Zechariah 4:4
New International Version
I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"

New Living Translation
Then I asked the angel, “What are these, my lord? What do they mean?”

English Standard Version
And I said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?”

Berean Study Bible
“What are these, my lord?” I asked the angel who was speaking with me.

King James Bible
So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

New King James Version
So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, “What are these, my lord?”

New American Standard Bible
Then I said to the angel who was speaking with me, saying, “What are these, my lord?”

NASB 1995
Then I said to the angel who was speaking with me saying, "What are these, my lord?"

NASB 1977
Then I answered and said to the angel who was speaking with me saying, “What are these, my lord?”

Amplified Bible
So I asked the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these, my lord?”

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I asked the angel who was speaking with me, "What are these, my lord?""

American Standard Version
And I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I answered and I said to the Angel who spoke with me: ”What are these, my Lord?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I inquired, and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these things, my lord?

Contemporary English Version
But, sir, what do these mean?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I answered, and said to the angel that spoke in me, saying: What are these things, my lord?

English Revised Version
And I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

Good News Translation
Then I asked the angel, "What do these things stand for, sir?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I asked the angel who was speaking with me, "What do these things mean, sir?"

International Standard Version
Then I asked the angel who had been speaking with me, "Sir, what are these?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I answered and spoke to the angel that spoke with me, saying: 'What are these, my lord?'

Literal Standard Version
And I answer and speak to the messenger who is speaking with me, saying, “What [are] these, my lord?”

NET Bible
Then I asked the messenger who spoke with me, "What are these, sir?"

New Heart English Bible
I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, "What are these, my lord?"

World English Bible
I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, "What are these, my lord?"

Young's Literal Translation
And I answer and speak unto the messenger who is speaking with me, saying, 'What are these, my lord?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Vision of the Lampstand and Olive Trees
3There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right side of the bowl and the other on its left.” 4“What are these, my lord?” I asked the angel who was speaking with me. 5“Do you not know what they are?” replied the angel. “No, my lord,” I answered.…

Cross References
Zechariah 1:9
"What are these, my lord?" I asked. And the angel who was speaking with me replied, "I will show you what they are."

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

Zechariah 4:13
"Do you not know what these are?" he inquired. "No, my lord," I replied.

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


Treasury of Scripture

So I answered and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

What.

Zechariah 4:12-14
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? …

Zechariah 1:9,19
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

Zechariah 5:6
And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.









Verse 4. - What are these, my lord? The question may refer to the two olive trees, which were a novelty to the prophet, who, of course, was well acquainted with the form and use, if not the symbolism, of the candelabrum. But it may also be taken as desiring information about the whole vision.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

I asked
וָאַ֙עַן֙ (wā·’a·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

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

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


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