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Zechariah 6

New Int. Readers Version

1 I looked up again and saw four chariots. They were coming out from between two mountains. The mountains were made out of bronze. 2 The first chariot was pulled by red horses. The second one had black horses. 3 The third had white horses. And the fourth had spotted horses. All of the horses were powerful. 4 I asked the angel who was talking with me, “Sir, what are these?” 5 The angel answered, “The four spirits of heaven. They are going out to serve the Lord of the whole world. 6 The chariot pulled by the black horses is going toward the north country. The one with the white horses is going toward the west. And the one with the spotted horses is going toward the south.” 7 The powerful horses went out. They were in a hurry to go all over the earth. The angel said, “Go all through the earth!” So they did. 8 Then the Lord called out to me, “Look! The horses going toward the north have given my Spirit rest in the north country.” 9 A message came to me from the Lord. His angel said, 10 “Get some silver and gold from Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah. They have just come back from Babylonia. On that same day go to Josiah's house. He is the son of Zephaniah. 11 Use the silver and gold to make a crown. Set it on the head of the high priest Jeshua. He is the son of Jehozadak. 12 “Give Jeshua a message from the Lord who rules over all. He says, ‘Here is the man whose name is The Branch. He will branch out and build my temple. 13 That is what he will do. He will be dressed in majesty as if it were his royal robe. He will sit as king on his throne. He will also be a priest there. So he will combine the positions of king and priest in himself.’ 14 “The crown will be given to Heldai, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Zephaniah's son Hen. The crown will be kept in the Lord's temple. It will remind everyone that the Lord's promises will come true. 15 “Those who are far away will come to Jerusalem. They will help build the Lord's temple. Then his people will know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to them. It will happen if they are careful to obey the Lord their God.”

Zechariah 6

English Standard Version

1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. (Da 2:39) 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, (Zec 1:8; Re 6:4; Re 6:5) 3 the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong.[1] (Zec 1:8; Re 6:2) 4 Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” (Zec 1:9) 5 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. (Ps 104:4; Zec 3:4; Zec 4:14; Heb 1:7) 6 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.” (Jer 1:13; Zec 2:6; Zec 6:8; Zec 9:14) 7 When the strong horses came out, they were impatient to go and patrol the earth. And he said, “Go, patrol the earth.” So they patrolled the earth. (Zec 1:10) 8 Then he cried to me, “Behold, those who go toward the north country have set my Spirit at rest in the north country.” (Zec 6:6) 9 And the word of the Lord came to me: 10 “Take from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon, and go the same day to the house of Josiah, the son of Zephaniah. (2Ki 25:18; Ne 7:39; Zec 6:14) 11 Take from them silver and gold, and make a crown, and set it on the head of Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. (Zec 3:1; Zec 3:5) 12 And say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: for he shall branch out from his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord. (Zec 3:8; Mt 16:18; Eph 2:20; Heb 3:3) 13 It is he who shall build the temple of the Lord and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on his throne. And there[2] shall be a priest on his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”’ (Ps 21:5; Ps 110:4; Eze 21:27; Hag 2:9; Zec 6:12; Heb 3:1) 14 And the crown shall be in the temple of the Lord as a reminder to Helem,[3] Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah. (Ex 12:14; Zec 6:10; Mt 26:13; Mr 14:9) 15 “And those who are far off shall come and help to build the temple of the Lord. And you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. And this shall come to pass, if you will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.” (De 30:1; Isa 57:19; Isa 60:10; Zec 2:9; Eph 2:13; Eph 2:19)