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Zechariah 4 (Today's New International Version)

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The Gold Lampstand and the Two Olive Trees

1 Then the angel who talked with me returned and wakened1 me, as one is wakened from sleep.2 2 He asked me, "What do you see?"3 I answered, "I see a solid gold lampstand4 with a bowl at the top and seven lamps5 on it, with seven channels to the lamps. 3 Also there are two olive trees6 by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left." 4 I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?" 5 He answered, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.7 6 So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel:8 'Not9 by might nor by power,10 but by my Spirit,'11 says the LORD Almighty. 7 "What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.12 Then he will bring out the capstone13 to shouts14 of 'God bless it! God bless it!' " 8 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 9 "The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation15 of this temple; his hands will also complete it.16 Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me17 to you. 10 "Who dares despise the day18 of small things,19 since the seven eyes20 of the LORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstonea in the hand of Zerubbabel?"21 11 Then I asked the angel, "What are these two olive trees22 on the right and the left of the lampstand?" 12 Again I asked him, "What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?" 13 He replied, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I said. 14 So he said, "These are the two who are anointed23 tob serve the Lord of all the earth."
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