Zechariah 4:1
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New International Version
Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep.

New Living Translation
Then the angel who had been talking with me returned and woke me, as though I had been asleep.

English Standard Version
And the angel who talked with me came again and woke me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep.

New American Standard Bible
Then the angel who was speaking with me returned and roused me, as a man who is awakened from his sleep.

King James Bible
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The angel who was speaking with me then returned and roused me as one awakened out of sleep.

International Standard Version
Then the angel who had been speaking with me returned and woke me up as if I had been asleep.

NET Bible
The angelic messenger who had been speaking with me then returned and woke me, as a person is wakened from sleep.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The angel who was speaking with me returned and woke me up as one might wake up someone who is sleeping.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the angel that talked with me came again and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,

King James 2000 Bible
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,

American King James Version
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

American Standard Version
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the angel that spoke in me came again: and he waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

Darby Bible Translation
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

English Revised Version
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,

World English Bible
The angel who talked with me came again, and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep.

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger who is speaking with me doth turn back, and stir me up as one who is stirred up out of his sleep,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:1-7 The prophet's spirit was willing to attend, but the flesh was weak. We should beg of God that, whenever he speaks to us, he would awaken us, and we should then stir up ourselves. The church is a golden candlestick, or lamp-bearer, set up for enlightening this dark world, and holding forth the light of Divine revelation. Two olive trees were seen, one on each side the candlestick, from which oil flowed into the bowl without ceasing. God brings to pass his gracious purposes concerning his church, without any art or labour of man; sometimes he makes use of his instruments, yet he needs them not. This represented the abundance of Divine grace, for the enlightening and making holy the ministers and members of the church, and which cannot be procured or prevented by any human power. The vision assures us that the good work of building the temple, should be brought to a happy end. The difficulty is represented as a great mountain. But all difficulties shall vanish, and all the objections be got over. Faith will remove mountains, and make them plains. Christ is our Zerubbabel; mountains of difficulty were in the way of his undertaking, but nothing is too hard for him. What comes from the grace of God, may, in faith, be committed to the grace of God, for he will not forsake the work of his own hands.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 1-14. - 7. The fifth vision: the golden candlestick. Verse 1. - The angel that talked with me. The interpreting angel is meant. Came again, and waked me. It is thought that the angel, who is said (Zechariah 2:3) to have gone forth, now rejoined the prophet and renewed his colloquy with him. But the expression in the text is probably only equivalent to "aroused me again" (comp. Genesis 26:18; 2 Kings 1:11, 13, etc.). Absorbed in awe and wonder at the contemplation of the preceding vision, the prophet had fallen into a state of exhaustion and torpor, as Daniel slept after his great visions (Daniel 8:18; Daniel 10:8, 9), and the apostles were heavy with sleep on the Mount of Transfiguration (Luke 9:32). From this mental prostration the angel arouses him to renewed attention. Or what is meant may be that the change wrought on the faculties by the Divine influence was as great as that between natural sleeping and waking.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the angel that talked with me,.... See Zechariah 1:9,

came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep; into which he fell, after he had had the former vision; see Daniel 8:18.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 4

Zec 4:1-14. Fifth Vision. The golden candlestick and the two olive trees. The temple shall be completed by the aid of God's Spirit.

1. waked me—The prophet was lying in a state of ecstatic slumber with astonishment at the previous vision. "Came again, and waked me," does not imply that the angel had departed and now returned, but is an idiom for "waked me again."

Zechariah 4:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Gold Lampstand
1Then the angel who was speaking with me returned and roused me, as a man who is awakened from his sleep. 2He 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;…
Cross References
1 Kings 19:5
Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, "Get up and eat."

Jeremiah 31:26
At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been pleasant to me.

Zechariah 1:9
I asked, "What are these, my lord?" The angel who was talking with me answered, "I will show you what they are."

Zechariah 1:13
So the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

Zechariah 4:5
He answered, "Do you not know what these are?" "No, my lord," I replied.
Treasury of Scripture

And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

the angel.

Zechariah 1:9,13,19 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked …

Zechariah 2:3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another …

Zechariah 3:6,7 And the angel of the LORD protested to Joshua, saying…

waked.

1 Kings 19:5-7 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel …

Jeremiah 31:26 On this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet to me.

Daniel 8:18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face …

Daniel 10:8-10 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there …

Luke 9:32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and …

Luke 22:45,46 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he …

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