Zechariah 4 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the angel who was talking with me returned and woke me up as if I had been asleep. 1 Then the angel who talked with me returned and wakened me, as a man is wakened from his sleep.
2 He asked me, "What do you see?" I said, "I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top. And there are seven lamps and also seven places for wicks. 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 There are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other 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 I asked the angel who talked with me, "Sir, what are these?" 4 I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"
5 The angel said, "Don't you know what they are?" "No, sir," I said. 5 He answered, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.
6 Then he told me, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'You will not succeed by your own strength or power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord All-Powerful. 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, big mountain? In front of Zerubbabel you will become flat land, and he will bring out the topmost stone, shouting, 'It's beautiful! It's beautiful!'" 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 Lord spoke his word to me again, saying, 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
9 "Zerubbabel has laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord All-Powerful 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 "The people should not think that small beginnings are unimportant. They will be happy when they see Zerubbabel with tools, building the Temple. "(These are the seven eyes of the Lord, which look back and forth across 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 Then I asked the angel, "What are the two olive trees on the right and left of the lampstand?" 11 Then I asked the angel, "What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?"
12 I also asked him, "What are the two olive branches beside the two gold pipes, from which the olive oil flows to the lamps?" 12 Again I asked him, "What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?"
13 He answered, "Don't you know what they are?" "No, sir," I said. 13 He replied, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I said.
14 So he said, "They are symbols of the two who have been appointed to serve 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."