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little displeased, and they helped forward the 13 Be silent, О all Resh, before the LORD, affliction.

for he is raised up out of his holy habitation 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord, I am

CHAP. III. returned to Jerusalem with mercies: iny ND he shewed me Joshua the high priest house shall be built in it, saith the Lord of standing before the angel of the LORD, hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth up- and Satan standing at his right band to re on Jerusalem.

sist him. 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the Lord of 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, Tbe hosts, My cities through prosperity shall yet LORD rebuke thee, 0 Satan; even the LORD he spread abroad; and ihe Lord shall yet that bath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem. not this a brand plucked out of the fire ?

18 1 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garand behold four horns.

ments, and stood before the angel. 19 And I said unto the angel that talked 4 And he answered and spake unto those with me, What he these? And he answered that stood hefore him, saying, Take away the me, These are the horns which have scatter-filthy garments from him. And unto him ed Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.

he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity 20And the LORD shewed nie four carpenters. to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with

21 Then said I, What come these to do? change of raiment. And he spake, saying, These are the horns 5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre which have scattered Judah, so that no man upon his head. So they set a sair mitre upon die lift up his head: but these are come to his head, and clothed him with garments. fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gen- And the angel of the Lord stood by. tiles, which lifted up their horn over the land 6 || And ihe angel of the Lord protested of Judah lo scatter il.

unto Joshua, saving, CHAP. II.

7. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, If thou LIFTED up mine eyes again, and look- wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep

ed, and behold a man with a measuring- my charge, then thou shalt also judge mj line in his hand.

house, and shall also keep my courts, and 1 2 Then said I, Whither goest thou ? and will give thee places to walk among these he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, 10 that stand by. see what is the breadth thereof, and what is 8 11 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, the length thereof.

thou, and thy fellow's that sit before thee; 3 And, behold, the angel that talked with for they are men wondered at: for, behold, 1 me went forth, and anoiher angel went out will bring forth my servant The BRANCH. to meet him,

9 Forbehold the stone that I have laid be. 4 And said unto him, Run, speak to this fore Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven young man, saying, Jerusalein shall be in- eyes : behold, I will engrave the graving babited as lowns without walls for the multi-thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will lude of men and cattle therein :

remove the iniquity of that land in one day. 5 For 1, saith the LORD), will be unto her 10 In that day, saith the Lord of hosis, f. wall of fire round abont, and will be the shall ye call every man his neighbour under glory in the inidst of her.

the vine and under the fig-tree. 61 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the

CHAP. IV. Sandaof the waterton sa als the Four : lors bane AND the angel akad talked with mecame heaven, saith the Lord.

wakened out of his sleep, 7 Deliver thyself, o Zion, that dwellest 2 And said unto me, l'hat seest thou? And with the daughter of Babylon.

I said, I have looked, and behold a candle8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, Afier stick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of the glory hath he sent me unto the nations it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven which spoiled you; for he that toucheth you pipes to the seven lamps which are upon the toucheth the apple of bis eye.

top thereof; 9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand up 3 And two olive-trees by it, one upon the on them, and they shall be a spoil to their right side of the bowl, and ihe other upen 'be servants: and ye shall know that the LORD left side thereof. of hosts hath sent me.

4 So I answered and spake to the angel 10 11 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zi- that talked with me, saying, What are these, on : for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the my lord ? midst of thee, saith the LORD.

5 Then the angel that talked with me an11 And many nations shall be joined to the swered and said unto me, Knowest thou nou Lord in that day, and shall be my people : what these be? And I said, No, my lord. and I will dwell in the midst of thee ; and 6 Then he answered and spake into me, Thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath saying, This is the word of the LORD unto sent me upto thee.

Zerubbabel, saying, Not by mighi, nor by 12 And the LORD shull inherit Judah bis power, but hy my Spirit, saith the Lord of portion in the holy land, and shall choose Je- hosts. rusalem again.

