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Jerusalem measured. 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned r to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. 17 CryP; saying, Thus saith the LoRD of hosts; My cities through 4 prosperity shall #. be spread abroad; and s the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose t Jerusalem. 18 "I Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. 19 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these ? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. 20 And the LORD showed me four carpenters. 21. Then said I, What come these to do o And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered u 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 v their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it. CHAPTER II. An angel sent to measure Jerusalem, and its flourishing state under God's protection foretold. LIFTED up mine eyes again, ... and looked, and behold a man with a measuring-line in his hand. 2 Then said I, Whither goest

thou? And he said unto me, To P

measure b Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. 3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him, 4 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, jerusa. lem shall be inhabited c as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein : 5 For I, saith the LoRD, will be unto her a wall d of fire round about, and will be the glory e in the midst of her. 6 ‘s Ho, ho, come forth, and fleef from the land of the north, saith the LORD : for Ig have spread you abroad, as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD. 7 Deliver h thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Ba


§ 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 i toucheth the apple of his eye. .

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Restoration of the church. 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 T. Sing 1 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 m shall be joined to the LORD in that day and shall be my people : and I will dwell n in the midst of thee : and

. . thou shalt know that the LORD of

hosts hath sent me unto thee. 12 And the LORD shall inherito Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choosep Jerusalem again. 13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD : for he is raised up out of 1 his holy habitation. CHAPTER III. 1 Under the type of Joshua, the restoration of the Church promised. 8 Christ foretold. ND he showed me Joshuaa the - high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and l Satan b olius at his right hand to 2 resist ll IIT. 2 And the IORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke c thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not o,” brand d plucked out of the

re 3 Now Joshua was clothed with e filthy garments, and stood before the angel. 4 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, Ié have caused thine iniquity to pass g from thee, and 1 will clothe thee with change h of rainment. 5 And I said, Let them set a fair i mitre upon his he So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by. 6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying, 7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my 3 charge, then thou shalt also judge my house and shalt also keep my courts; and I will give thee 4 places to walk among these that stand by. 8. Hear now, Q Joshua, the high priest, thou and thy fellows that sit before thee : for they are men. 5 wondered at: for behold I will bring forth my servant, the BRANCH.k 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua ; upon one stone, shall be seven l eyes: behold, I will

Zerubbabel's foundation. engrave the graving thereof, saith to: h; .*.*.*. the iniquity of that land in one day 10 lu that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree. CHAPTER IV. By the golden candlestick is foreshowed the good suecess of Zerubbabel's foundation. ND the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, 2 And said unto me, What seest thou ! And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with 1 a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and 2 seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: 3 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 these, my lord f 5Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be { And I said, No, my lord. 6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not a by 3 might, nor by }. but by my spirit, Saith the ORD of hosts. 7 Who art thou, O great mountain 4 before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain : and he shall bring forth the head-stone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, orace, unto it

lo. 8 Moreover the word of the LoftD came unto me, saying, 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation b of this house; his hands shall also finish c it ; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. 10 For who hath despised the da of small things 4 for they shall rejoice, and shall see the 5 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 *s. Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick, and upon the left side thereoff 12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olivebranches, which 6 through the two golden pipes 7 empty 8 the golden oil out of themselves 1 13 And he answered me and said,

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(CHAP. 4.) 1 her. 2 or, seven several pipes to the lamps. a Ho. 1.7. 3 or, army. b Ezr.3.8-13. c Ezr.6.14, 15. 4 or, since the seven | eyes of the LORD shall.

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T empty out of themselves oil into the gold.

8 the gold.

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Babylon's ruin. Knowest thou not what these bef And I said, No, my lord. 14 Then said he, These d are the two 9 anointed ones, that stande by the LORD of the whole earth. CHAPTER W.

1. By the flying roll, is showed the

corse of thieves and of false swear

ers, 5 Babylon's ruin. To I turned, and lifted up

mine eyes, and looked, and be

hold a flying roll.a 2 And he said unto me, What seest thou ! And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. 3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth : for every One 1 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. 4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter b into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth c falsely by my name : and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and d shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

- Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. 6 And I said, What is it ! And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the €

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arth. 7 And behold, there was lifted up a 2 talent of lead : and this is a e woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah ; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. : 9 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 the earth and the heaven. 10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah 11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar:f and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base. CHAPTER VI. 1 The vision of the four chariots. .9 The temple and kingdom of Christ the Branch showed. .. Ao. 1 turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold,


Kingdom of Christ shown. there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. 2 In the first chariot were red a horses; and in the second chariot black horses; 3 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grizzled and 1 bay horses. 4 Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord 7 5 And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four 2 spirits of the heavens, which go forth b from standing c before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them ; and the grizzled go forth toward tile south country. 7 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk d 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 i. unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have e quieted my spirit in the north country. 9 || And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 10 Take of them of the captivity, 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 Zephaniah ; 11 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, f and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest ; 12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Bello!d the man whose name is 'I'he BRANCH; g and he shall 3 grow up out of his place, and he shall build h the temple of the O


13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD ; and he i shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest k upon his throne : , and the counsel of peace l shall be between them both.

14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephanjah, for a memorial m in the temple of the LORD.

