Zechariah 1:10
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New International Version
Then the man standing among the myrtle trees explained, "They are the ones the LORD has sent to go throughout the earth."

New Living Translation
The rider standing among the myrtle trees then explained, "They are the ones the LORD has sent out to patrol the earth."

English Standard Version
So the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered, ‘These are they whom the LORD has sent to patrol the earth.’

New American Standard Bible
And the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered and said, "These are those whom the LORD has sent to patrol the earth."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the man standing among the myrtle trees explained, "They are the ones the LORD has sent to patrol the earth."

International Standard Version
The man who stood among the myrtle trees answered, "These are the ones whom the LORD sent out to wander throughout the earth."

NET Bible
Then the man standing among the myrtle trees spoke up and said, "These are the ones whom the LORD has sent to walk about on the earth."

New Heart English Bible
The man who stood among the myrtle trees answered, "They are the ones the LORD has sent to go back and forth through the earth."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The man standing among the myrtle trees explained, "They're the horses the LORD has sent to patrol the earth."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

New American Standard 1977
And the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered and said, “These are those whom the LORD has sent to patrol the earth.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are those whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

American King James Version
And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

American Standard Version
And the man that stood among the myrtle-trees answered and said, These are they whom Jehovah hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered, and said: These are they, whom the Lord hath sent to walk through the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And the man that stood among the myrtle-trees answered and said, These are they whom Jehovah hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
The man who stood among the myrtle trees answered, "They are the ones Yahweh has sent to go back and forth through the earth."

Young's Literal Translation
And the one who is standing between the myrtles doth answer and say, 'These are they whom Jehovah hath sent to walk up and down in the land.'
Study Bible
A Man among the Myrtle Trees
9Then I said, "My lord, what are these?" And the angel who was speaking with me said to me, "I will show you what these are." 10And the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered and said, "These are those whom the LORD has sent to patrol the earth." 11So they answered the angel of the LORD who was standing among the myrtle trees and said, "We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth is peaceful and quiet."…
Cross References
Job 1:7
The LORD said to Satan, "From where do you come?" Then Satan answered the LORD and said, "From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it."

Zechariah 1:8
I saw at night, and behold, a man was riding on a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees which were in the ravine, with red, sorrel and white horses behind him.

Zechariah 1:11
So they answered the angel of the LORD who was standing among the myrtle trees and said, "We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth is peaceful and quiet."

Zechariah 4:10
"For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel-- these are the eyes of the LORD which range to and fro throughout the earth."

Zechariah 6:5
The angel replied to me, "These are the four spirits of heaven, going forth after standing before the Lord of all the earth,

Zechariah 6:7
"When the strong ones went out, they were eager to go to patrol the earth." And He said, "Go, patrol the earth." So they patrolled the earth.
Treasury of Scripture

And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

the man.

Zechariah 1:8,11 I saw by night, and behold a man riding on a red horse, and he stood …

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

Genesis 32:24-31 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until …

Hosea 12:3-5 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength …

These.

Zechariah 1:11 And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle …

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

Zechariah 6:5-8 And the angel answered and said to me, These are the four spirits …

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

Psalm 103:20,21 Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his …

Ezekiel 1:5-14 Also out of the middle thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. …

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for …

Verse 10. - The man that stood, etc. The rider upon the red horse of ver. 8, the leader of the company of horsemen. Answered the question which the prophet had proposed, or answered in response to a sign from the interpreting angel. They whom the Lord hath sent, etc. These angelic ministers had been sent to traverse the earth and to report its condition (comp. Job 1:7; Job 2:2; Hebrews 1:14), and to guide it to the carrying out of God's purposes. And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said,.... And so prevented the angel from giving the account he was about to give; and who was more capable of it, and which to do was great condescension in him, and was doing the prophet a singular honour:

these are they whom the Lord hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth; which is a description of the angels, the ministering spirits sent forth by God to take their tour throughout the earth; not to do mischief, as Satan does; but to do good to kingdoms, nations, and men in general, and to the heirs of salvation in particular; for which they are commissioned and empowered of God; see Hebrews 1:14. 10. answered—The "angel of the covenant" here gives the reply instead of the interpreting angel, to imply that all communications through the interpreting angel come from Him as their source.

Lord hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth—If "Satan walks to and fro in the earth" (implying restless activity) on errands of mischief to God's people (Job 1:7), the Lord sends other angels to "walk to and fro" with unceasing activity everywhere to counterwork Satan's designs, and to defend His people (Ps 34:7; 91:11; 103:20, 21; Heb 1:14).1:7-17 The prophet saw a dark, shady grove, hidden by hills. This represented the low, melancholy condition of the Jewish church. A man like a warrior sat on a red horse, in the midst of this shady myrtle-grove. Though the church was in a low condition, Christ was present in the midst, ready to appear for the relief of his people. Behind him were angels ready to be employed by him, some in acts of judgment, others of mercy, others in mixed events. Would we know something of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, we must apply, not to angels, for they are themselves learners, but to Christ himself. He is ready to teach those humbly desirous to learn the things of God. The nations near Judea enjoyed peace at that time, but the state of the Jews was unsettled, which gave rise to the pleading that followed; but mercy must only be hoped for through Christ. His intercession for his church prevails. The Lord answered the Angel, this Angel of the covenant, with promises of mercy and deliverance. All the good words and comfortable words of the gospel we receive from Jesus Christ, as he received them from the Father, in answer to the prayer of his blood; and his ministers are to preach them to all the world. The earth sat still, and was at rest. It is not uncommon for the enemies of God to be at rest in sin, while his people are enduring correction, harassed by temptation, disquieted by fears of wrath, or groaning under oppression and persecution. Here are predictions which had reference to the revival of the Jews after the captivity, but those events were shadows of what shall take place in the church, after the oppression of the New Testament Babylon is ended.
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