But now be strong, Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD. 'Be strong,8 Joshua son of Jozadak,9 the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,' declares the LORD, 'and work. For I am with10 you,' declares the LORD Almighty.
If a person carries consecrated meat26 in the fold of his garment, and that fold touches some bread or stew, some wine, olive oil or other food, does it become consecrated?27' " The priests answered, "No."
I will overturn51 royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms.52 I will overthrow chariots53 and their drivers; horses and their riders54 will fall, each by the sword of his comrade.55
" 'On that day,56' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will take you, my servant57 Zerubbabel58 son of Shealtiel,' declares the LORD, 'and I will make you like my signet ring,59 for I have chosen you,' declares the LORD Almighty."