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Zechariah 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Return to Me, Declares Yahweh

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In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, the word of [fn]Yahweh came to Zechariah the prophet, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:2 - “Yahweh was very wrathful against your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:3 - “Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts, “Return to Me,” declares Yahweh of hosts, “that I may return to you,” says Yahweh of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:4 - “Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets called out, saying, ‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts, “Return now from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.”’ But they did not listen or give heed to Me,” declares Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:5 - “Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:6 - “But did not My words and My statutes, which I commanded My slaves the prophets, overtake your fathers? Then they [fn]returned and said, ‘As Yahweh of hosts purposed to do to us in accordance with our ways and our deeds, so He has done with us.’”’”

A Man on a Red Horse

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On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of Yahweh came to Zechariah the prophet, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:8 - I saw at night, and behold, a man was riding on a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees which were in the ravine, with red, sorrel, and white horses behind him.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:9 - Then I said, “My lord, what are these?” And the angel who was speaking with me said to me, “I will show you what these are.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:10 - And the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered and said, “These are those whom Yahweh has sent to [fn]patrol the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:11 - So they answered the angel of Yahweh who was standing among the myrtle trees and said, “We have [fn]patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth is sitting still and quiet.”
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Then the angel of Yahweh answered and said, “O Yahweh of hosts, how long will You have no compassion for Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which You have been indignant these seventy years?”

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:13 - Yahweh answered the angel who was speaking with me with good words, comforting words.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:14 - So the angel who was speaking with me said to me, “Call out, saying, ‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts, “I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:15 - “But I am very wrathful with the nations who are at ease; for I was only a little wrathful, but they helped increase the calamity.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:16 - ‘Therefore thus says Yahweh, “I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it,” declares Yahweh of hosts, “and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:17 - “Again, call out, saying, ‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts, “My cities will again overflow with good, and Yahweh will again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.”’”

Four Horns and Craftsmen

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[fn]Then I lifted up my eyes and saw, and behold, there were four horns.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:19 - So I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these?” And he said to me, “These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:20 - Then Yahweh showed me four craftsmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:21 - And I said, “What are these coming to do?” And he said, “These are the horns which have scattered Judah so that no man lifts up his head; but these craftsmen have come to cause them to tremble, to throw down the horns of the nations who have lifted up their horns against the land of Judah in order to scatter it.”
LSB Footnotes
The personal covenant name of God, a form of I AM WHO I AM, cf. Ex 3:14-15
Or repented
Lit walk about through
Lit walked about through
Ch 2:1 in Heb
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