Zechariah 4
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Fifth Vision: Gold Lampstand

1The angel who was speaking with me then returned and roused me as one awakened out of sleep. 2He asked me, “What do you see? ”

I replied, “I see a solid gold lampstand there with a bowl on its top. It has seven lamps on it and seven channels for each ofa the lamps on its top. 3There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.”

4Then I asked the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these, my lord? ”

5Don’t you know what they are? ” replied the angel who was speaking with me.

I said, “No, my lord.”

6So he answered me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit,’b says the LORD of Hosts. 7What are you, great mountain?c Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain.d And he will bring out the capstone accompanied by shouts of: Grace, grace to it! ’ ”

8Then the word of the LORD came to me:e 9Zerubbabel’s hands have laid the foundation of this house,f and his hands will complete it. Then you will know that the LORD of Hosts has sent me to you. 10For who scorns the day of small things?g These seven eyes of the LORD, which scan throughout the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb lineh in Zerubbabel’s hand.”i

11I asked him, “What are the two olive trees on the right and left of the lampstand? ” 12And I questioned him further, “What are the two olive branches beside the two gold conduits, from which golden oil pours out? ”

13Then he inquired of me, “Don’t you know what these are? ”

No, my lord,” I replied.

14These are the two anointed ones,”j, k he said, “who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”l

a. 4:2 Or seven lips to
b. 4:6 Hs 1:7; Hg 2:4-5
c. 4:7 Mt 17:20; 21:21; 1Co 13:2
d. 4:7 Is 40:4
e. 4:8 Zch 6:9
f. 4:9 Ezr 3:8-11; 5:16
g. 4:10 Hg 2:3-4
h. 4:10 Lit the tin stone
i. 4:10 2Ch 16:9; Ps 34:15; Pr 15:3; Am 9:8; 1Pt 3:12
j. 4:14 = Joshua and Zerubbabel
k. 4:14 Jr 33:17-22
l. 4:14 Rv 11:3-4
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