The 1word of the LORD also came to me, saying,
"2Take an offering from the exiles, from Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah; and you go the sameday and enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have arrived from Babylon.
11"Takesilver and gold, make an ornate 3crown and set it on the head of 4Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the highpriest.
"Then say to him, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is a5Branch, for He will b6branch out from where He is; and He will 7build the temple of the LORD.
"Yes, it is He who will build the temple of the LORD, and He who will 8bear the honor and sit and 9rule on His throne. Thus, He will be a 10priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the twocoffices."'
"Now the 11crown will become a reminder in the temple of the LORD to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah and dHen the son of Zephaniah.
"12Those who are far off will come and ebuild the temple of the LORD." Then you will 13know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. And it will takeplaceif you completely14obey the LORD your God.