The word of the LORD came to me:
"Take [silver and gold] from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon.1 Go the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah.
Take the silver and gold and make a crown,2 and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua3 son of Jehozadak.412
Tell him this is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Here is the man whose name is the Branch,5 and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the LORD.613
It is he who will build the temple of the LORD, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne. And he will be a priest7 on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two.'
The crown will be given to Heldai,a Tobijah, Jedaiah and Henb son of Zephaniah as a memorial8 in the temple of the LORD.
Those who are far away will come and help to build the temple of the LORD,9 and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.10 This will happen if you diligently obey11 the LORD your God."