7 Who art thou, O great ipsuuntair-helose

heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the; 16 Since those days were, when one came dry land;

to an heap of twenty meusures, there were 7 And I will svake all nations, and the De- tut ten : when one came to the press-fat, for sire of all nations shall come: and I will fill to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. there were but twenty: 8 The silver is mines

, and the gold is mine, 17 I smole you with blasting, and with saith the LORD of hosts.

mildew, and with hail, in all the labours o. 9 The glory of this latter house shall be your hands ; yet ye turned not to me, saith greater than of the former, saith the LORD the Lord. Hof hosts : and in this place will I give peace, 18 Consider now from this day and upsaith the Lord of hosts.

ward, from the four and twentieth day of 10 1 In the four and twentieth day of the the ninth month, eren from the day that the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the consider i. prophet, saying,

19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet 11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Ask now live vine, and the tig-tree, and the pomegra the priests concerning the law, saying, nate, and the olive-tree, hath not brough

12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his forth: from this day will I bless you. garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, 20 | And again the word of the LORD or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, came unto Haggai, in the four and twentieth shall it be holy? and the priests answered day of the month, saying, and said, No.

21 Speak to Zerubbabcl governor of Judah, 13 Then said Haggai, If one that is un- saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; clean by a dead body touch any of these, 22 And I will overthrow the throne of king: shall it be unclean? And the priests answer-doms; and I will destroy the strength of the ed and said, I shall be unclean.

kingdoms of the heathen ; and I will over 1+. Then answered Haggai, and said, So throw the chariots,and those that ride in them is this people, and so is this nation before and the horses and their riders shall come me, saith the LORD); and so is every work down, every one by the sword of his brother. of their hands; and that which they offer 23 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, there is unclean.

will I take thee, Ö Zerubbabel, my servant, 15 And now, I pray you, consider from this the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and day and upward, from before a stone was laid will make thee as a signet : for I have chosen upou a stone in the temple of the LORD; thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

1 ZECHARIAH. CHAP. I.

8 I saw by night, and behold a man ri. the eighth monih, in the second year of|ding upon a rod horse, and he stood among

Darius, came the word of the Lord un- the myrtle-trees that were in the bottom; to Zechariah the son of Barachiah, the son and behind him were there red horses, speckof Iddo the prophet, saying,

led, and white. 2 The Lord hath been sore displeased 9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? with your fathers.

And the angel that talked with me said unto 3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus me, I will shew thee what these be. saith the Lord of hosis, turn ye unto me, 10 And the man that stood among the saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turu un myrtle-trees answered and said, These are to you, saith the Lord of hosts.

they whom the Lord hath sent to walk 10 4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom and fro through the earth. the former prophets have cried, saying, 11 And they answered the angel of the Thuis saith the Lord of hosts, Turn ye now LORD that stood among the myrule-trees, from your evil ways, and from your evil ds- and said, We have walked to and fro through ings : but they did not hear, nor hearken the eartn, and, behold, all the earth silleih unto me, saith the Lord.

still, and is at rest. 5 Your fathers, where are they? and the 12 . Then the angel of the Lord answered prophets, do they live for ever?

and said, O Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou 6 But ny words and my statutes, which not have mercy on Jerusalem, and on the ci I commanded my servants the prophets, did ties of Judah, against which thou hast had they not take hold of your fathers and they indignation these threescore and ten years ? returned, and said, Like as the Lord of 13 And the LORD answered the angel that bosts thought to do unto us, according to our talked with me with good words, and comways, and according to our doings, so hath Tortable words. he dealt with us.

