Zechariah 6:6
New International Version
The one with the black horses is going toward the north country, the one with the white horses toward the west, and the one with the dappled horses toward the south."

New Living Translation
The chariot with black horses is going north, the chariot with white horses is going west, and the chariot with dappled-gray horses is going south.”

English Standard Version
The chariot with the black horses goes toward the north country, the white ones go after them, and the dappled ones go toward the south country.”

Berean Study Bible
The 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.”

King James Bible
The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country.

New King James Version
The one with the black horses is going to the north country, the white are going after them, and the dappled are going toward the south country.”

New American Standard Bible
with one of which the black horses are going out to the north country; and the white ones are to go out after them, while the spotted ones are to go out to the south country.”

NASB 1995
with one of which the black horses are going forth to the north country; and the white ones go forth after them, while the dappled ones go forth to the south country.

NASB 1977
with one of which the black horses are going forth to the north country; and the white ones go forth after them, while the dappled ones go forth to the south country.

Amplified Bible
with the chariot with the black horses going toward the north country; then the one with the white horses follows after them [because there are two northern powers to overcome], and the chariot with the dappled horses goes toward the south country.”

Christian Standard Bible
The one with the black horses is going to the land of the north, the white horses are going after them, but the dappled horses are going to the land of the south.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one with the black horses is going to the land of the north, the white horses are going after them, but the dappled horses are going to the land of the south."

American Standard Version
The chariot wherein are the black horses goeth forth toward the north country; and the white went forth after them; and the grizzled went forth toward the south country.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That which has black horses on it is going out to the north land, and the white ones are going out after them, and the spotted ones are going out to the land of the south

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As for the chariot in which were the black horses, they went out to the land of the north; and the white went out after them; and the piebald went out to the land of the south.

Contemporary English Version
The chariot with black horses goes toward the north, the chariot with white horses goes toward the west, and the one with spotted horses goes toward the south."

Douay-Rheims Bible
That in which were the black horses went forth into the land of the north, and the white went forth after them: and the grisled went forth to the land of the south.

English Revised Version
The chariot wherein are the black horses goeth forth toward the north country; and the white went forth after them; and the grisled went forth toward the south country.

Good News Translation
The chariot pulled by the black horses was going north to Babylonia, the white horses were going to the west, and the dappled horses were going to the country in the south.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chariot with the black horses is going toward the north, and the white horses are following them. The spotted ones are going toward the south."

International Standard Version
The black horses are headed into the north country, and the white ones are headed out after them. The speckled horses are headed toward the south country."

JPS Tanakh 1917
That wherein are the black horses goeth forth toward the north country; and the white went forth after them; and the grizzled went forth toward the south country;

Literal Standard Version
The brown horses that [are] therein, are coming forth to the land of the north; and the white have come forth to their back part; and the spotted have come forth to the land of the south;

NET Bible
The chariot with the black horses is going to the north country and the white ones are going after them, but the spotted ones are going to the south country.

New Heart English Bible
The one with the black horses goes out toward the north country; and the white went out after them; and the dappled went forth toward the south country."

World English Bible
The one with the black horses goes out toward the north country; and the white went out after them; and the dappled went forth toward the south country."

Young's Literal Translation
The brown horses that are therein, are coming forth unto the land of the north; and the white have come forth unto their hinder part; and the grisled have come forth unto the land of the south;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Vision of the Four Chariots
5And the angel told me, “These are the four spirits of heaven, going forth 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.” 7As the strong horses went out, they were eager to go and patrol the earth; and the LORD said, “Go and patrol the earth.” So they patrolled the earth.…

Cross References
Revelation 6:5
And when the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" Then I looked and saw a black horse, and its rider held in his hand a pair of scales.

Isaiah 43:6
I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back!' Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth--

Jeremiah 1:14
Then the LORD said to me, "Disaster from the north will be poured out on all who live in the land.

Jeremiah 1:15
For I am about to summon all the clans and kingdoms of the north," declares the LORD. "Their kings will come and set up their thrones at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem. They will attack all her surrounding walls and all the other cities of Judah.

Jeremiah 4:6
Raise a signal flag toward Zion. Seek refuge! Do not delay! For I am bringing disaster from the north, and terrible destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1
"Run for cover, O sons of Benjamin; flee from Jerusalem! Sound the ram's horn in Tekoa; send up a signal over Beth-haccherem, for disaster looms from the north, even great destruction.

Jeremiah 25:9
behold, I will summon all the families of the north, declares the LORD, and I will send for My servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, whom I will bring against this land, against its residents, and against all the surrounding nations. So I will devote them to destruction and make them an object of horror and contempt, an everlasting desolation.

Jeremiah 46:10
For that day belongs to the Lord GOD of Hosts, a day of vengeance against His foes. The sword will devour until it is satisfied, until it is quenched with their blood. For the Lord GOD of Hosts will hold a sacrifice in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.

Ezekiel 1:4
I looked and saw a whirlwind coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing back and forth and brilliant light all around it. In the center of the fire was a gleam like amber,

Daniel 11:5
The king of the South will grow strong, but one of his commanders will grow even stronger and will rule his own kingdom with great authority.


Treasury of Scripture

The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the spotted go forth toward the south country.

the north.

Jeremiah 1:14,15
Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land…

Jeremiah 4:6
Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1
O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.

go forth after.

Daniel 7:5,6
And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh…

Daniel 11:3,4
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will…

toward.

Daniel 11:5,6,9,40
And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion…









Verse 6. - The angel now (vers. 6, 7) indicates the various destinations of the chariots, except the first with the red horses. Why this is omitted has never been satisfactorily explained. Some regard ver. 7 as giving the destination of this chariot, by making a slight change in the word rendered "bay" in the Authorized Version, which would cause it to mean "red." The Syriac, indeed, which omits the word in ver. 3, translates it here by "red." If we retain the Masoretic reading, we must let this difficulty remain unsolved, and suppose that the angel explains only part of the vision, leaving the rest for the prophet's meditation. The black horses which are therein; literally, that wherein are the black horses, they go forth, etc.; which is equivalent to "the chariot wherein are the black horses goeth forth." So the Revised Version. The north country. Babylonia (see note on Zechariah 2:6). After them; behind them. The white horses go to the same quarter; and thus is indicated the overwhelming destruction that was coming on Babylon, and the victory and triumph of the conquerors over it. The south country; i.e. Egypt (Isaiah 30:6; Daniel 11:5), another hostile power, also, perhaps, Edom and Ethiopia. One chariot only is seen to go towards it, drawn by the speckled horses that denote a mixed judgment, perhaps of war and pestilence (see on ver. 3). The north and south symbolize the whole earth and the powers hostile to the true Israel.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The one
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

with
בָּ֞הּ (bāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

the black
הַשְּׁחֹרִ֗ים (haš·šə·ḥō·rîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7838: Dusky, jetty

horses
הַסּוּסִ֣ים (has·sū·sîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

is going
יֹֽצְאִים֙ (yō·ṣə·’îm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

toward
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the land
אֶ֣רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of the north,
צָפ֔וֹן (ṣā·p̄ō·wn)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

[the one with] the white [horses]
וְהַלְּבָנִ֔ים (wə·hal·lə·ḇā·nîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 3836: White

toward
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

[the west],
אַֽחֲרֵיהֶ֑ם (’a·ḥă·rê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

and [the one with] the dappled [horses]
וְהַ֨בְּרֻדִּ֔ים (wə·hab·bə·rud·dîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 1261: Spotted, marked

toward
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the south.”
הַתֵּימָֽן׃ (hat·tê·mān)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8486: South, south wind


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