Then I received another message from the LORD:
"Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah will bring gifts of silver and gold from the Jews exiled in Babylon. As soon as they arrive, meet them at the home of Josiah son of Zephaniah.
Accept their gifts and make a crown a from the silver and gold. Then put the crown on the head of Jeshua b son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
Tell him that the LORD Almighty says: Here is the man called the Branch. He will branch out where he is and build the Temple of the LORD.
He will build the LORD's Temple, and he will receive royal honor and will rule as king from his throne. He will also serve as priest from his throne, c and there will be perfect harmony between the two.
"The crown will be a memorial in the Temple of the LORD to honor those who gave it -- Heldai, d Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Josiah e son of Zephaniah."
Many will come from distant lands to rebuild the Temple of the LORD. And when this happens, you will know my messages have been from the LORD Almighty. All this will happen if you carefully obey the commands of the LORD your God.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)