Zechariah 6:5
New International Version
The angel answered me, "These are the four spirits of heaven, going out from standing in the presence of the Lord of the whole world.

New Living Translation
The angel replied, “These are the four spirits of heaven who stand before the Lord of all the earth. They are going out to do his work.

English Standard Version
And the angel answered and said to me, “These are going out to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth.

Berean Study Bible
And the angel told me, “These are the four spirits of heaven, going forth from their station before the Lord of all the earth.

New American Standard Bible
The angel replied to me, "These are the four spirits of heaven, going forth after standing before the Lord of all the earth,

New King James Version
And the angel answered and said to me, “These are four spirits of heaven, who go out from their station before the Lord of all the earth.

King James Bible
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
The angel told me, "These are the four spirits of heaven going out after presenting themselves to the Lord of the whole earth.

Contemporary English Version
Then he explained, "These are the four winds of heaven, and now they are going out, after presenting themselves to the Lord of all the earth.

Good News Translation
He answered, "These are the four winds; they have just come from the presence of the Lord of all the earth."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The angel told me, "These are the four spirits of heaven going out after presenting themselves to the Lord of the whole earth.

International Standard Version
The angel told me, "These are four heavenly spirits that are going out on patrol after having presented themselves to the Lord of the whole earth.

NET Bible
The messenger replied, "These are the four spirits of heaven that have been presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth.

New Heart English Bible
The angel answered me, "These are the four winds of the sky, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The angel answered, "They are the four spirits of heaven. They are going out after standing in the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the angel answered and said unto me: 'These chariots go forth to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth.

New American Standard 1977
And the angel answered and said to me, “These are the four spirits of heaven, going forth after standing before the Lord of all the earth,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of heaven, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

American King James Version
And the angel answered and said to me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the LORD of all the earth.

American Standard Version
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four winds of heaven, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the angel that talked with me answered and said, These are the four winds of heaven, and they are going forth to stand before the Lord of all the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the angel answered, and said to me: These are the four winds of the heaven, which go forth to stand before the Lord of all the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

English Revised Version
And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four winds of heaven, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the angel answered and said to me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

World English Bible
The angel answered me, "These are the four winds of the sky, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger answereth and saith unto me, 'These are four spirits of the heavens coming forth from presenting themselves before the Lord of the whole earth.
Study Bible
The Vision of the Four Chariots
4So I inquired of the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these, my lord?” 5And the angel told me, “These are the four spirits of heaven, going out from their station before the Lord of all the earth. 6The one with the black horses is going toward the land of the north, the one with the white horses toward the west, and the one with the dappled horses toward the south.”…
Cross References
Matthew 24:31
And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Revelation 7:1
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back its four winds so that no wind would blow on land or sea or on any tree.

Joshua 3:11
Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go ahead of you into the Jordan.

Jeremiah 49:36
I will bring the four winds against Elam from the four corners of the heavens, and I will scatter them to all these winds. There will not be a nation to which Elam's exiles will not go.

Ezekiel 37:9
Then He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and tell it that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, so that they may live!'"

Daniel 7:2
Daniel declared: "In my vision in the night I looked, and suddenly the four winds of heaven were churning up the Great Sea.

Daniel 11:4
But as soon as he is established, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out toward the four winds of heaven. It will not go to his descendants, nor will it have the authority with which he ruled, because his kingdom will be uprooted and given to others.

Zechariah 1:10
Then the man standing among the myrtle trees explained, "They are the ones the LORD has sent to patrol the earth."

Zechariah 6:1
And again I lifted up my eyes and saw four chariots coming out from between two mountains--mountains of bronze.

Treasury of Scripture

And the angel answered and said to me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the LORD of all the earth.

These.

Zechariah 1:10,11
And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth…

Psalm 68:17
The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.

Psalm 104:3,4
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: …

spirits.

1 Kings 19:11
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:

Psalm 148:8
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

Daniel 7:2
Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

go.

Zechariah 4:10
For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

1 Kings 22:19
And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

2 Chronicles 18:18,19
Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left…

the Lord.

Zechariah 4:14
Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

Isaiah 54:5
For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.







Lexicon
And
וַיַּ֥עַן (way·ya·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

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

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

me,
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“These
אֵ֗לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

are the four
אַרְבַּע֙ (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

spirits
רֻח֣וֹת (ru·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

of heaven,
הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

going out
יוֹצְא֕וֹת (yō·wṣ·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from [their] station
מֵֽהִתְיַצֵּ֖ב (mê·hiṯ·yaṣ·ṣêḇ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3320: To set or station oneself, take one's stand

before
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the Lord
אֲד֥וֹן (’ă·ḏō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

of all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the earth.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
Verse 5. - The four spirits of the heavens. Both the Septuagint and Vulgate render, "the four winds of heaven;" and this is doubtless correct. It was a familiar symbol to the Jews. The winds are often introduced in executing God's will on sinners (comp. Psalm 104:4; Psalm 148:8; Jeremiah 49:36; Daniel 7:2). Which go forth from standing before the Lord (comp. Job 1:6; Job 2:1). The winds are supposed to be God's servants, waiting his pleasure to be sent forth on his errands. The Septuagint and Vulgate translate, "which go forth to stand before the Lord." This denotes merely their usual obedience; but the text implies that the prophet sees them moving from their usual expectant attitude, and hastening forth to do God's commands. 6:1-8 This vision may represent the ways of Providence in the government of this lower world. Whatever the providences of God about us are, as to public or private affairs, we should see them all as coming from between the mountains of brass, the immoveable counsels and decrees of God; and therefore reckon it as much our folly to quarrel with them, as it is our duty to submit to them. His providences move swiftly and strongly as chariots, but all are directed and governed by his infinite wisdom and sovereign will. The red horses signify war and bloodshed. The black, signify the dismal consequences of war, famines, pestilences, and desolations. The white, signify the return of comfort, peace, and prosperity. The mixed colour, signify events of different complexions, a day of prosperity and a day of adversity. The angels go forth as messengers of God's counsels, and ministers of his justice and mercy. And the secret motions and impulses upon the spirits of men, by which the designs of Providence are carried on, are these four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from God, and fulfil what the God of the spirits of all flesh appoints. All the events which take place in the world spring from the unchangeable counsels of the Lord, which are formed in unerring wisdom, perfect justice, truth, and goodness; and from history it is found that events happened about the period when this vision was sent to the prophet, which seem referred to therein.
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