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Zechariah 1 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:1 - In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, hath a word of Jehovah been unto Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, the prophet, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:2 - 'Jehovah was wroth against your fathers -- wrath!

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:3 - And thou hast said unto them, Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, turn back unto Me, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, And I turn back unto you, said Jehovah of Hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:4 - Ye shall not be as your fathers, To whom the former prophets called, saying: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, Turn back I pray you, From your evil ways and from your evil doings, And they did not hearken, Nor attend to Me -- an affirmation of Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:5 - Your fathers -- where are they? And the prophets -- to the age do they live?

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:6 - Only, My words, and My statutes, That I commanded My servants the prophets, Have they not overtaken your fathers, And they turn back and say: As Jehovah of Hosts designed to do to us, According to our ways, and according to our doings, So He hath done to us?'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:7 - On the twenty and fourth day of the eleventh month, (it is the month of Sebat,) in the second year of Darius, hath a word of Jehovah been unto Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, the prophet, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:8 - I have seen by night, and lo, one riding on a red horse, and he is standing between the myrtles that are in the shade, and behind him are horses, red, bay, and white.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:9 - And I say, 'What are these, my lord?' And the messenger who is speaking with me saith unto me, 'I -- I do shew thee what these are.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:10 - And the one who is standing between the myrtles doth answer and say, 'These are they whom Jehovah hath sent to walk up and down in the land.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:11 - And they answer the messenger of Jehovah who is standing between the myrtles, and say, 'We have walked up and down in the land, and lo, all the land is sitting still, and at rest.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:12 - And the messenger of Jehovah answereth and saith, 'Jehovah of Hosts! till when dost Thou not pity Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, that Thou hast abhorred these seventy years?'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:13 - And Jehovah answereth the messenger, who is speaking with me, good words, comfortable words.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:14 - And the messenger who is speaking with me, saith unto me, 'Call, saying: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: I have been zealous for Jerusalem, and for Zion with great zeal.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:15 - And with great wrath I am wroth against the nations who are at ease, For I was a little wroth, and they assisted -- for evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:16 - Therefore, thus said Jehovah: I have turned to Jerusalem with mercies, My house is built in it, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, And a line is stretched over Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:17 - Again call, saying: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, Again do my cities overflow from good, And Jehovah hath again comforted Zion, And He hath fixed again on Jerusalem.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:18 - And I lift up mine eyes, and look, and lo, four horns.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:19 - And I say unto the messenger who is speaking with me, 'What are these?' And he saith unto me, 'These are the horns that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:20 - And Jehovah doth shew me four artizans.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:21 - And I say, 'What are these coming in to do?' And He speaketh, saying: 'These are the horns that have scattered Judah, so that no one hath lifted up his head, and these come in to trouble them, to cast down the horns of the nations who are lifting up a horn against the land of Judah -- to scatter it.'
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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