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Zechariah 4 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The messenger speaking with me returned and woke me like one who awakens someone who is asleep. 1 Then the angel who talked with me returned and wakened me, as a man is wakened from his sleep.
2 Then he said to me, "What do you see?" I said, "I see a lampstand made entirely of gold. It has a bowl on top. The bowl has seven lamps on top and seven metal pipes for those lamps. 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 It has two olive trees beside the lampstand, one to the right of its bowl and one to 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 responded to the messenger speaking with me, "What are these, sir?" 4 I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"
5 The messenger responded to me: "Don't you know what these are?" I said, "No, sir. I don't." 5 He answered, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.
6 He answered me: "This is the LORD's word to Zerubbabel: Neither by power, nor by strength, but by my spirit, says the LORD of heavenly forces." 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, great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain. He will present the capstone to shouts of great gratitude. 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 The LORD's word came to me: 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
9 The hands of Zerubbabel laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it so that you will know that the LORD of heavenly forces 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 Those who despise a time of little things will rejoice when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel's hand. These are the seven eyes of the LORD, surveying the entire 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 I responded to him, "What are these two olive trees on the right and left sides 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 Then I responded a second time, "What are these two olive branches that empty out golden oil through the two gold pipes?" 12 Again I asked him, "What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?"
13 He said to me, "Don't you know what these are?" I said, "No, sir." 13 He replied, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I said.
14 He said, "These are the two anointed ones standing beside 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."