He asked me, "What do you see?"1 I answered, "I see a solid gold lampstand2 with a bowl at the top and seven lights3 on it, with seven channels to the lights.
Also there are two olive trees4 by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left."
I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"
He answered, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.56
So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel:6 'Not7 by might nor by power,8 but by my Spirit,'9 says the LORD Almighty.
"Whata are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.10 Then he will bring out the capstone11 to shouts12 of 'God bless it! God bless it!' "
Then the word of the LORD came to me:
"The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation13 of this temple; his hands will also complete it.14 Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me15 to you.
"Who despises the day16 of small things?17 Men will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.18 "(These seven are the eyes19 of the LORD, which range throughout the earth.)"
Then I asked the angel, "What are these two olive trees20 on the right and the left of the lampstand?"
Again I asked him, "What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?"