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Zechariah 4:1-9 (GOD'S WORD Translation)

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1 The angel who was speaking with me returned and woke me up as one might wake up someone who is sleeping. 2 He asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a solid gold lamp stand with a bowl on top and seven lamps on it. There are seven spouts for each lamp that is on top of it. 3 There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left." 4 I asked the angel who was speaking with me, "What do these things mean, sir?" 5 Then the angel asked me, "Don't you know what they mean?" "No, sir," I answered. 6 Then he replied, "This is the word the LORD spoke to Zerubbabel: You won't [succeed] by might or by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Armies. 7 What a high mountain you are! In front of Zerubbabel you will become a plain. He will bring out the topmost stone with shouts of 'Blessings, blessings on it!'" 8 Then the LORD spoke his word to me. He said, 9 "Zerubbabel's hands have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of Armies has sent me to you.
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