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r 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have with me went forth, and said unto laid the foundation of this house ; me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see bis bands shall also finish it; and what is this that goeth forth. thou shalt know that the Lord of 6 And I said, What is it? And hosts hath sent me unto you. he said, This is an ephah that goeth t 10 For who hath despised the forth. He said moreover, This is day of small things ? for ihey shall their resemblance through all the rejoice, and shalt see the plummet earth. in the hand of Zerabbabel with 7 And behold, there was lifted up those seven; they are the eyes of a talent of lead: and this is a wothe LORD, which run to and fro man that siueth in the midst of the through the whole earth.

epbah. 11 | Then answered I, and said E 8 And he said, This is wickunto him, What are these two olive-edness. And he cast it into the trees upon the right side of the can- midst of the epbah; and he cast the dlestick and upon the left side there weight of lead upon the mouth of?

thereof. i 12 And I answered again, and 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and said unto bim, What be these two looked, and behold, there came out olive branches which through the two women, and the wind was in two golden pipes empty the golden their wings : for they had wings like oil out of themselves ?

the wings of a stork : and they lifted 13 And he answered me and up the ephah between the earth and said, Knowest thou not what these the heaven. be ?' And I said, No, my lord. 10 Then said I to the angel that D 14 Then said he, These are the talked with me, Whither do these two anointed ones, that stand by bear the ephah? the Lord of the whole earth. § 11 And he said unto me, To build CHAP. V.

it a house in the land of Shinar : and THEN I turned, and lifted up it shall be established, and set there behold a .


, seest thou ? And I answered, I see a Aying roll; the length thereof is behold, there came four chariots twenty cubits, and the breadth there- out from belween two mountains ; of ten cubits.

and the mountains were mountains w 3 Then said he unto me, This is of brass. the curse that goeth forth over the 2 In the first chariot were red face of the whole earth : for every horses ; and in the second chariot one that stealeth shall be cut off as black horses ; on this side, according to it; and 3 And in the third chariot white every one that sweareth shall be horses; and in the fourth chariot cul off as on that side, according to grizzled and bay horses. it.

4 Then I answered and said unto 4 I will bring it forth, saith the the angel that talked with me, What LORD of hosts, and it shall enter are ibese, my lord ? into the house of the thief, and into D 5 And the angel answered and the house of him that sweareth false- said unto me, These are the four ly by my name : and it shall remain spirits of the heavens, which go in the midst of his house, and shall forth from standing before the LORD consume it with the timber tbereof of all the earth. and the stones thereof.

6 The black horses which are v 5 1 Then the angel that talked I therein go forth into the north coun

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ho And he said unto me, What • Amine eyes, and looked, and

try; and the white go forth afterto Zechariah in the fourth day of them; and the grizzled go forth the ninth month, even in Chisleu; toward the south country.

2 When they had sent unto the 7 And the bay weni forth, and house of God, Sherezer and Resought to go that they might walk gem-melech, and their men, to pray to and fro through the earth : and before the LORD, he said, Get you hence, walk to and 3 And to speak unto the priests fro through the earth. So they which were in the house of the LORD walked to and fro through the earth. of hosts, and to the prophets, saying,

8 Then cried he upon me, and Should I weep in the fifth month, spake unto me, saying, Bebold, separating myself, as I have done these that go toward the north coun- these so many years? try have quieted my spirit in the 4 [ Then came the word of the north country:

LORD of hosts unto me, saying, 9 4 And the word of the LORD 5 Speak unto all the people of the came unto me, saying,

land, and to the priests, saying, g 10 Take of them of the captivity, When ye fasted and mourned in the eren of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of fifth and seventh month, even those Jedaiah, which are come from Ba- seventy years, did ye at all fast unto bylon, and come thou the same day, me, even to me? and go into the house of Josiah the 6 And when ye did eat, and when son of Zephaniah ;

ye did drink, did not ye eat for 11 Then take silver and gold, yourselres, and drink for yourselves ? and make crowns, and set them up- 7 Should ye not hear the words on the head of Joshua the son of Jo- which the Lord hath cried by the sedech, the high priest;

former prophets when Jerusalem grote 12 And speak unto him, saying, was inhabited and in prosperity, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, and the cities thereof round about saying, Behold the man whose name her, when men inhabited the south is The BRANCH ; and he shall and the plain ? grow up out of his place, and be 8 | And the word of the LORD shall build the temple of the Lord: came unto Zechariah, saying, b 13 Even he shall build the temple d 9 Thus speaketh the Lord of of the LORD; and he shall bear the hosts, saying, Execute true judgglory, and shall sit and rule upon ment, and shew mercy and comhis throne : and he shall be a priest passions every man to his brother : upon his throne : and the counsel of p 10 And oppress not the widow, peace shall be between them both. nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor

14 And the crowns shall be to, the poor ; and let none of you imaHelem, and to Tobijah, and to Je- gine evil against his brother in your daiah, and to Hen the son of Zepha- heart. niah, for a memorial in the temple 11 But they refused to hearken, of the Lord.

and pulled away the shoulder, and d 15 And they that are far off shall stopped their ears, that they should come and build in the temple of the not hear. Lord; and ye shall know that the 1 12 Yea, they made their hearts Lord of hosts hath sent me unto as an adamant stone, lest they should you. And this shall come to pass, hear the law, and the words which ir ye will diligently obey the voice the LORD of hosts hath sent in his of the Lord your God.

