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.