Zechariah 4:4

4 Then I said to the angel who was speaking with me saying, "What are these, 1my lord?"

Zechariah 4:4 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 4:4

So I answered, and spake to the angel that talked with me,
&c.] The same that awoke him out of sleep, and asked him what he saw: saying, What [are] these, my lord?
that is, what do they signify? what do they represent? or what are they emblems of? for he knew what they were; that they were a candlestick, and two olive trees; but he was desirous of knowing what the meaning of them were.

Zechariah 4:4 In-Context

2 He said to me, "What do you see?" And I said, "I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold with its bowl on the top of it, and its seven lamps on it with seven spouts belonging to each of the lamps which are on the top of it;
3 also two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side."
4 Then I said to the angel who was speaking with me saying, "What are these, my lord ?"
5 So the angel who was speaking with me answered and said to me, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord ."
6 Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Zechariah 1:9; Zechariah 4:5, 13; Zechariah 6:4
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