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olive branches which through the woman that sitteth in the midst of two golden pipes empty the golden the epbah. oil out of themselves?

8 And he said, This is wicked13 And he answered me and said, ness. And he cast it into the midst Knowest thou not what these be ? of the ephah; and he cast the And I said, No, my lord.

weight of lead upon the mouth 14 Then said he, These are the thereof. two anointed ones, that stand by 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, the LORD of the whole earth.

and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was

in their wings; for they had wings CHAP. v.

like the wings of a stork : and they

lifted up the ephah between the THEN I turned, and lifted up

earth and the heaven. mine eyes, and looked, and behold 10 Then said I to the angel that a flying roll.

talked with me, Whither do these 2 And he said unto me, What bear the ephah? seest thou? And I answered, I see 11 And he said unto me, To a flying roll; the length thereof is build it an house in the land of twenty cubits, and the breadth Shinar: and it shall be established, thereof ten cubits.

and set there upon her own base. 3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth : for every

CH AP. VI. one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and AND I turned, and lifted up mine every one that sweareth shall be cut eyes, and looked, and, behold, there · off as on that side according to it. came four chariots out from between

4 I will bring it forth, saith the two mountains; and the mountains LORD of hosts, and it shall enter were mountains of brass. into the house of the thief, and into 2 In the first chariot were red the house of him that sweareth horses; and in the second chariot falsely by my name: and it shall black horses; remain in the midst of his house, 3 And in the third chariot white and shall consume it with the tim horses; and in the fourth chariot ber thereof and the stones thereof. grisled and bay horses.

5 Then the angel that talked with 4 Then I answered and said unme went forth, and said unto me, to the angel that talked with me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see What are these, my lord ? what is this that goeth forth.

5 And the angel answered and 6 And I said, What is it? And he said unto me, These are the four spisaid, This is an ephah that goeth rits of the heavens, which go forth forth. He said moreover, This is from standing before the LORD of their resemblance through all the all the earth. earth.

6 The black horses which are -7 And, behold, there was lifted therein go forth into the north up a talent of lead : and this is a country; and the white go forth

LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.


after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country.

7 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth.

8 Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.

9 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah ;

11 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;

12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:

13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zepbaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the Lord.

15 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the

AND it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu;

2 When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,

3 And to speak unto the priests which were in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years ?

4 Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying,

5 Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?

6 And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

7 Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and the plain?

8 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying,

9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every inan to his brother:

10 And oppress not the widow, l be full of boys and girls playing in nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the streets thereof. the poor; and let none of you ima 6 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; gine evil against his brother in your If it be marvellous in the eyes of heart.

the remnant of this people in these 11 But they refused to hearken, days, should it also be marvellous and pulled away the shoulder, and in mine eyes ? saith the LORD of stopped their ears, that they should hosts. not hear.

7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; 12 Yea, they made their hearts as Behold, I will save my people from an adamant stone, lest they should the east country, and from the west hear the law, and the words which country; the LORD of hosts hath sent in his 8 And I will bring them, and they spirit by the former prophets: there shall dwell in the midst of Jerusafore came a great wrath from the lem: and they shall be my people, Lord of hosts.

and I will be their God, in truth and 13 Therefore it is come to pass, in righteousness. that as he cried, and they would not 9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; hear; so they cried, and I would not Let your hands be strong, ye that hear, saith the LORD of hosts : hear in these days these words by

14 But I scattered them with a the mouth of the prophets, which whirlwind among all the nations were in the day that the foundation whom they knew not. Thus the land of the house of the Lord of hosts was desolate after them, that no man was laid, that the temple might be passed through nor returned : for built. they laid the pleasant land desolate. 10 For before these days there

was no hire for man, nor any bire CHAP. VIII.

for beast; neither was there any

peace to him that went out or came AGAIN the word of the Lord of in because of the affliction : for 1 set hosts came to me, saying,

all men every one against his neigh2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ;

bour. I was jealous for Zion with great 11 But now I will not be unto jealousy, and I was jealous for her the residue of this people as in the with great fury.

former days, saith the LORD of 3 Thus saith the LORD; I am re

hosts. turned unto Zion, and will dwell in 12 For the seed shall be prosperthe midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusa ous; the vine shall give her fruit, lem shall be called a city of truth; and the ground shall give her inand the mountain of the LORD of crease, and the heavens shall give hosts the holy mountain.

their dew; and I will cause the 4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; remnant of this people to possess There shall yet old men and old all these things. women dwell in the streets of Je 13 And it shall come to pass, that rusalem, and every man with his as ye were a curse among the heastaff in his hand for very age. then, O house of Judah, and house 5 And the streets of the city shall of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing : fear not, but let shall take hold of the skirt of him your hands be strong.