14 So the angel that communed with me 711 Upon the four and twentieth day of the said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith elcventh month, which is the month Sebal, in the Lord of hosts, am jealous for Jerusathe second year of Darius, came the word lem and for Zion with a great jealousy: of the LORD into Zechariah the son of Ba 15 And I am very sore displeased with the rachiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 'heathen thal are at ease: for I was but a

little displeased, and they helped forward the 13 Be silent, О all flesh, before the LORD, affliction.

for he is raised up out of his holy habitation 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD, I am

CHAP. III. fouse shall be built in it,"saith The Les RD AND be shewed me Joshua the high priest

standing before the angel of the LORD, hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth up- and Satan standing at his right band to re on Jerusalem.

sist him. 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD ofl. 2 And the LORD said unto Sata?, The hosts, My cities through prosperity shall yet Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD he spread abroad; and ihe Lord shall yet that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee is comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem. not this a brand plucked out of the fire ?

18 1 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garand behold four horns.

ments, and stood before the angel. 19 And I said umo the angel that talked 4 And he answered and spake unto those with me, What be these? And he answered that stood before him, saying, Take away the me, These are the horns which have scatter-Gilthy garments from him." And unto him ed Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.

he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity 20 And the LORD shewed me four carpenters. to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with

21 Then said I, What come these to do? change of raiment. And he spake, saying, These are the horns 5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre which have scattered Judah, so that no man upon his head. So they set a sair mitre upon did lift up his head : but these are come to his head, and clothed him with garments, fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gen- And the angel of the LORD stood by. tiles, which lifted up their horn over the land 6 | And ihe angel of the LORD protested of Judah lo scatter it.

unto Joshua, saying, CHAP. II.

7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, If thou LIFTED up mine eyes again, and look-wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep

ed, and behold a man with a measuring my charge, then thou shalt also judge my line in his hand.

house, and shalt also keep my couris, and I 2 Then said I, Whither goest thou ? and will give thee places to walk among these he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to that stand by. see what is the breadth thereof, and what is 8 | Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, the length thereof.

thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee; 3 And, behold, the angel that talked with for they are men wondered at: for, behold, ! me went forth, and anoiher angel went out will bring forth my servant The BRANCH. to meet him,

9 Forbehold the stone that I have laid he. 4 And said unto him, Rum, speak to this fore Joshua ; upon one stone shall be seven young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be in- eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving habited as towns without walls for the multi- thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will !ude of men and cattle therein :

remove the iniquity of that land in one day. 5 For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her 10 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, e wall of fire round about, and will be the shall ye call every inan his neighbour order glory in the inidst of her.

the vine and under the fig-tree. 61 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the

CHAP. Iv. land of the nortlu, saith the Lord

for lokave A again, and waked me, as a man that is heaven, saith the LORD.

wakened out of his sleep, 7 Delivor thyself, O Zion, that dwellest 2 And said unto me, Ilhat seest thou? And trith the daughter of Babylon.

I said, I have looked, and behold a candle3 For thus saith the Lord of bosts, Afier stick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of the glory hath he sent me unto the nations it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven which spoiled you; for he that toucheth you pipes to the seven lamps which are upon the toucheth the apple of his eye.

top thereof; 9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand up-3 And two olive-trees by it, one upon the on them, and they shall be a spoil to their right side of the bowl, and the other upon be servants: and ye shall know that the Lord left side thereof. of hosts hath sent me.

4 So I answered and spake to the angel 10 f Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zi- that talked with me, saying, What are these, on : for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the my lord ? midst of thee, saith the LORD.

5 Then the angel that talked with me an11 And many nations shall be joined to the swered and said unto me, Knowest thou not Lord in that day, and shall be my people : what these be? And I said, No, ny lord. and I will dwell in the midst of thee; and 6 Then he answered and spake unto me, thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath saying, This is the word of the LORD unto seut me unto thee.

Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by 12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah his power, but toy my Spirit, saith the Lord of portion in the boly land, and shall choose Je-hosts. rusalem again.

7 Who art thou, O great mountain before

my lord.

Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain. and he 11 And he said unto me, To build it an shall bring forth the head-stone thereof with house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be shoutings, crying, Grace, grace, unto il. established, and set there upon her own base. 8 Moreover, the word of the Lord came

CHAP, VI. unto me, saying,

ND Iturned, and lifted up m:ve eyes, and 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the looked, and, behold, there came four foundation of this house ; his bands shall also chariots out from between two mountains ; finish il; and thou shall know that the LORD and the mountains were mountains of brass. of hosts hath sent me unto you.

2 In the first chariot were red horses, and 10 For who bath despised the day of small in the second chariot black horses, things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the. 3 And in the third chariot white horses, and plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which 4 Then I answered and said unto the anrun to and fro through the whole earth. gel that talked with me, What are these, my

1) { Then answered I, and said unto him, lord ? What are these two olive-trees upon the right 5 And the angel answered and said unto side of the candlestick, and upon the left side me. These are the four spirits of the beavens, thereof?

which go forth from standing before the 12 And I answered again, and said unto Lord of all the earth. him, What be these two olive-branches which, 6 The black horses which are therein go through the two golden pipes, emply the gol- forth into the north country; and the white deu oil out of themselves?

go forth after them; and the grisled go forth 13 And he answered me and said, Know- toward the south country. est thou not what these be ? And I said, No, 7 And the bay went forth, and sought to

go, that they might walk to and fro through 14 Then said he, These are the iwo anoint- the earth : and he said, Get you hence, walk od ones, that stand by the LORD of the whole to and fro through the eartb. So they walk. earth.

ed to and fro through the earth. CHAP. V.

8 Theu cried he upon me, and spake unin THEN I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, ine, saying, Behold, these that go toward T

and looked, and behold a flying roll. the north country have quieted my spirit in 2 And he said unto me, What secai thou? the north country. And I answered, I see a Nying roll; the 9 | And the word of the Lord came unto length thereof is twenty cubits, and the me, saying, breadth thereof ten cubits.

io Take of them of the captivity, eren of 3 Then said be unto me, This is the curse Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Fedaiah, which that goeth forth over the face of the whole are come from Babylon, and come thou the earth: for every one that stealeth shall be same day, and go into ihe house of Josiah cut off us on this side, according to it; and the son of Zephaniah; every one that sweareth shall be cut off us 11 Then take silver and gold, and make on that side, according to it.

crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua 4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, the son of Josedech, the high priest ; and it shall enter into the house of the thief, 12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus and into the house of him that sweareth faise-speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold ly by my name: and it shall remain in the the man whose name is The BRANCH; and midst of his house, and shall consume it, with he shall grow up out of his place, and he the timber thereof, and the stones thereof. shall build the temple of the LORD : 5 1 Then the angel that talked with me went 13 Even he shall build the temple of the forth, and said unto me, Lilt up now thige Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall eyes, and see what is this that gocth forth. sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be

6 And I said, What is it? And he said, a priest upon his throne : and the counsel or This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said peace shall be between them both. moreover, This is their resemblance through 14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and all the earth.

to Tobijal, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the 7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temof lead: and this is a woman that sitieth in ple of the LORD. the midst of the ephah.

15 And they that are far off shall come and & And he said, This is Wickedness. And he build in the teinple of the LORD; and ye shali cası it into the midst of the ephah, and he cast know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me the weight of lead upon the mouth thereus. unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye

9 Then lified I up mine eyes, and looked, will diligently obey the voice of ihe LORD and, behold, there came out two women, your God. and the wind was in their wings, (for they

CHAP. VII. had wings like the wings of a stork ;) and ND it came to pass in the fourth year of they lifted up the ephah between the earth king Darius, that the word of the LORD and the heaven.

came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of 10 Then said I to the angel that talked the ninth month, even in Chisleu; with ine, Whither do these bear the ephah?! 2 When they had sent unto the house of

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Goci Sherecer and Regem-melech, and their vellous in mine eyes ? saith the LORD of hosts. men, to pray before the Lord,

