Now I lifted up my eyesagain and looked, and behold, 1fourchariots were comingforth from between the twomountains ; and the mountains were bronzemountains.
With the firstchariot were 2redhorses, with the secondchariot3blackhorses,
with the thirdchariot4whitehorses, and with the fourthchariotstrong5dappledhorses.
Then I spoke and said to the angel who was speaking with me, "6What are these, my lord ?"
The angelreplied to me, "These are the 7fourspirits of heaven, goingforthafterstandingbefore the Lord of all the earth,
with one of which the blackhorses are goingforth to the 8northcountry ; and the whiteonesgoforthafter them, while the dappledonesgoforth to the 9southcountry.
"When the strongoneswent out, they awere eager to go to b10patrol the earth." And He said, "Go, cpatrol the earth." So they dpatrolled the earth.
Then He cried out to me and spoke to me saying, "See, those who are going to the land of the north have e11appeased My wrath in the land of the north."
The 12word of the LORD also came to me, saying,
"13Take an offering from the exiles, from Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah ; and you go the sameday and enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have arrived from Babylon.
11"Takesilver and gold, make an ornate 14crown and set it on the head of 15Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the highpriest.
"Then say to him, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is f16Branch, for He will g17branch out from where He is; and He will 18build the temple of the LORD.
"Yes, it is He who will build the temple of the LORD, and He who will 19bear the honor and sit and 20rule on His throne. Thus, He will be a 21priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the twohoffices."'
"Now the 22crown will become a reminder in the temple of the LORD to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah and iHen the son of Zephaniah.
"23Those who are far off will come and jbuild the temple of the LORD." Then you will 24know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. And it will takeplaceif you completely25obey the LORD your God.