Zechariah 4 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the angel that had been speaking with me returned and roused me, as if he were waking someone up from being asleep, 1 Then the angel who talked with me returned and wakened me, as a man is wakened from his sleep.
2 and asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I've been looking at a menorah; it's all of gold, with a bowl at its top, seven lamps on it, and seven tubes leading to the lamps at its top. 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 Next to it are two olive trees, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its 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 then asked the angel speaking with me, "What are these, my Lord?" The angel speaking with me said, 4 I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"
5 "Don't you know what these are?" I said, "No, my Lord." 5 He answered, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.
6 Then he answered me, "This is the word of ADONAI to Z'rubavel: 'Not by force, and not by power, but by my Spirit,' says ADONAI-Tzva'ot. 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 'What are you, you big mountain? Before Z'rubavel you will become a plain; and he will put the capstone in place, as everyone shouts, "It's beautiful! 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 This message from ADONAI came to me: 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
9 'The hands of Z'rubavel have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will also finish it.' Then you will know that ADONAI-Tzva'ot 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 even someone who doesn't think much of a day when such minor events take place will rejoice at seeing the plumbline in the hand of Z'rubavel. So these seven are the eyes of ADONAI that range about over 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 I replied by asking him, "What are those two olive trees on the right and left sides of the menorah?" 11 Then I asked the angel, "What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?"
12 Then I asked the question again: "What are those two olive branches discharging gold[-colored oil] through the two gold spouts?" 12 Again I asked him, "What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?"
13 He replied, "Don't you know what they are?" I answered, "No, my Lord." 13 He replied, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I said.
14 He said, "Those are the two who have been anointed with oil; they are standing with the Lord of all the land." 14 So he said, "These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth."