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the month Sebat, in the second year, abroad; and the LORD shall yet of Darius, came the word of the comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Lord unto Zechariah, the son of Jerusalem. Barachiah, the son of Iddo the pro-w 18 1 Then lifted I up mine eyes, phet, saying,

and saw, and behold four horns. 8 I saw by night, and behold a 19 And I said unto the angel that man riding upon a red horse, and he talked with me, What be these? stood among the myrtle-trees that and he answered me, These are the were in the bottom; and behind him horns which have scattered Judah, were there red horses, speckled, and Israel, and Jerusalem. white.

20 And the LORD shewed me 9 Then said I, O my lord, what four carpenters. are these ? And the angel that talk-r 21 Then said I, What come these ed with me said unto me, I will shew to do? And he spake, saying, These thee what these be.

are the horns which have scattered 10 And the man that stood among Judah, so that no man did lift up his the myrtle-trees answered and said, head: but these are come to fray These are they whom the LORD hath them, to cast out the horns of the sent to walk to and fro through the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn earth.

over the land of Judah to scatter it. 11 And they answered the angel

CHAP. II. of the LORD that stood among the v myrtle-trees, and said, We have and looked, and behold a man walked to and fro through the earth, with a measuring line in bis hand. and behold, all the earth sitleth still, g 2 Then said 1, Whither goest and is at rest.

thou? And he said unto me, To g 12 4 Then the angel of the LORD measure Jerusalem, to see whai is answered and said, O Lord of the breadth thereof, and what is the hosts, how long wilt thou not have length thereof. mercy on Jerusalem and on the 3 And behold, the angel that talk. cities of Judah, against which thou ed with me went forth, and another hast had indignation these threescore angel went out to meet him, and ten years ?

4 And said unto bim, Run, speak 13 And the LORD answered the to this young man, saying, Jerusalem angel that talked with me with good shall be inhabited as towns without words and comfortable words. walls for the multitude of men and

14 So the angel that communed calule therein : with me said unto me, Cry thou, 6 5 For I, saith the LORD, will be saying, Thus saith the LORD of unto her a wall of fire round about, hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and will be the glory in the midst of and for Zion with a great jealousy: her. w 15 And I am very sore displeased 6 | Ho, ho, come forth, and flee with the heathen that are at ease : from the land of the north, saith the for I was but a little displeased, and LORD: for I have spread you they helped forward the affliction. abroad as the four winds of the b 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD ; heaven, saith the LORD, I am returned to Jerusalem with g 7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that mercies : my house shall be built in dwellest with the daughter of Babyit, saith the LORD of hosts, and a lon. line shall be stretched forth upon ! 8 For thus saith the LORD of Jerusalem.

hosts: After the glory hath he sent 6 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the me unto the nations which spoiled LORD of hosts ; My cities through you : for he that toucheth' you, perity shall yet be spr toucheth the apple of his eye.

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r 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have with me went forth, and said unto laid the foundation of this house ; me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see bis hands shall also finish it; and what is this that goeth forth. thou shalt know that the Lord of 6 And I said, What is it? And hosts hath sent me unto you. he said, This is an epbah that goeth t 10 For who hath despised the forth. He said moreover, this is day of small things ? for ibey shall their resemblance through all the rejoice, and shalt see the plummet earth. in the hand of Zerubbabel with 7. And behold, there was lifted up those seven; they are the eyes of a talent of lead: and this is a wothe LORD, which run to and fro man that siueth in the midst of the through the whole earth.

epbah. 11 | Then answered I, and said E 8 And he said, This is wickunto him, What are these two olive-edness. And he cast it into the trees upon the right side of the can. midst of the epbah; and he cast the dlestick and upon the left side there weight of lead upon the mouth of?

thereof. i 12 And I answered again, and 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and said unto him, What be these two looked, and behold, there came out olive branches which through the two women, and the wind was in two golden pipes empty the golden their wings : for they had wings like oil out of themselves ?

the wings of a stork : and they lifted 13 And he answered me and up the epbah between the earth and said, Knowest thou not what these the heaven. be ?' And I said, No, my lord.

10 Then said I to the angel that D 14 Then said he, These are the talked with me, Whither do these two anointed ones, that stand by bear the ephah ? the Lord of the whole earth. g 11 And he said unto me, To build CHAP. V.

it a house in the land of Shinar: and THEN I turned, and lifted up it shall be established, and set there behold a flying 'roll.

CHAP. VI. 2 And he said unto me, Whatv seest thou? And I answered, I see

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mine eyes, and looked, and a flying roll; the length thereof is behold, there came four chariots twenty cubits, and the breadth there-out from belween two mountains ; of ten cubits.

and the mountains were mountains w 3 hen said he unto me, This is of brass. the curse that goeth forth over the 2 In the first chariot were red face of the whole eartlı : for every horses; and in the second chariot one that stealeth shall be cut off as black horses ; on this side, according to it; and 3 And in the third chariot white every one that sweareth shall be horses; and in the fourth chariot cut off as on that side, according to grizzled and bay horses. it.

4 Then I answered and said unto 4 I will bring it forth, saith the the angel that talked with me, What Lord of hosts, and it shall enter are these, my lord ? into the house of the thief, and into D 5 And the angel answered and the house of him that sweareth false- said unto me, These are the sour ly by my name : and it shall remain spirits of the heavens, which go in the midst of his house, and shall forth from standing before the LORD consume it with the timber thereof of all the earth. and the stones thereof.

6 The black horses which are v 5 1 Then the angel that talked therein go forth into the north coun

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try: and the white go forth afterto Zechariah in the fourth day of them; and the grizzled go forth the ninth month, even in Chisleu; toward the south country.