15 And they that are far off n shall come and build in the temple of the LoRD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me


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(CHAP. 6.) a ch. 1.8. Re. 6.2-5. 1 or, strong. 2 or, winds. b He. 1.14. c ch. 4.14. 1 Ki.22, 19. H)a.7.10. Lu. l. 19. d ch. 1.10. Job 1.7. e Is. 1.24. Eze. 16.42, 43.

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Captives reproved.

unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently o obey the voice of the LORD your God. CHAPTER VII. 1 The captives inquire of fasting : 4 Zechariah reproveth them, 8 Sin the cause of their captivity. A*, D it came to pass in the fourth *. 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 men, to 1 pray before the LORD, 3 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 of Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying, 5 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, a did ye at all fast unto me, b even to me ! 6 And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, 2 did ye not eat for gourselves, and drink for yourselves? 7 3 Should ye not hear the words which the LoBD hath cried 4 by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the south and the plain : 8 *|| And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying, . 9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, 5 loxecute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother : 10 And oppress not the widow,

4 by the hand,


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mor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and iet none of you. imagine evil against his brother in your heart. ll. But they refused to hearken, and 6 pulled away the shoulder, and 7 stopped their ears, that they should not hear. 12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant-stone,c lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Lorp of hosts fath sent in his spirit, 8 by the former prophets: therefore d came a great wrath rom the LORD of hosts. 13. Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; e so they cried, and I would not hear, Saith the LORD of hosts. 14 But I scattered f them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom 9 they knew not ; thus the

Jerusalem's restoration.

land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the 9 pleasant land h desolate. CHAPTER VIII. , Jerusalem's restoration. 9 They are encouraged to the building by God's favour to them. GAIN the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I a 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 b called, A city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD c of hosts, The holy d mountain. 4 Thus saith the [AORD of hosts : e There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for 1 very age. 5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereon. 6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts : If it be 2 marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should fit also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of

hosts. 7 Thus saith the IORD of hosts; Behold Ig will save my people from the east country, and from the 3 west country : 8 And h I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem : and i they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in k truth and in righteousness. 9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, l ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day m that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built. 10 For before these days 4 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 n 1 set all men every one against his neighbour. 11 But now o I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts. 12 For the seed shall be 5 prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and p the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their o à. I . cause the remnant of this people to possess all q these o, Po p po


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God encourageth to build.

13 And it shall come to pass, that r as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will 1 save you, and ye shall be a blossing: fear mot, but let your hands be strong.

14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; s 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: fear ye

not. t 16 T These are the things that ye shall do; Speak u ye every man the truth to his neighbour; 6.execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates : 17 And let none of you imagine v evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath : for all these are things that l hate, saith the LORD. 18 °s And the word of the LORD cf hosts came unto me, saying, 19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: The fast of the fourth w month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh,a and the fast of the tenth, y shall be to the house of Judah joy z and gladness, and 7 cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace. 20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: 21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Leta tus go 8 speedily to 9 pray before the [.ORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also. 22 Yea, many b people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. + 23 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. CHAPTER IX. 1 God defendeth his church. 9 Zion 7s eachorted to rejoice for the coming of Christ. HE burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and a Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD. 2 And Hamath also shall border

... thereby; Tyrus,b and Zidon, though

it be very wise.

Promises of victory. 3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold, as the mire of the streets. 4 Behold, the LORD will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire. 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron for her expectation shall be ashamed ; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabi

ted. 6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. 7 And I will take away his 1 blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a overnor in Judah, and Ekron as a ebusite. 8 And I will encamp c about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth : and no oppressor shall pass through them any more : for now have I seen with mine eyes. 9 *|| Rejoice d greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem : behold, thy king cometh unto thee: he e is just, and 2 having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of

all &SS. 10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle-bow shall be cut off; and he shall speak peace unto the heathen : and his domimion shall be from sea even to Sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth. 11 As for thee also, 3 by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners fout of the pit worein is no water. 12 ‘I Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope ; even to-day do I declare that I will render double g unto thee; 13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sqms, O Greece, an made thee as the Sword of a mighty man. 14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrowh shal o forth as the lightning : and the rd God shallblow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwindsi of the south, 15 The LoRD of hosts shall defend them; and they all devour and


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Destruction of Jerusalem. subdue 4 with, sling-stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall 5 be filled like bowls and as k the corners of the altar. 16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people : for l they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign m upon his land. 17. For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty corn shall make the young men & cheerful, and new wine the maids. CHAPTER X. 1 God is to be sought unto, and not idols. 5 As he visited his flock for sin, so he will save and restore them.

SK ye of the Lord rain a in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD, shall make 1 bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. 2 For the 2idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: b therefore they went their way as a flock, they were 3 troubled, because there was no shepherd. 3 Mine anger was kindled against the , shepherds, c and I 4 punished the goats: for the LoRD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horsed in the battle. 4 Out of him came forth the corner, e out of him the nail, f out of him the battle-bow, out of him every oppressor together. 5 *s And they shall be as mighty men, which tread downg their enenies in the mire of the streets in the battle : and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and 5 the riders qn horses shall be


6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for h I have mercy upon them : and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LoRD their GoD, and will-hear them. 7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shalli rejoice , as through wine : ea, their children shall see it, and e glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD. . 8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased. 9 And I will sow k them among

the people: and they shall rememberl me in far countries: and they

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