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Zechariah 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Gold Lampstand and the Two Olive Trees

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:1 - Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:2 - He asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:3 - Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:4 - I asked the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:5 - He answered, “Do you not know what these are?” “No, my lord,” I replied.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:6 - So 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 Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:7 - “What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:8 - Then the word of the LORD came to me:
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:9 - “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:10 - “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the LORD that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone[fn] in the hand of Zerubbabel?”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:11 - Then I asked the angel, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:12 - Again I asked him, “What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:13 - He replied, “Do you not know what these are?” “No, my lord,” I said.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:14 - So he said, “These are the two who are anointed to[fn] serve the Lord of all the earth.”
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Or two who bring oil and

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