2 When they had sent unto the 7 And the bay went forth, and bouse of God, Sherezer and Resought to go that they might walk gem-melech, and their men, to pray to and fro through the earth : and before the LORD, he said, Get you hence, walk to and 3 And to speak unto the priests fro through the earth. So they which were in the house of the LORD walked to and fro through the earth. of hosts, and to the prophets, saying,

8 Then cried he upon me, and Should I weep in the fifth month, spake unto me, saying, Behold, separating myself, as I have done these that go toward ihe north coun- these so many years ? try have quieted my spirit in the 4 | Then came the word of the north country:

LORD of hosts unto me, saying, 9 1 And the word of the LORD c 5 Speak unto all the people of the came unto me, saying,

land, and to the priests, saying, g 10 Take of them of the captivity, When ye fasted and mourned in the eren of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of fifth and seventh month, even those Jedaiah, which are come from Ba- seventy years, did ye at all fast unto bylon, and come thou the same day, me, even to me? and go into the house of Josiah the 6 And when ye did eat, and when son of Zephaniah;

ye did drink, did not ye eat for 11 Then take silver and gold, yourselves, and drink for yourselves ? and make crowns, and set them up- 7 Should ye not hear the words on the head of Joshua the son of Jo- which the Lord hath cried by the sedech, the high priest ;

former propbets when Jerusalem po 12 And speak unto him, saying, was inhabited and in prosperity, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, and the cities thereof roundabout saying, Behold the man whose name her, when men inhabited the south is The BRANCH; and he shall and the plain ? grow up out of his place, and be 8 | And the word of the LORD shall build the temple of the LORD: came unto Zechariah, saying, b 13 Even he shall build the temple d 9 Thus speaketh the LORD of of the LORD; and he shall bear the hosts, saying, Execute true judgglory, and shall sit and rule upon ment, and shew mercy and comhis throne : and he shall be a priest passions every man to his brother : upon his throne : and the counsel of P 10 And oppress not the widow, peace shall be between them both. nor the fatherless, the stranger, for

14 And the crowns shall be to the poor ; and let none of you imaHelem, and to Tobijah, and to Je- gine evil against his brother in your daiah, and to Hen the son of Zepha- beart. niah, for a memorial in the temple 11 But they refused to hearken, of the Lord.

and pulled away the shoulder, and d 15 And they that are far off shall stopped their ears, that they should come and build in the temple of the not hear. Lord; and ye shall know that the t 12 Yea, they made their hearts Lord of bosts hath sent me unto as an adamant stone, lest they should you. And this shall come to pass, hear the law, and the words which if ye will diligently obey the voice the LORD of hosts hath sent in his of the LORD your God.

Spirit by the former prophets : thereCHAP. VII.

fore came a great wrath from the fourth year of king Darius, r 13 Therefore it is come to pass, that the word of the LORD came un- that as he cried, and they would not

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CHAPTER VIII.
hear; so they cried, and I would was no hire for man, nor any hire
not bear, saith the Lord of hosts : for beast ; neither was there any

14 But I scattered them with a peace to him that went out or came
whirlwind among all the nations in because of the affliction : for I
whom they knew not. Thus the set all men every one against his
land was desolate after them, that neighbour.
no man passed through nor return- 11 But now I will not be unto the
ed: for they laid the pleasant land residue of this people as in the for-
desolate.

mer days, saith the Lord of hosts.
CHAP. VIII.

b 12 For the seed shall be prosper-
of hosts came to me, say- and the ground shall give her in-

crease, and the heavens shall give
2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; their dew; and I will cause the
I was jealous for Zion with great remnant of this people to possess all
jealousy, and I was jealous for her these things.
with great fury.

d 13 And it shall come to pass, that
6 3 Thus saith the LORD; I am as ye were a curse among the hea-
returned unto Zion, and will dwell then, O house of Judah, and house
in the midst of Jerusalem: and Je- of Israel ; so will I save you, and
rusalem shall be called, A city of ye shall be a blessing : fear not, but
truth; and the mountain of the let your hands be strong.
LORD of hosts, The holy mountain. 14 For thus saith the LORD of

4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; hosts; As I thought to punish you,
There shall yet old men and old when your fathers provoked me to
women dwell in the streets of Jeru- wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and
salem, and every man with his staff I repented not:
in his hand for very age.

r 15 So again have I thought in
5 And the streets of the city shall these days to do well unto Jerusa-
be full of boys and girls playing in lem and to the house of Judah : fear
the streets thereof.

ve not.
6 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; ** 16 | These are the things that ye
If it be marvellous in the eyes of the shall do; Speak ye every man the
remnant of this people in these days, !ruth to his neighbour ; execute the
should it also be marvellous in mine judgment of truth and peace in your
eyes ? saith the Lord of hosts.

gales :
q7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts : P 17 And let none of you imagine
Behold, I will save my people from evil in your hearts against his neigh-
the east country, and from the west bour ; and love no false oath : for
country :

all these are things that I hate, saith
b 8 And I will bring them, and they the LORD.
shall dwell in the midst of Jerusa- f 18 | And the word of the LORD
lem: and they shall be my people, of hosts came unto me, saying,
and I will be their God, in truth and d 19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ;
in righteousness.

The fast of the fourth month, and the
d 9 I Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; fast of the fifth, and the fast of the
Let your hands be strong, ye that seventh, and the fast of the tenth,
hear in these days these words by shall be lo the house of Judah joy
the mouth of the prophets, which and gladness, and cheerful feasts;
were in the day thai the foundation therefore love the truth and peace.
of the house of the Lord of hosts 20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts :
was laid, that the temple might be It shall yet come to pass, that there
built.

shall come people, and the inhabi10 For before these days there I tants of many cities :

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