But now be strong, O Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD. 'Be strong,8 O Joshua son of Jehozadak,9 the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,' declares the LORD, 'and work. For I am with10 you,' declares the LORD Almighty.
If a person carries consecrated meat26 in the fold of his garment, and that fold touches some bread or stew, some wine, oil or other food, does it become consecrated?27' " The priests answered, "No."
I will overturn51 royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms.52 I will overthrow chariots53 and their drivers; horses and their riders54 will fall, each by the sword of his brother.55
" 'On that day,56' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will take you, my servant57 Zerubbabel58 son of Shealtiel,' declares the LORD, 'and I will make you like my signet ring,59 for I have chosen you,' declares the LORD Almighty."