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Zechariah 1 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:1 - In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechari'ah the son of Berechi'ah, son of Iddo, the prophet, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:2 - "The LORD was very angry with your fathers.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:3 - Therefore say to them, Thus says the LORD of hosts: Return to me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:4 - Be not like your fathers, to whom the former prophets cried out, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.' But they did not hear or heed me, says the LORD.

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? So they repented and said, As the LORD of hosts purposed to deal with us for our ways and deeds, so has he dealt with us."

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:7 - On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month which is the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to Zechari'ah the son of Berechi'ah, son of Iddo, the prophet; and Zechari'ah said,

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:8 - "I saw in the night, and behold, a man riding upon a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen; and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:9 - Then I said, 'What are these, my lord?' The angel who talked with me said to me, 'I will show you what they are.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:10 - So the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered, 'These are they whom the LORD has sent to patrol the earth.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:11 - And they answered the angel of the LORD who was standing among the myrtle trees, 'We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth remains at rest.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:12 - Then the angel of the LORD said, 'O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou have no mercy on Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these seventy years?'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:13 - And the LORD answered gracious and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:14 - So the angel who talked with me said to me, 'Cry out, Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:15 - And I am very angry with the nations that are at ease; for while I was angry but a little they furthered the disaster.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:16 - Therefore, thus says the LORD, I have returned to Jerusalem with compassion; my house shall be built in it, says the LORD of hosts, and the measuring line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:17 - Cry again, Thus says the LORD of hosts: My cities shall again overflow with prosperity, and the LORD will again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.'"

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:18 - And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four horns!

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:19 - And I said to the angel who 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 - Then the LORD showed me four smiths.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:21 - And I said, "What are these coming to do?" He answered, "These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man raised his head; and these have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations who lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter it."
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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