Zechariah 1:9

9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.

Zechariah 1:9 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 1:9

Then said I, O my Lord
These are the words of the Prophet Zechariah to the angel that showed him this vision: what are these?
what is the meaning of this vision? particularly who are meant by the horses, red, speckled, and white, and those upon them? And the angel that talked with me;
who seems to be different from the Angel of the Lord, the man among the myrtle trees, ( Zechariah 1:8 Zechariah 1:10 Zechariah 1:11 ) he was one of the ministering spirits; see ( Revelation 17:1 ) ( 21:9 ) : said unto me, I will show thee what these [be];
that is, give an interpretation of the vision, and point out the persons intended by the horses.

Zechariah 1:9 In-Context

7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.
9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.
10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.
11 And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.