The LORD's word came to me:
Take silver and golda from the exiles who came from Babylon, from Heldai, from Tobijah, and from Jedaiah. As for you, go that same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah.
Take silver and gold and make a crown.b Place it on the head of the High Priest Joshua, Jehozadok's son.
Say to him, "The LORD of heavenly forces proclaims: Here is a man. His name is Branch, and he will branch out from his place; he will build the LORD's temple.
He will build the LORD's temple. He will be majestic; he will sit and rule on his throne. There will be a priest on his throne, and the two of them will share a peaceable plan.
The crown will be a memorial in the LORD's temple for Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and for Hen, Zephaniah's son.
People from far away will come and build the LORD's temple so you might know that the LORD of heavenly forces has sent me to you. It will happen if you truly obey the voice of the LORD your God."