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Zechariah 6 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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A Vision of Four Chariots

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:1 - Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:2 - The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses,
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:3 - the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:4 - Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:5 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:6 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:7 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:8 - Then he cried to me, “Behold, those who go toward the north country have set my Spirit at rest in the north country.”

The Crown and the Temple

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:9 - And the word of the LORD came to me:
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:10 - “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.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:11 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:12 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:13 - 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[fn] shall be a priest on his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:14 - And the crown shall be in the temple of the LORD as a reminder to Helem,[fn] Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:15 - “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.”
ESV Footnotes
Or and the fourth chariot strong dappled horses
Or he
An alternate spelling of Heldai (verse 10)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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