Zechariah 4:11
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New American Standard Bible
Then I said to him, "What are these two olive trees on the right of the lampstand and on its left?"

King James Bible
Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?

Darby Bible Translation
And I answered and said unto him, What are these two olive-trees on the right of the lamp-stand and on its left?

World English Bible
Then I asked him, "What are these two olive trees on the right side of the lampstand and on the left side of it?"

Young's Literal Translation
And I answer and say unto him, 'What are these two olive-trees, on the right of the candlestick, and on its left?'

Zechariah 4:11 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

And I answered and said - The vision, as a whole, had been explained to him. The prophet asks as to subordinate parts, which seemed perhaps inconsistent with the whole. If the whole imports that everything should be done by the Spirit of God, not by human power, what means it that there are these two olive-trees? And when the Angel returned no answer, to invite perhaps closer attention and a more definite question, he asks again;

Zechariah 4:11 Parallel Commentaries

The Source of Power
'And the Angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, 2. And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold, a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps which are upon the top thereof: 3. And two olive-trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. 4. So I answered and spake to the Angel that talked with
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Power
"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts."--Zech. iv. 6. J. Tauler, 1361. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 Rest from longing and desire O thou weary heart! Dost thou ween thy choice has been Not the lower but the higher, Thine the better part? And therefore dost thou long with bitter longing From the day dawn to the night. For the holiness, the rest of His beloved Who walk with Him in white? Thou art wearied with the striving and the yearning For the crown that thou wouldst
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

CHAPTERS I-VIII Two months after Haggai had delivered his first address to the people in 520 B.C., and a little over a month after the building of the temple had begun (Hag. i. 15), Zechariah appeared with another message of encouragement. How much it was needed we see from the popular despondency reflected in Hag. ii. 3, Jerusalem is still disconsolate (Zech. i. 17), there has been fasting and mourning, vii. 5, the city is without walls, ii. 5, the population scanty, ii. 4, and most of the people
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Revelation 11:4
These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.

Zechariah 4:3
also two olive trees by it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left side."

Zechariah 4:12
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?"

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