7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I 3 and to speak unio the priests which were will save my people from the cast country, in the house of the Lord of hosts, and to the and from the west country; prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth 8 And I will bring them, and they shall month, separating nyseli, as I have done dwell in the unidst of Jerusalem; and they these so many years

shall be my people, and I will be their God, 4 1 Then came the word of the LORD of in truth and in righteousness. hosts unto me, saying,

9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Let 5 Speak unto all the people of the land, your hands be strong, ye that bear in these and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted days these words by the mouth of the pidand mourned in the fifth and sevenih month, phets, which rere in the day that the foundaeven those seventy years, did ye at all last tion of the house of the LORD of hosts was unto me, even to me?

laid, that the temple might be tuilt. 6 And when ye did eat, and when ye did 10 For before these days there was no bire drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, and for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was drink for yourselres?

there any peace to him that went out or came 7 Should

ye

not hear the words which thelin, because of the afflictiou: for I set all mes Lordhath cried by the former prophets, when every one against his nciglibour. Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity, 11 But now I will not be unto the residue and the cities thereof round about her, when of this people as in the former days, saith men inhabited the south and the plain? the Lord of hosts.

8 [ And the word of the Lord came unto 12 For the sped shall be prosperons; the Zechariah, saying,

vine shall give her fruit, and ihe ground shall 9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, give her increase, and the heavens shall Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and give their dew; and I will cause the rem compassionis every man to his brother: nant of this people to possess all these things.

10 and oppress not the widow, nor the fa 13 And it shall come to pass, tnul as ve therless, the stranger, ror the poor; and let were a curse among the heathen, O House of none of you imagine evil against his brother Judah, and house of Israel; so wili sare in your heart.

you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear ner, il But they refused to hearken, and pull- but let your hands be strong. nd away the shoulder, and stopped their 14 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, As! ears, that they should not hear.

thought to punish you, when your fathers 12 Yea, they made their hearts as an ada- provoked me to wrathi, saith the Lord of mant-s!one, lest they should hear the law, hosts, and I repented not ; and the words which the LORD of hosts hath 15 So again have I thought in these days sent in bis Spirit hy the former prophets : to do well unto Jerusalem, and to the house therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of Judah: fear ye not. at hosts.

16 | These are the things that ye shal) 13 Therefore it is come to pass, thut as he do; Speak ye every man the truth 10 his tried, and they would not hear; so they cried, neighbour; execute the judgment of crutb and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts: and peace in your gares:

14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind 17 And lei none of you imagine evil in among all the nations whom they knew not your hearts against his ncighbour; and lore thus the land was desolate after them, that no false oath: for all these are things thall no man passed through nor returned; for bate, saith the Lord. they laid the pleasant land desolate.

18 [ And the word of the Lord of hosts CHAP. VII.

came unto me, saying, GAIN the word of the Lord of hosts 19 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Tbe fasi came to me, saying,

of the fourth month, and the last of the fifth, 2 Thus sain the LORD of hosts, I was jea- and the last of the seventh, and the last of lous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy jealous for her with great tury.

and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore 3 Thus saith the LORD, I am returned un- love the truto and peace. to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jeru 20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, It sheet salero: and Jerusalem shall be called A city yet come to piss, that there shall come peooi truth; and the mountain of the Lord of ple, and the inhabitants ot' many cities: hosts, The holy mountain.

And the inhabitants of one citu shall go 4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, There shall to another, saying, Let us go speed:ly to yet old men and old women dwell in the pray before the Lord, and to seek the LORD sueets of Jerusalem, and every man with his or hosts: I will staff in his hand for very age.

22 Yea, many people and strong nations 5 And the streets of the city shall be full of shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jeboys and girls playing in the streets thereof. rusalem, and to pray before the LORD.

& Thus saithi uie LORD) of hosts, If it be 23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, in those marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this days it shull come to pass, that len men shall people in these days, should it also be mar-'take hold, out of all languages of the nations

go also.

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