Also there are two olive trees1 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.26
So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel:3 'Not4 by might nor by power,5 but by my Spirit,'6 says the LORD Almighty.
"Whata are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.7 Then he will bring out the capstone8 to shouts9 of 'God bless it! God bless it!' "
Then the word of the LORD came to me:
"The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation10 of this temple; his hands will also complete it.11 Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me12 to you.
"Who despises the day13 of small things?14 Men will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.15 "(These seven are the eyes16 of the LORD, which range throughout the earth.)"
Then I asked the angel, "What are these two olive trees17 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?"
He replied, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I said.