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rubbabel with those seven ; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth. 11 is Then answered I," and said unto him, What are these two olive-trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof.” 12 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? 13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be 2 And I said, No, my lord. 14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth. CHAP. V. 1 By the flying roll, is shewed the curse of thieves and swearers. 5 Babylon's ruzzi. HEN I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. 2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. 3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth : for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side accordin to it; and every one that sweareth ji be cut off as on that side according to it. 4 I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof. 5 || Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
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. 7 And behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead : and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings ; for they had #. like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the epbah between the earth and the heaven. 10 Then said I to the angel that talked withme, Whitherdothesebeartheephah? 11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it
shall be established, and set there upon her own base. . CHAP. VI. 1 The vision of the four chariots.9 By the crowns of Joshua, are shewed the temfile and kingdom of Christ the Branch. ND I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold, there came four chariots cut from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. 2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; 3 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. 4 Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord 2 5 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. 6 The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white§. forth 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 ye 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 is And the word of the 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 sha priest upon his throne:
and so peace shall be between
them 14 And the crowns shall be to Helem,
and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, 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 LoRD, and
Cause of the cafitivity. CHAP. v 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 io, your God. CHAP. VII.
1 The captives inquire of fasting.42ech
ariah refiroveth their hufiocritical fasting. 8 Sin the cause of their captivity. A D it came to pass in the fourth year I A 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 Regem-melech, and their men, to pray before the Lord, 3.And to speak unto the priests which overe in the house of the Lö R D of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years 2 4 || Then came the word of the Lo RD 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 2 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 Lo RD came unto Zechariah, saying, 9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: 10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart. 11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. 12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Lo RD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former Fo : therefore came a great wrath rom the Lord of hosts. 13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts: 14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate.
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730 God defendeth his church. ZECHARIAH.
do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour ; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and lovenofalse oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord. 18 "I And the word of the LoRD. of hosts came unto me, saying, -19 Thus saith the Lok D of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace. 20 Thus shith the Lord of hosts: It shall yet come to fiass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many Cities: 21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, o Let us go speedily to pray before the Loop, and to seek the Lord of hosts: I will go also. 22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lorp. 23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to fiass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you. CHAP. IX. 1 God defendeth his church. 9 Zion is ex
horted to rejoice for the conting of Christ
| 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gao |
also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for herexpectation shallbeashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. *
7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth; but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
8 And I will encamp about mine
Zion is exhorted to rejoice.
house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth ; and no oppressor shall ass through them any more : for now have I seen with mine eyes. * , 91 Rejoice greatly, 9 daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. 10 And I will cut-off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle-bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth. 11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water. 12 "I Turn ye to the strong hold, yeprisoners of hope : even to-day do I declare that I will render double unto thee; 13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O reece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man. 14 And the Lord shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning : and the Lord God shall blow the o and shall go with whirlwinds of the south. 15 The Lord of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with shing-stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine ; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the | corners of the altar. 16 And the Lort D their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. 17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty' corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine
the maids. CHAP. X. 1 God is to be sought unto, and not idols. 5 1/e restoration of Judah frosthesied. A*; ye of the Lo R D rain in the time of the latter rain; so the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them show
ers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain : therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled because there was no shepherd. -
3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the Lord of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.
4 Out of him came forth the corner,
out of him the nail, out of him the battlebow, out of him every oppressor together. 5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle : and they shall fight, because the LoRD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded. 6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them : and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them. 7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice | as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad ; their heart shall rejoice in the Lor D. 8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased. 9 And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again. 10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon ; and filace shall not be found for them. 11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up : and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away. 12 And I will strengthen them in the LoRD ; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LoRD. - CHAP. XI. 1 The destruction of Jerusalem. 10 The staves, Beauty and Bands. Oo thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. 2 Howl, fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen ; , because the mighty are spoiled : howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down. 3 || There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds ; for their glory is jà a voice of the roaring of young lions ; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled. 4 Thussaith the Lord my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter; 5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty; and they that sell them say, Blessed be the Lorp.; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
out of their hand I will not deliver them. 7 And I will feed the flock of o even you, () poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other Icalled Bands; and I fed the flock. 8 Three shepherds also I cut offin one month ; and my soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me. 9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat, every one the flesh of another. 10 || And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people. 11 And it war broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the Lo Rp. 12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price ; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty flieces of silver. 13 And the Lor D said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty flieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord. 14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I mightbreak the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15 T And the Lord said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. 16 For lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. 17 Woe to the idle shepherd that leaveth the flock the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened. §§ XII. 1 Jerusalem, a cus of trembling, 3 and a burdensome stone to her adversaries. 6 (he victorious restoring of Judah. HF burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lo RD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. " 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3 || And in that day will I make Jeru
salem a burdensome stone for all people : all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in picces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4 In that day, saith the LoRD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
782 Restoring of Judah. ZECHARIAII. The coming of Christ.
5 And the governors of Judah shall
say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the Lo RD of hosts their God. . 6 || In that day will Imake the governors of Judah like a hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall beinhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. 7 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. 8 In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem ; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lo RD before them. 9 || And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. 11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddon. 12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart ; 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; 14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart. CHAP. XIII. 1 Jerusalem's flurgation from idolatry,
and /ülse firofthecu. 7 The death of
Christ, and the saving and trial of a third fiart. IS that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. 2 s And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lo R D of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
3 And it shall come to pass, that when amy shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the Lord : and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he orophesieth. 4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied ; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive : 5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth. 6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands 2 Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. 7 TI Awake, Osword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LoRD of hosts : Smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. 8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lo RD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die ; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third partthrough the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, Itis my le; and they shall say, The Lord is my God. CHAP. XIV. 1 The destroyers of Jerusalem destroy
ed. 4 The coming of Christ, and the
graces of his kingdom. EHOLD, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 || And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half i of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Ju|. : and the Lon D my God shall come,
and all the saints with thee,