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Zechariah 6 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Four Chariots
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:1 - Then I looked up again and saw four chariots coming from between two bronze mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:2 - The first chariot was pulled by red horses, the second by black horses,
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:3 - the third by white horses, and the fourth by powerful dappled-gray horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:4 - “And what are these, my lord?” I asked the angel who was talking with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:5 - The angel replied, “These are the four spirits[fn] of heaven who stand before the Lord of all the earth. They are going out to do his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:6 - The chariot with black horses is going north, the chariot with white horses is going west,[fn] and the chariot with dappled-gray horses is going south.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:7 - The powerful horses were eager to set out to patrol the earth. And the LORD said, “Go and patrol the earth!” So they left at once on their patrol.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:8 - Then the LORD summoned me and said, “Look, those who went north have vented the anger of my Spirit[fn] there in the land of the north.”
The Crowning of Jeshua
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:9 - Then I received another message from the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:10 - “Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah will bring gifts of silver and gold from the Jews exiled in Babylon. As soon as they arrive, meet them at the home of Josiah son of Zephaniah.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:11 - Accept their gifts, and make a crown[fn] from the silver and gold. Then put the crown on the head of Jeshua[fn] son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:12 - Tell him, ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Here is the man called the Branch. He will branch out from where he is and build the Temple of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:13 - Yes, he will build the Temple of the LORD. Then he will receive royal honor and will rule as king from his throne. He will also serve as priest from his throne,[fn] and there will be perfect harmony between his two roles.’
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:14 - “The crown will be a memorial in the Temple of the LORD to honor those who gave it—Heldai,[fn] Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Josiah[fn] son of Zephaniah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:15 - People will come from distant lands to rebuild the Temple of the LORD. And when this happens, you will know that my messages have been from the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. All this will happen if you carefully obey what the LORD your God says.
NLT Footnotes
Or the four winds.
Hebrew is going after them.
Hebrew have given my Spirit rest.
As in Greek and Syriac versions; Hebrew reads crowns.
Hebrew Joshua, a variant spelling of Jeshua.
Or There will be a priest by his throne.
As in Syriac version (compare 6:10); Hebrew reads Helem.
As in Syriac version (compare 6:10); Hebrew reads Hen.

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