Zechariah 4:12
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New International Version
Again I asked him, "What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?"

New Living Translation
and what are the two olive branches that pour out golden oil through two gold tubes?"

English Standard Version
And a second time I answered and said to him, “What are these two branches of the olive trees, which are beside the two golden pipes from which the golden oil is poured out?”

New American Standard Bible
And I answered the second time and said to him, "What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?"

King James Bible
And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I questioned him further, "What are the two olive branches beside the two gold conduits, from which golden oil pours out?"

International Standard Version
I also asked him a second question: "What are these two olive branches on either side of the two golden feeder channels that carry the golden oil to the seven lights?"

NET Bible
Before he could reply I asked again, "What are these two extensions of the olive trees, which are emptying out the golden oil through the two golden pipes?"

New Heart English Bible
I asked him the second time, "What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that pour the golden oil out of themselves?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Again I asked him, "What is the meaning of the two branches from the olive trees next to the two golden pipes that are pouring out gold?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I answered the second time, and said unto him: 'What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?'

New American Standard 1977
And I answered the second time and said to him, “What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I spoke the second time and said unto him, What are these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

King James 2000 Bible
And I answered again, and said unto him, What are these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes pour out the golden oil?

American King James Version
And I answered again, and said to him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

American Standard Version
And I answered the second time, and said unto him, What are these two olive-branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I answered again, and said to him: What are the two olive branches, that are by the two golden beaks, in which are the funnels of gold?

Darby Bible Translation
And I answered the second time and said unto him, What are the two olive-branches which are beside the two golden tubes that empty the gold out of themselves?

English Revised Version
And I answered the second time, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?

Webster's Bible Translation
And I answered again, and said to him, What are these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

World English Bible
I asked him the second time, "What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that pour the golden oil out of themselves?"

Young's Literal Translation
And I answer a second time, and say unto him, 'What are the two branches of the olive trees that, by means of the two golden pipes, are emptying out of themselves the oil?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:11-14 Zechariah desires to know what are the two olive trees. Zerubbabel and Joshua, this prince and this priest, were endued with the gifts and graces of God's Spirit. They lived at the same time, and both were instruments in the work and service of God. Christ's offices of King and Priest were shadowed forth by them. From the union of these two offices in his person, both God and man, the fullness of grace is received and imparted. They built the temple, the church of God. So does Christ spiritually. Christ is not only the Messiah, the Anointed One himself, but he is the Good Olive to his church; and from his fulness we receive. And the Holy Spirit is the unction or anointing which we have received. From Christ the Olive Tree, by the Spirit the Olive Branch, all the golden oil of grace flows to believers, which keeps their lamps burning. Let us seek, through the intercession and bounty of the Saviour, supplies from that fulness which has hitherto sufficed for all his saints, according to their trials and employments. Let us wait on him in his ordinances, desiring to be sanctified wholly in body, soul, and spirit.
Study Bible
The Two Olive Trees
11Then I said to him, "What are these two olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left?" 12And I answered the second time and said to him, "What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves?" 13So he answered me, saying, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord."…
Cross References
Zechariah 4:11
Then I said to him, "What are these two olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left?"

Zechariah 4:13
So he answered me, saying, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord."
Treasury of Scripture

And I answered again, and said to him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

What be.

Matthew 20:23 And he said to them, You shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized …

Revelation 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing …

through.

Haggai 1:1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the …

Heb. by the hand of. empty, etc. or, empty out of themselves oil into gold. the golden. Heb. the gold.

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