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Zechariah 1 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:1 - In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Jehovah unto Zechariah the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, the prophet, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:2 - Jehovah was sore displeased with your fathers.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:3 - Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Return unto me, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will return unto you, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:4 - Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets cried, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Return ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:5 - Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:6 - But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not overtake your fathers? and they turned and said, Like as Jehovah of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:7 - Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Jehovah unto Zechariah the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, the prophet, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:8 - I saw in the night, and, behold, a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle-trees that were in the bottom; and behind him there were horses, red, sorrel, and white.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:9 - Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will show thee what these are.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:10 - And the man that stood among the myrtle-trees answered and said, These are they whom Jehovah hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:11 - And they answered the angel of Jehovah that stood among the myrtle-trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:12 - Then the angel of Jehovah answered and said, O Jehovah of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:13 - And Jehovah answered the angel that talked with me with good words, even comfortable words.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:14 - So the angel that talked with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:15 - And I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:16 - Therefore thus saith Jehovah: I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies; my house shall be built in it, saith Jehovah of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth over Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:17 - Cry yet again, saying, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: My cities shall yet overflow with prosperity; and Jehovah shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:18 - And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, four horns.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:19 - And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:20 - And Jehovah showed me four smiths.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:21 - Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head; but these are come to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations, which lifted up their horn against the land of Judah to scatter it.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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