Zechariah 4:3

3 Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.”

Zechariah 4:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
ESV
3 And there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left."
NLT
3 And I see two olive trees, one on each side of the bowl.”
MSG
3 And there are two olive trees, one on either side of the bowl."
CSB
3 There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left."

Zechariah 4:3 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 4:3

And the two olive trees by it
Which are explained in, (See Gill on Zechariah 4:14): one upon the right [side] of the bowl, and the other upon the left
[side] thereof;
in ( Zechariah 4:11 ) they are said to be on the right and left sides of the bowl or candlestick, which is the same; for the situation of them was alike, with respect to the one and the other: according to Fortunatus Scacchus, these two olive trees did not arise out of the earth, and the top of the candlestick; but out of the base of the candlestick, one on the right hand of the bowl, which hung in the middle of the candlestick; and the other on the left F15, of which he has given the figure.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Ibid. (Sacer. Elaeochrism, Myrothec. l. 1.) c. 12. p. 62.

Zechariah 4:3 In-Context

1 Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep.
2 He asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps.
3 Also there are two olive trees 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.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 11; S Psalms 1:3; S Revelation 11:4