that is a Jew, saying, We will go 14 For thus saith the Lord of with you: for we have heard that hosts; As I thought to punish you, God is with you. when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and

CHAP. IX. I repented not:

15 So again have I thought in THE burden of the word of the these days to do well unto Jerusa Lord in the land of Hadrach, and lem and to the house of Judah : Damascus shall be the rest thereof : fear ye not.

when the eyes of man, as of all the 16 These are the things that ye tribes of Israel, shall be toward the shall do ; Speak ye every man the LORD. truth to his neighbour; execute the 2 And Hamath also shall border judgment of truth and peace in your thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though gates :

it be very wise. 17 And let none of you imagine 3 And Tyrus did build herself a evil in your hearts against his neigh strong hold, and heaped up silver as bour; and love no false oath : for the dust, and fine gold as the mire all these are things that I hate, saith of the streets. the LORD.

4 Behold, the LORD will cast her 18 And the word of the Lord of out, and he will smite her power in hosts came unto me, saying,

the sea; and she shall be devoured 19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; with fire. The fast of the fourth month, and the 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; fast of the fifth, and the fast of the Gaza also shall see it, and be very seventh, and the fast of the tenth, sorrowful, and Ekron ; for her exshall be to the house of Judah joy pectation shall be ashamed; and the and gladness, and chearful feasts; king shall perish from Gaza, and therefore love the truth and peace. Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.

20 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; 6 And a bastard shall dwell in It shall yet come to pass, that there Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride shall come people, and the inhabit of the Philistines.. ants of many cities :

7 And I will take away his blood 21 And the inhabitants of one city out of his mouth, and his abominashall go to another, saying, Let us tions from between his teeth: but he go speedily to pray before the LORD, that remaineth, even he, shall be for and to seek the LORD of hosts : I our God, and he shall be as a gowill go also.

vernor in Judah, and Ekron as a Je22 Yea, many people and strong busite. nations shall coine to seek the LORD 8 And I will encamp about mine of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray house because of the army, because before the LORD.

of him that passeth by, and because 23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; of him that returneth : and no opIn those days it shall come to pass, pressor shall pass through them any that ten men shall take hold out of more: for now have I seen with all languages of the nations, even || mine eyes.

9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of and how great is his beauty! corn Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusa shall make the young men chearful, lem : behold, thy King cometh unto and new wine the maids. thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass,

CHAP. X. and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

10 And I will cut off the chariot ASK ye of the Lord rain in the from Ephraim, and the horse from time of the latter rain ; so the LORD Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall shall make bright clouds, and give be cut off: and he shall speak peace them showers of rain, to every one unto the heathen : and his domi grass in the field. nion shall be from sea even to sea, 2 For the idols have spoken vaniand from the river even to the ends ty, and the diviners have seen a lie, of the earth.

and have told false dreams; they 11 As for thee also, by the blood comfort in vain: therefore they went of thy covenant I have sent forth their way as a flock, they were trouthy prisoners out of the pit wherein bled, because there was no shepherd. is no water.

3 Mine anger was kindled against 12 Turn you to the strong hold, the shepherds, and I punished the ye prisoners of hope: even to day goals: for the LORD of hosts hath do i declare that I will render dou visited his flock the house of Judah, ble unto thee;

and hath made them as his goodly 13 When I have bent Judah for horse in the battle. me, filled the bow with Ephraim, 4 Out of him came forth the corand raised up thy sons, O Zion, a ner, out of him the nail, out of him gainst thy sons, O Greece, and the battle bow, out of him every opmade thee as the sword of a mighty pressor together. man.

5 And they shall be as mighty 14 And the LORD shall be seen men, which tread down their enemies over them, and his arrow shall go in the mire of the streets in the batforth as the lightning: and the Lord tle: and they shall fight, because the God shall blow the trumpet, and LORD is with them, and the riders on shall go with whirlwinds of the horses shall be confounded. south.

6 And I will strengthen the house 15 The LORD of hosts shall defend of Judah, and I will save the house them; and they shall devour, and of Joseph, and I will bring them asubdue with sling stones; and they gain to place them; for I have mershall drink, and make a noise as cy upon them : and they shall be as through wine; and they shall be though I had not cast them off: for filled like bowls, and as the corners I am the LORD their God, and will of the altar.

hear them. 16 And the LORD their God shall 7 And they of Ephraim shall be save them in that day as the flock like a mighty man, and their heart of his people: for they shall be as the shall rejoice as through wine: yea, stones of a crown, lifted up as an their children shall see it, and be ensign upon his land.

glad; their heart shall rejoice in the 17 For how great is his goodness, | LORD.

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