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Zechariah 4:6 | New Int. Readers Version English Standard Version

Zechariah 4:6 | New Int. Readers Version

A Vision of the Gold Lampstand and Two Olive Trees

1 Then the angel who was talking with me returned. He woke me up. It was as if I had been asleep. 2 “What do you see?” he asked me. “I see a solid gold lampstand,” I answered. “It has a bowl on top of it. There are seven lamps on it. Seven tubes lead to each of them. 3 There are two olive trees by the lampstand. One is on its right side. The other is on its left.” 4 I asked the angel who was talking with me, “Sir, what are these?” 5 He answered, “Don't you know what they are?” “No, sir,” I replied. 6 So he said to me, “A message came to Zerubbabel from the Lord. He said, ‘Your strength will not get my temple rebuilt. Your power will not do it either. Only the power of my Spirit will do it,’ says the Lord who rules over all. 7 “So nothing can stop Zerubbabel from completing the temple. Even a mountain of problems will be smoothed out by him. When the temple is finished, he will put its most important stone in place. Then the people will shout, ‘God bless it! God bless it!’ ” 8 A message came to me from the Lord. His angel said, 9 “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple. His hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to you. 10 “Do not look down on the small amount of work done on the temple so far. People will be filled with joy when they see Zerubbabel holding the most important stone. “The seven eyes on the stone are the eyes of the Lord himself. He looks out over the whole earth.” 11 Then I said to the angel, “I see two olive trees. One is on the right side of the lampstand. The other is on the left. What are those trees?” 12 I continued, “I also see two olive branches. They are next to the two gold pipes that pour out golden olive oil. What are those branches?” 13 He answered, “Don't you know what they are?” “No, sir,” I said. 14 So he told me, “They are Zerubbabel and Jeshua. The Lord of the whole earth has anointed them to serve him.”

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English Standard Version

A Vision of a Golden Lampstand

1 And the angel who talked with me came again and woke me, like a man who is awakened out of his sleep. 2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and seven lamps on it, with seven lips on each of the lamps that are on the top of it. 3 And there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.” 4 And I said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” 5 Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” 6 Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. 7 Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’” 8 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 9 “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. 10 For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. “These seven are the eyes of the Lord, which range through the whole earth.” 11 Then I said to him, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?” 12 And a second time I answered and said to him, “What are these two branches of the olive trees, which are beside the two golden pipes from which the golden oil* is poured out?” 13 He said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” I said, “No, my lord.” 14 Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones* who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”