With the firstchariot were 1redhorses, with the secondchariot2blackhorses,
with the thirdchariot3whitehorses, and with the fourthchariotstrong4dappledhorses.
Then I spoke and said to the angel who was speaking with me, "5What are these, my lord?"
The angelreplied to me, "These are the 6fourspirits of heaven, goingforthafterstandingbefore the Lord of all the earth,
with one of which the blackhorses are goingforth to the 7northcountry; and the whiteonesgoforthafter them, while the dappledonesgoforth to the 8southcountry.
"When the strongoneswent out, they awere eager to go to b9patrol 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 e10appeased My wrath in the land of the north."
The 11word of the LORD also came to me, saying,
"12Take 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 13crown and set it on the head of 14Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the highpriest.
"Then say to him, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is f15Branch, for He will g16branch out from where He is; and He will 17build the temple of the LORD.