am very sore 7 Upon the four and twentieth displeased with the nations that are day of the eleventh month, which is at ease; for I was but a little disthe month Shebat, in the second pleased, and they 2 helped forward year of Darius, came the word of the affliction. 16 Therefore thus Jehovah unto Zechariah the son of saith Jehovah: I am returned to Berechiah, the son of Iddo, the Jerusalem with mercies ; my house prophet, saying, 8 I saw in the shall be built in it, saith Jehovah of night, and, behold, a man riding hosts, and a line shall be stretched upon a red horse, and he stood forth over Jerusalem. 17 Cry yet among the myrtle-trees that were again, saying, Thus saith Jehovah in the bottom; and behind him of hosts : My cities 3 shall yet overthere were horses, red, sorrel, and white. 9 Then said I, O my lord,

2 Or, helped for evil

3 Or, through prosperity shall yet be spread 1 Or, shady place

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Promise of Mercy to Zion. Joshua, the High Priest, typifies the Branch flow with prosperity; and Jehovah joice, O daughter of Zion; for, lo, I shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet come, and I will dwell in the midst choose Jerusalem.

of thee, saith Jehovah. 11 And * 18 And I lifted up mine eyes, many nations shall join themselves and saw, and, behold, four horns. to Jehovah in that day, and shall be 19 And I said unto the angel that my people; and I will dwell in the talked with me, What are these ? midst of thee, and thou shalt know And he answered me. These are the that Jehovah of hosts hath sent me horns which have scattered Judah, unto thee. 12 And Jehovah shall Israel, and Jerusalem. 20 And Je- inherit Judah as his portion in the hovah showed me four smiths. 21 holy land, and shall yet choose Jeru. Then said I, What come these to salem. 13 Be silent, all flesh, before do? And he spake, saying, These Jehovah; for he is waked up out of are the horns which scattered Ju- his holy habitation. hicho, sed that no man did lift up 3 hand he showed me Joshua the terrify them, to cast down the horns angel of Jehovah, and 3 Satan standof the nations, which lifted up their ing at his right hand to be his adverhorn against the land of Judah to sary. 2 And Jehovah said unto scatter it.

Satan, Jehovah rebuke thee, O +2 , ,

and saw, and, behold, a man chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is with a measuring line in his hand. not this a brand plucked out of the 2 Then said I, Whither goest thou? fire ? 3 Now Joshua was clothed And he said unto me, To measure with filthy garments, and was standJerusalem, to what is the ing before the angel. 4 And he anbreadth thereof, and what is the swered and spake unto those that length thereof. 3 And, behold, stood before him, saying, Take the the angel that talked with me went filthy garments from off him. And forth, and another angel went out to unto him he said, Behold, I have meet him, 4 and said unto him, caused thine iniquity to pass from Run, speak to this young man, say: thee, and I will clothe thee with ing, Jerusalem shall be inhabited rich' apparel. 5 And I said, Let as villages without walls, by reason them set a clean 4 mitre upon his of the multitude of men and cattle head. So they set a clean 4 mitre therein. 5 For I, saith Jehovah, upon his head, and clothed him will be unto her a wall of fire round with garments; and the angel of about, and I will be the glory in the Jehovah was standing by. midst of her.

6 And the angel of Jehovah pro6 Ho, ho, flee from the land of the tested_unto Joshua, saying, 7 Thus north, saith Jehovah; for I have saith Jehovah of hosts: If thou wilt spread you abroad as the four winds walk in my ways, and if thou of the heavens, saith Jehovah. 7 Ho wilt keep my charge, then thou also Zion, escape, thou that dwellest with shalt judge my house, and shalt also the daughter of Babylon. 8 For thus keep my courts, and I will give thee saith Jehovah of hosts : 2 After glory 5 a place of access among these that hath he sent me unto the nations stand by. 8 Hear now, o Joshua which plundered you; for he that the high priest, thou and thy fellows toucheth you toucheth the apple of that sit before thee; for they are

9 For, behold, I will shake men that are a 6 sign : for, behold, I my hand over them, and they shall will bring forth my servant the be a spoil to those that served them ; ? Branch. 9 For, behold, the stone and ye shall know that Jehovah of that I have set before Joshua ; upon hosts hath sent me. 10 Sing and re

3 That is, the Adversary. 4 Or, turhers * Ch.2. l in Heb.

+ Ch.2.5 in Heb. 6 Or, places to walk 1 Or, dwell 2 Or, After the glory, he hath &c. 1 Or, Shoot Or, Sprout

his eye.

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Vision of a Candlestick and Olive-tree; a Flying Roll; a Woman and an Ephah one stone are seven eyes : behold, I | the candlestick and upon the left will engrave the graving thereof, side thereof? 12 And I answered saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will the second time, and said unto him, remove the iniquity of that land in What are these two olive-branches, one day. 10 In that day, saith Je- 3 which are beside the two golden hovah of hosts, shall ye invite every spouts, that empty 4 the golden oil man his neighbor under the vine out of themselves? 13 And he anand under the fig-tree.

swered me and said, Knowest thou 4

And the angel that talked with not what these are? And I said,

me came again, and waked me, No, my lord. 14 Then said he, as a man that is wakened out of his These are the two anointed ones, sleep. 2 And he said unto me, that stand by the Lord of the whole What seest thou? And I said, I earth. have seen, and, behold, a candle

