Zechariah 6:5
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New International Version
The angel answered me, "These are the four spirits of heaven, going out from standing in the presence of the Lord of the whole world.

King James Bible
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

World English Bible
The angel answered me, "These are the four winds of the sky, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger answereth and saith unto me, 'These are four spirits of the heavens coming forth from presenting themselves before the Lord of the whole earth.

Zechariah 6:5 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The four spirits of the heavens - Ministers of God's wrath against the sinful nations of the world.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

These.

Zechariah 1:10,11 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said...

Psalm 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

Psalm 104:3,4 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds his chariot: who walks on the wings of the wind...

Ezekiel 1:5-28 Also out of the middle thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance...

Ezekiel 10:9-19 And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubim, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub...

Ezekiel 11:22 Then did the cherubim lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

Hebrews 1:7,14 And of the angels he said, Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire...

Revelation 14:6-13 And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth...

spirits. or, winds.

1 Kings 19:11 And he said, Go forth, and stand on the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by...

Psalm 148:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

Daniel 7:2 Daniel spoke and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove on the great sea.

go.

Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice...

1 Kings 22:19 And he said, Hear you therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne...

2 Chronicles 18:18,19 Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting on his throne...

Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Job 2:1,2 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD...

Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered to him...

Matthew 18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you...

Luke 1:19 And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak to you...

the Lord.

Zechariah 4:14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the LORD of the whole earth.

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel...

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The Priest of the World and King of Men
'He shall build the Temple of the Lord ... and He shall be a Priest upon His throne.'--ZECHARIAH vi. 13. A handful of feeble exiles had come back from their Captivity. 'The holy and beautiful house' where their fathers praised Him was burned with fire. There was no king among them, but they still possessed a representative of the priesthood, the other great office of divine appointment. Their first care was to rear some poor copy of the Temple; and the usual difficulties that attend reconstruction
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Allegory of Melchizedek.
HEBREWS vii. 1-28 (R.V.). "For this Melchizedek, King of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him, to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God), abideth a priest continually. Now consider
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Cross References
Matthew 24:31
And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Revelation 7:1
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.

Joshua 3:11
See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you.

Jeremiah 49:36
I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven; I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go.

Ezekiel 37:9
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'"

Daniel 7:2
Daniel said: "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea.

Daniel 11:4
After he has arisen, his empire will be broken up and parceled out toward the four winds of heaven. It will not go to his descendants, nor will it have the power he exercised, because his empire will be uprooted and given to others.

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