Zechariah 6 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold, four chariots were coming forth from between the two mountains ; and the mountains were bronze mountains. 1 I looked up again--and there before me were four chariots coming out from between two mountains--mountains of bronze!
2 With the first chariot were red horses, with the second chariot black horses, 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black,
3 with the third chariot white horses, and with the fourth chariot strong dappled horses. 3 the third white, and the fourth dappled--all of them powerful.
4 Then I spoke and said to the angel who was speaking with me, "What are these, my lord ?" 4 I asked the angel who was speaking to me, "What are these, my lord?"
5 The angel replied to me, "These are the four spirits of heaven, going forth after standing before the Lord of all the earth, 5 The angel answered me, "These are the four spirits of heaven, going out from standing in the presence of the Lord of the whole world.
6 with one of which the black horses are going forth to the north country ; and the white ones go forth after them, while the dappled ones go forth to the south country. 6 The one with the black horses is going toward the north country, the one with the white horses toward the west, and the one with the dappled horses toward the south."
7 "When the strong ones went out, they were eager to go to patrol the earth." And He said, "Go, patrol the earth." So they patrolled the earth. 7 When the powerful horses went out, they were straining to go throughout the earth. And he said, "Go throughout the earth!" So they went throughout the earth.
8 Then He cried out to me and spoke to me saying, "See, those who are going to the land of the north have appeased My wrath in the land of the north." 8 Then he called to me, "Look, those going toward the north country have given my Spirit rest in the land of the north."
9 The word of the LORD also came to me, saying, 9 The word of the LORD came to me:
10 "Take an offering from the exiles, from Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah ; and you go the same day and enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have arrived from Babylon. 10 "Take [silver and gold] from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon. Go the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah.
11 "Take silver and gold, make an ornate crown and set it on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 11 Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jehozadak.
12 "Then say to him, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the LORD. 12 Tell him this is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the LORD.
13 "Yes, it is He who will build the temple of the LORD, and He who will bear the honor and sit and rule on His throne. Thus, He will be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the two offices."' 13 It is he who will build the temple of the LORD, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne. And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two.'
14 "Now the crown will become a reminder in the temple of the LORD to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen the son of Zephaniah. 14 The crown will be given to Heldai, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen son of Zephaniah as a memorial in the temple of the LORD.
15 "Those who are far off will come and build the temple of the LORD." Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. And it will take place if you completely obey the LORD your God. 15 Those who are far away will come and help to build the temple of the LORD, and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you. This will happen if you diligently obey the LORD your God."