: 5 Then again I lifted upwaing the top of it, and its seven lamps flying roll. 2 And he said unto me, thereon ;. I there are seven pipes What seest thou? And I answered, to each of the lamps, which are upon I see a flying roll; the length the top thereof; 3' and two olive- thereof is twenty cubits, and the trees by it, one upon the right side breadth thereof ten cubits. 3 Then of the bowl, and the other upon the said he unto me, This is the curse left side thereof. 4. And I an- that goeth forth over the face of the swered and spake to the angel that whole land: for every

that talked with me, saying, What are stealeth shall be cut off on the one these, my lord? 5 Then the angel side according to it; and every one that talked with me answered and that sweareth shall be cut off 5 on said unto me, Knowest thou not the other side accordir to it. 4 I what these are? And I said, No, will cause it to go forth, saith Jehomy lord. 6 Then he answered and vah of hosts, and it shall enter into spake unto me, saying, This is the the house of the thief, and into the word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, house of him that sweareth falsely saying, Not by a might, nor by by my name; and it shall abide in power, but by my Spirit, saith Jeho- the midst of his house, and shall vah of hosts. 7 Who art thou, O consume it with the timber thereof great mountain? before Zerubbabel and the stones thereof. thou shalt become a plain; and he 5 Then the angel that talked with shall bring forth the top stone with me went forth, and said unto me, shoutings of Grace, grace, unto it. Lift up now thine eyes, and see 8 Moreover the word of Jehovah what is this that goeth forth. 6 And came unto me, saying, 9 The hands I said, What is it? And he said, of Zerubbabel' have laid the founda- This is the ephah that goeth forth. tion of this se ; his hands hall | He said moreover, This is their 6 apalso finish it; and thou shalt know pearance in all the land 7 (and, bethat Jehovah of hosts bath sent me hold, there was lifted up a 7 talent unto you. 10 For who hath de- of lead); and this is a woman sitting spised the day of small things? for in the midst of the ephah. 8 And these seven shall rejoice, and shall he said, This is Wickedness; and he see the plummet in the hand of cast her down into the midst of the Zerubbabel; these are the eyes of ephah; and he cast the weight of Jehovah, which to and fro lead upon the mouth thereof. 9 through the whole earth.

Then lifted I up mine eyes

, and 11 Then answered I, and said saw, and, behold, there came forth unto him, What are these two two women, and the wind was in olive-trees upon the right side of

3 Or, which by means of the two golden spouts 1 The Sept. and Vulg, have, and seven pipes empty.

4 Heb. the gold

5 Or, from hence Die lanıps 2 Or, an army

7 Or, round piece

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Vision of Chariots and Horses. Joshua typifies the Priest-king their wings; now they had wings set them upon the head of Joshua like the wings of a stork; and they the son of Jehozadak, the high lifted up the ephah between earth priest; 12 and speak unto him, sayand heaven. 10 Then said I to the ling, Thus speaketh Jehovah of angel that talked with me, Whither hosts, saying, Behold, the man do these bear the ephah? 11 And he whose name is the 9 Branch: and şaid unto me, To build her a house he shall 10 grow up out of his place; in the land of Shinar: and when it and he shall build the temple of is prepared, she shall be set there Jehovah; 13 even he shall build the 2 in her own place.

temple of Jehovah; and he shall 6 And again

lifted up mine bear the glory, and shall sit and eyes, and saw, and, behold, rule upon his throne; and 11 he shall there came four chariots out from be a priest upon his throne; and the between 3 two mountains; and the counsel of peace shall be between mountains were mountains of brass. them both. 14 And the 12 crowns shall 2 In the first chariot were red be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to horses; and in the second chariot Jedaiah, and 13 to Hen the son of black horses ; 3 and in the third char- Zephaniah, for a memorial in the iot white horses, and in the fourth temple of Jehovah. 15 And they chariot grizzled strong horses. 4 that are far off shall come and build Then I answered and said unto the in the temple of Jehovah; and ye angel that talked with me, What shall know that Jehovah of hosts are these, my lord ? 5 And the angel hath sent me unto you. And this answered and said unto me, These shall come to pass, if ye will diliare the four 4 winds of heaven, gently obey the voice of Jehovah which go forth from 5 standing be- / your God. fore the Lord of all the earth. 6


And it came to pass in the The chariot wherein are the black fourth year of king Darius, that horses goeth forth toward the north the word of Jehovah came unto country; and the white went forth Zechariah in the fourth day of the after them; and the grizzled went ninth month, even in Chislev. 2 forth toward the south country. 7 14 Now they of Beth-el had sent And the 6 strong went forth, and Sharezer and Regem-melech, and sought to go that they might walk their men, to entreat the favor of to and fro through the earth : and Jehovah, 3 and to speak unto the he said, Get you hence, walk to and priests of the house of Jehovah of fro through the earth. So they hosts, and to the prophets, saying, walked to and fro through the earth. Should I weep in the fifth month, 8 Then cried he to me, and spake separating myself, as I have done unto me, saying, Behold, they that these so many years? 4 Then came go toward the north country have the word of Jehovah of hosts unto quieted my spirit in the north me, saying, 5 Speak unto all the country.

people of the land, and to the 9 And the word of Jehovah came priests, saying, When ye fasted and unto me, saying, 10 Take of them mourned in the fifth and in the of the captivity, even of Heldai, of seventh month, even these seventy Tobijah, and of Jedaiah ; and come years, did ye at all fast unto me, thou the same day, and go into the even to me? 6. And when ye eat, house of Josiah the son of Zepha- and when ye drink, 15 do not ye eat niah, whither they are come from for yourselves, and drink for yourBabylon; 11 yea, take of them silver 8 Or, whose name is the Bud; and it (or, and gold, and make 7 crowns, and they) shall bud forth under him

Or, Shoot Or, Sprout
1 Or, established 2 Or, upon her own base 11 Or, there shall be
3 Or, the two

13 Or, for the kindness of the son &c.
4 Or, spirits

5 Or, presenting themselves 14 Or, Now they of Beth-el, eve"?
The Syriac and Aquila have, red.
7 Or, a crown, and set it

15 Or, are not ye they that eat &

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