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

New Living Translation
I asked the angel who was talking with me, "My lord, what do these horses mean?" "I will show you," the angel replied.

English Standard Version
Then I said, ‘What are these, my lord?’ The angel who talked with me said to me, ‘I will show you what they are.’

Berean Study Bible
“What are these, my lord?” I asked. And the angel who was speaking with me replied, “I will show you what they are.”

New American Standard Bible
Then 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."

King James Bible
Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.

Christian Standard Bible
I asked, "What are these, my lord?" The angel who was talking to me replied, "I will show you what they are."

Contemporary English Version
An angel was there to explain things to me, and I asked, "Sir, who are these riders?" "I'll tell you," the angel answered.

Good News Translation
I asked him, "Sir, what do these horses mean?" He answered, "I will show you what they mean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I asked, "What are these, my lord?" The angel who was talking to me replied, "I will show you what they are."

International Standard Version
Then I asked, "Who are these, sir?" The messenger who was talking to me answered, "I will tell you who these are."

NET Bible
Then I asked one nearby, "What are these, sir?" The angelic messenger who replied to me said, "I will show you what these are."

New Heart English Bible
Then I asked, 'My lord, what are these?'" The angel who talked with me said to me, "I will show you what these are."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"What do these horses mean, sir?" I asked. The angel who was speaking with me answered, "I will show you what they mean."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said I: 'O my lord, what are these?' And the angel that spoke with me said unto me: 'I will show thee what these are.'

New American Standard 1977
Then 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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will show thee who these are.

King James 2000 Bible
Then I said, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will show you what these are.

American King James Version
Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said to me, I will show you what these be.

American Standard Version
Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will show thee what these are.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the man that stood between the mountains answered, and said to me, These are they whom the Lord has sent forth to go round the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: What are these, my Lord ? and the angel that spoke in me, said to me: I will shew thee what these are:

Darby Bible Translation
And I said, My lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these are.

English Revised Version
Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said to me, I will show thee what these are.

World English Bible
Then I asked, 'My lord, what are these?'" The angel who talked with me said to me, "I will show you what these are."

Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'What are these, my lord?' And the messenger who is speaking with me saith unto me, 'I -- I do shew thee what these are.'
Study Bible
The Vision of the Horses
8I looked out into the night and saw a man riding on a red horse that stood among the myrtle trees in the hollow. Behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses. 9“What are these, my lord?” I asked. And the angel who was speaking with me replied, “I will show you what they are.” 10Then the man standing among the myrtle trees explained, “They are the ones the LORD has sent to patrol the earth.”…
Cross References
Daniel 7:16
I approached one of those who stood by, and I asked him the true meaning of all this. So he told me the interpretation of these things:

Daniel 9:22
He instructed me and spoke with me, saying: "O Daniel, I have come now to give you insight with understanding.

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

Zechariah 1:19
So I asked the angel who was speaking with me, "What are these?" And he told me, "These are the horns that scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem."

Zechariah 2:3
Then the angel who was speaking with me went out, and another angel came out to meet him

Zechariah 4:1
Then the angel who was speaking with me returned and woke me, as a man is awakened from his sleep.

Zechariah 4:4
"What are these, my lord?" I asked the angel who was speaking with me.

Zechariah 4:5
"Do you not know what they are?" replied the angel. "No, my lord," I answered.

Zechariah 5:5
Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, "Now lift up your eyes and see what is approaching."

Zechariah 6:4
So I inquired of the angel who was speaking with me, "What are these, my lord?"

Treasury of Scripture

Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said to me, I will show you what these be.

what.

Zechariah 1:19
And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.

Zechariah 4:4,11
So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? …

Zechariah 6:4
Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord?

the angel.

Zechariah 2:3
And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,

Zechariah 4:5
Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

Zechariah 5:5
Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.







Lexicon
“What
מָה־ (māh-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

are these,
אֵ֣לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

my lord?”
אֲדֹנִ֑י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

I asked.
וָאֹמַ֖ר (wā·’ō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

And the angel
הַמַּלְאָךְ֙ (ham·mal·’āḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

who was speaking
הַדֹּבֵ֣ר (had·dō·ḇêr)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with me
בִּ֔י (bî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

replied,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

will show
אַרְאֶ֖ךָּ (’ar·’e·kā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

you what
מָה־ (māh-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

they are.”
הֵ֥מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They
Verse 9. - O my lord. The prophet speaks to the angel of the Lord, who answers briefly, and is succeeded by the interpreting angel. What are these? Not "who," but "what;" i.e. what do they signify? (comp. Amos 7:8). That talked with me; literally, as the LXX. and Vulgate, that spake in me. So vers. 13, 14, and in the following visions. Hence some regard the expression as intimating a communication berne inwardly to the soul without the aid of external organs, or that the angel overpowered and influenced the prophet as the evil spirit possessed the demoniac. But the same term is used, as Dr. Wright points out, in the sense of to commune with a person (Numbers 12:6, 8; 1 Samuel 25:39), and to speak to a person (Hosea 1:2; and perhaps Habakkuk 2:1). It may, however, be that the angel of the Lord presented matters objectively, and the prophet's own angel interpreted subjectively. But the Authorized Version is probably correct. I will show thee. This he does through the chief angel (ver. 10). 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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