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Zechariah 4 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 The angel who was speaking with me returned and woke me up as one might wake up someone who is sleeping. 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 answered, "I see a solid gold lamp stand with a bowl on top and seven lamps on it. There are seven spouts for each lamp that is on 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 There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right 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 asked the angel who was speaking with me, "What do these things mean, sir?" 4 I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"
5 Then the angel asked me, "Don't you know what they mean?" "No, sir," I answered. 5 He answered, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.
6 Then he replied, "This is the word the LORD spoke to Zerubbabel: You won't [succeed] by might 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 What a high mountain you are! In front of Zerubbabel you will become a plain. He will bring out the topmost stone with shouts of 'Blessings, blessings on 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 LORD spoke his word to me. He said, 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
9 "Zerubbabel's hands have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know 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 Who despised the day when little things began to happen? They will be delighted when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel's hand. (These seven eyes of the LORD roam 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 asked the angel, "What do these two olive trees at the right and the left of the lamp stand mean?" 11 Then I asked the angel, "What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?"
12 Again I asked him, "What is the meaning of the two branches from the olive trees next to the two golden pipes that are pouring out gold?" 12 Again I asked him, "What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?"
13 He asked me, "Don't you know what these things mean?" "No, sir," I answered. 13 He replied, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I said.
14 So he said, "These are the two anointed ones who are standing beside the Lord of the whole earth." 14 So he said, "These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth."