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My house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts,

And a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts;

My cities through 'prosperity shall yet be spread abroad;
And the LORD shall yet comfort Zion,

And shall yet choose Jerusalem. 18, 19 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and, bebold, four horns. And I said unto

the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are 20 the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. And the LORD 21 showed me four carpenters. Then said I, What come these to do? And be spake,

saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.

I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and, behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, 'To 2 measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length 3 thereof. And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another 4 angel went out to meet him, and said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying,

Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls For the multitude of men and cattle therein : 5 For I, saith the LORD,

Will be unto her a wall of fire round about,

And will be the glory in the midst of her. 6 Ho! ho ! come forth,

And flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD:
For I have spread you abroad

As the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD, 7 Deliver thyself, O Zion,

That dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. 8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts;

After the glory hath he sent me
Unto the nations which spoiled you :
For he that toucheth you

Toucheth the apple of his eye.
9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them,

And they shall be a spoil to their servants :

And ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me. 10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion :

For, lo, I come,

And I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
11 And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day,

And shall be my people :
And I will dwell in the midst of thee.

And thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee. 12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion

In the holy land,

And shall choose Jerusalem again. 13 Be silent, О all flesh, before the LORD :

For he is raised up out of his holy habitation. 3. And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the

LORD, and 3 Satan standing at his right hand 4 to resist him. And the Lord 2 said unto Satan,

The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan;
Even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee :

Is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused 1 Heb. good.

3 That is, an adversary. 2 Heb. The habitation of his holiness.

4 Heb. to be his adversary.

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thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. 5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre

upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood 6, 7 by. And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts :

If thou wilt walk in my ways, And if thou wilt keep my 'charge, Then thou shalt also judge my house, And shalt also keep my courts,

And I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by. 8 Hear now, 0 Joshua the high priest,

Thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee :
For they are 3 men wondered at:

For, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 9 For, behold, the stone that I have laid before Joshua;

Upon one stone shall be seven eyes:
Behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts,

And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. 10 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts,

Shall ye call every man his neighbour
Under the vine and under the fig tree.

1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that 1 is wakened out of his sleep, and said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I 2 have looked, and, behold, a candlestick all of gold, 4 with a bowl upon the top of

it, and his seven lamps thereon, and 5 seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are 3 upon the top thereof; and two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the

bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. 4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are 5 these, my lord ? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, 6 Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then he answered

and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying

Not by 6 might, nor by power,
But by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
7 Who art thou, O great mountain ?

Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain :
And he shall bring forth the headstone thereof

With shoutings, crying, Grace ! grace unto it! 8,9 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, The hands of Zerub.

babel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and 10 thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. For who

hath despised the day of small things ? 7 for they shall rejoice, and shall see the 8 plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven ; they are the eyes of the

LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth. 11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the 12 right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? And I answered

and said unto him. What be these two olive branches which 9 through the 13 two golden pipes 10 empty'l the golden oil out of themselves? And he answered 14 me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then

said he, These are the two 12 anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth,

5 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, a flying roll.

And he said unto me, What seest thou ? And I answered, I see a flying roll; 2,3 the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Then

said he unto me,

1 Or, ordinance.

7 Or, since the seven eyes of the LORD shall rejoice. 2 Heb. walks.

8 Heb. stone of tin. 3 Heb. men of wonder, or, sign.

9 Heb, by the hand of. 4 Heb. toith her boul.

10 Or, empty out of themselvcs oil into the gold. 5 Or, seven several pipes to the lamps, &c. 11 Heb. the goki. 6 Or, army.

12 Heb. sons of oil,

This is the curse that goeth forth
Over the face of the whole earth :
For every one that stealeth shall be cut off
As on this side according to it;
And every one that sweareth shall be cut off
As on that side according to it.
I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts,
And it shall enter into the house of the thief,
And into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name :
And it shall remain in the midst of his house,
And shall consume it

With the timber thereof and the stones thereof. 5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now 6 thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. And I said, What is it?' And

he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their 7 resemblance through all the earth. And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of 8 lead : and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. And he said,

This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the 9 weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked,

and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork : and they lifted up the ephah between

heaven. Then said I to the angel that talked with me. Whither 11 do these bear the ephah? And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land

of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base. B. And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came

four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were moun. 2 tains of brass. In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot 3 black horses; and in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot 4 grisled and s bay horses. Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked

with me, What are these, my lord ? 5 And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four 4 spirits of the 6 heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. The

black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go 7 forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country. And the

bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they

walked to and fro through the earth. 8 Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go

toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country. 9,10 AND the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Take of them of the cap

tivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon,

and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zepha. 11 niah ; then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head 12 of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest; and speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying,

Behold, the man whose name is The BRANCH;
And he shall 5 grow up out of his place,

And he shall build the temple of the LORD : 13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD ;

And he shall bear the glory,
And shall sit and rule upon his throne;
And he shall be a priest upon his throne :

And the counsel of peace shall be between them both. 14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to 15 Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the LORD. And

they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts bath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.

1 Or, enery one of this people that stealeth

holdeth himself guiltless, as it doth. 2 Or, weighty piece.

3 Or, strong
4 Or, winds.
5 Or, branch up from tender him.

og AND it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that the word of the

LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the ninth month, even in Chisleu; 2 when they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regem-melech, and their 3 men, 'to pray before the LORD, and to speak unto the priests which were in the

house of the Lord of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the

fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many years? 4,5 Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying, Speak unto all the

people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in

the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, 6 even to me? And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, 2 did not ye eat for 7 yourselves, and drink for yourselves? S Should ye not hear the words which the Lord hath cried 4 by the former prophets, when Jerusale

Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south

and the plain? 8,9 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying,

5 Execute true judgment, And show mercy and compassions every man to his brother : 10 And oppress not the widow,

Nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor ;

And let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart. 11

But they refused to hearken,
And pulled away the shoulder,
! And 7 stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone,

Lest they should hear the law,
And the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent
In his spirit 8 by the former prophets :

Therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts. 13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried,

And they would not hear;
So they cried,

And I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts ; 14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind

Among all the nations whom they knew not.
Thus the land was desolate after them,
That no man passed through nor returned :

For they laid the pleasant land desolate.
Q AGAIN the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying,

Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
2 I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy,

And I was jealous for her with great fury. 3 Thus saith the LORD;

I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem :
And Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth;
And the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts;
There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem,

And every man with his staff in his hand 10 for very age.
5 And the streets of the city shall be full
Of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.

Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
If it be 11 marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days,
Should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the Lord of hosts.

Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
Behold, I will save my people from the east country,
And from the 12 west country;

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1 Heb. to intreat the face of the LORD.
2 Or, be not ye they that, &c.
3 Or, Are not these the words.
4 Heb. by the hand of, &c.
5 Heb. Judge judgment of truth.
6 Heb. they gave a backsliding shoulder.

7 Heb. made heavy.
8 Heb. by the hand of.
9 Heb. land of desire.
10 Heb. for multitude of days.
11 Or, hard, or, difficult.
12 Heb. the country of the going down of the sun,
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8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem :

And they shall be my people, and I will be their God,

In truth and in righteousness.
9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts;

Let your hands be strong,
Ye that hear in these days
These words by the mouth of the prophets,
Which were in the day
That the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid,

That the temple might be built. 10 For before these days

1 There was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; Neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in Because of the affliction :

For I set all men every one against his neighbour. 11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people

As in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts. 19 For the seed shall be prosperous;

The vine shall give her fruit,
And the ground shall give her increase,
And the heavens shall give their dew;

And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. 13 And it shall come to pass,

That as ye were a curse among the heathen,
O house of Judah, and house of Israel;
So will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing:

Fear not, but let your hands be strong. 14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts;

As I thought to punish you,
When your fathers provoked me to wrath,

Saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not: 15 So again have I thought in these days

To do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: 16 These are the things that ye shall do;

Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour;

3 Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates : 17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour;

And love no false oath :

For all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD. 18 And the word of the Lord of hosts came unto me, saying, 19 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of

the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the

house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful 4 feasts; therefore love the truth 20 and peace. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there 21 shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities and the inhabitants of one

city shall go to another, saying, Let us go 50 speedily 7 to pray before the LORD 22 and to seek the Lord of hosts: I will go also. Yea, many people and strong

nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before 23 the Lord. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass,

that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

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THE burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach,
And Damascus shall be the rest thereof :
When the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel,
Shall be toward the LORD.

1 Or, The hire of man became nothing, &c.
2 Heb. of peace.
3 Heb. Judge truth and the judgment of
peace.

4 Or, solemn, or, sct times.
5 Or, continually.
6 Heb. gořng.
7 Heb. to intreat the face of the LORD.

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