And the word of the LORD came to me:
"Take from the exiles 1Heldai, Tobijah, and 2Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon, and go the same day to the house of Josiah, the son of 3Zephaniah.
Take from them silver and gold, and make a crown, 4and set it on the head of 5Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
And say to him, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, the man whose name is 6the Branch: for he shall branch out from his place, and 7he shall build the temple of the LORD.
8It is he who shall build the temple of the LORD 9and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on his throne. And there shall be a 10priest on his throne, 11and the counsel of peace shall be between them both."'
And the crown shall be in the temple of the LORD as 12a reminder to 13Helem,14Tobijah, 15Jedaiah, and Hen 16the son of Zephaniah.
17"And those who are far off shall come and 18help to build the temple of the LORD. 19And you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. 20And this shall come to pass, if you will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God."