Zechariah 4 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the angel who was talking to me came again, awaking me as a man out of his sleep. 1 Then the angel who talked with me returned and wakened me, as a man is wakened from his sleep.
2 And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I see a light-support, made all of gold, with its cup on the top of it and seven lights on it; and there are seven pipes to every one of the lights which are on the top of it; 2 He asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lights on it, with seven channels to the lights.
3 And two olive-trees by it, one on the right side of the cup and one on the left. 3 Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left."
4 And I made answer and said to the angel who was talking to me, What are these, my lord? 4 I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"
5 Then the angel who was talking to me, answering me, said, Have you no knowledge of what these are? And I said, No, my lord. 5 He answered, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.
6 This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by force or by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of armies. 6 So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.
7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you will become level: and he will let all see the headstone, with cries of Grace, grace, to it. 7 "What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of 'God bless it! God bless it!' "
8 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
9 The hands of Zerubbabel have put the base of this house in place, and his hands will make it complete; and it will be clear to you that the Lord of armies has sent me to you. 9 "The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.
10 For who has had a poor opinion of the day of small things? for they will be glad when they see the weighted measuring-line in the hand of Zerubbabel. Then he said in answer to me, These seven lights are the eyes of the Lord which go quickly up and down through all the earth. 10 "Who despises the day of small things? Men will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. "(These seven are the eyes of the LORD, which range throughout the earth.)"
11 And I made answer and said to him, What are these two olive-trees on the right side of the light-support and on the left? 11 Then I asked the angel, "What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?"
12 And answering a second time, I said to him, What are these two olive branches, through whose gold pipes the oil is drained out? 12 Again I asked him, "What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?"
13 And he said in answer to me, Have you no knowledge what these are? And I said, No, my lord. 13 He replied, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I said.
14 And he said, These are the two sons of oil, whose place is by the Lord of all the earth. 14 So he said, "These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth."