Zechariah 4:1-9 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the angel who was talking to me came again, awaking me as a man out of his sleep. 1 Then the angel who talked with me returned and wakened me, as a man is wakened from his sleep.
2 And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I see a light-support, made all of gold, with its cup on the top of it and seven lights on it; and there are seven pipes to every one of the lights which are on the 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 And two olive-trees by it, one on the right side of the cup and one 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 And I made answer and said to the angel who was talking to me, What are these, my lord? 4 I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"
5 Then the angel who was talking to me, answering me, said, Have you no knowledge of what these are? And I said, No, my lord. 5 He answered, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.
6 This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by force 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 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you will become level: and he will let all see the headstone, with cries of Grace, grace, to 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 word of the Lord came to me, saying, 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
9 The hands of Zerubbabel have put the base of this house in place, and his hands will make it complete; and it will be clear to you 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.