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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?"

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
So I answered and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, What is this, my lord?

King James 2000 Bible
So I answered and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

American King James Version
So I answered and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, 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?

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And I answered and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

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

Webster's Bible Translation
So I answered and spoke to the angel that 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?'
Study Bible
The Vision of the Lampstand and Olive Trees
3There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right 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.







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

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

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

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

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

who was speaking with me.
הַדֹּבֵ֥ר (had·dō·ḇêr)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue
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. 4:1-7 The prophet's spirit was willing to attend, but the flesh was weak. We should beg of God that, whenever he speaks to us, he would awaken us, and we should then stir up ourselves. The church is a golden candlestick, or lamp-bearer, set up for enlightening this dark world, and holding forth the light of Divine revelation. Two olive trees were seen, one on each side the candlestick, from which oil flowed into the bowl without ceasing. God brings to pass his gracious purposes concerning his church, without any art or labour of man; sometimes he makes use of his instruments, yet he needs them not. This represented the abundance of Divine grace, for the enlightening and making holy the ministers and members of the church, and which cannot be procured or prevented by any human power. The vision assures us that the good work of building the temple, should be brought to a happy end. The difficulty is represented as a great mountain. But all difficulties shall vanish, and all the objections be got over. Faith will remove mountains, and make them plains. Christ is our Zerubbabel; mountains of difficulty were in the way of his undertaking, but nothing is too hard for him. What comes from the grace of God, may, in faith, be committed to the grace of God, for he will not forsake the work of his own hands.
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