Spirit by the former prophets : thereCHAP. VII.

fore came a great wrath from the SA Nourit came to pass in the LORD of hosts.

fourth year of king Darius, r 13 Therefore it is come to pass, that the word of the LORD came un- that as he cried, and they would not

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hear; so they cried, and I would was no hire for man, nor any hire not hear, saith the LORD of hosts : for beast ; neither was there any

14 But I scattered them with a peace to him that went out or came whirlwind among all the nations in because of the affliction : for 1 whom they knew not. Thus the set all men every one against his land was desolate after them, that neighbour. no man passed through nor return- 11 But now I will not be unto the ed: for they laid the pleasant land residue of this people as in the for. desolate.

mer days, saith the LORD of bosts. CHAP. VIII.

b 12 For the seed shall be prosperGAIN the word of the LORD ous; the vine shall give her fruit, ing,

crease, and the heavens shall give 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; their dew; and I will cause the I was jealous for Zion with great remnant of this people to possess all jealousy, and I was jealous for her these things. with great fury.

d 13 And it shall come lo pass, that 6 3 Thus saith the LORD; I am as ye were a curse among the heareturned unto Zion, and will dwell then, O house of Judah, and bouse in the midst of Jerusalem: and Je- of Israel ; so will I save you, and rusalem shall be called, A city of ye shall be a blessing : fear not, but truth ; and the mountain of the let your hands be strong. LORD of hosts, The holy mountain. 14 For thus saith the LORD of

4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; hosts; As I thought to punish you, There shall yet old men and old when your fathers provoked me to women dwell in the streets of Jeru- wrath, saith the Lord of hosts, and salem, and every man with his staff I repented not : in his hand for very age.

r 15 So again have I thought in 5 And the streets of the city shall these days to do well unto Jerusabe full of boys and girls playing in lem and to the house of Judah : fear the streets thereof.

6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; d* 16 | These are the things that ye If it be marvellous in the eyes of the shall do; Speak ye every man the remnant of this people in these days, truth to his neighbour ; execute the should it also be marvellous in mine judgment of truth and peace in your eyes ? saith the Lord of hosts.

gales : r 7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; p 17 And let none of you imagine Behold, I will save my people from evil in your hearts against his neighthe east country, and from the west bour; and love no false oath : for country ;

all these are things that I hate, saith b 8 And I will bring them, and they the LORD. shall dwell in the midst of Jerusa-/18 1 And the word of the LORD lem: and they shall be my people, of hosts came unto me, saying, and I will be their God, in truth and d 19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; in righteousness.

The fast of the fourth month, and the d 9 | Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; fast of the fifth, and the fast of the Let your hands be strong, ye that seventh, and the fast of the tenth, hear in these days these words by shall be to the house of Judah joy the mouth of the prophets, which and gladness, and cheerful feasts ; were in the day thai the foundation therefore love the truth and peace. of the house of the Lord of hosts 20 Thus saith the Lord of hosts : was laid, that the temple might be It shall yet come to pass, that there built.

shall come people, and the inhabis 10 For before these days there tants of many cities :

ve not.

di 21 And the inhabitants of one of him that retumeth: and no opcity shall go to another, saying, Let pressor shall pass through them any us go speedily to pray before the more : for now have seen with LORD, and to seek the LORD of mine eyes. " sadaran Hrda u hosts : I will go also! - 9 # Rejoice greatly, 0 daughter fr 22 Yea, many people and strong of Zion ; shout, o daughter of Jeru nations shall come to seek the LORD salem behold, thy Ring cometa of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray unto thees he is just, and having before the LORD.

salvation ; lowly, and riding upon r 23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: an ass, and apon a oolt the foal of In those days it shall come to pass, an ass. 25 VW 1 14 that ten men shall take hold, out of 10 And I will cut off the chariot all languages of the nations, even from Ephraim, and the horse frora shall take hold of the skirt of him Jerusalem, and the battle-bow shall that is a Jew, saying, We will go be cut off and he shall speak peace with you : for we have heard that unto the heathen i and bis dominion God is with you

shall be from sea even to sea, and CHAP IX.

from the river even to the ends of & The booked in the wand of the cams for thee also, by the blood Hadrach, and Damascus shall be of thy covenant I have sent forth thy the rest thereof : when the eyes of prisoners out of the pit wherein is no man, as of all the tribes of Israel, water. shall be toward the LORD,

d 12 | Turn you to the strong hold, g 2 And Hamath also shall border ye prisoners of hope: even to-day thereby: Tyrus and Zidon, though do 1 declare that I will render douit be very wise.

ble unto thee; 3 And Tyrus did build herself a 13 When I have bent Judah for strong hold, and heaped up silver as me, filled the bow with Ephraim, the dust, and fine gold as the mire and raised up thy sons, o Zion, of the streets.

against thy sons, O Greece, and * 4 Behold, the LORD will cast her made thee as the sword of a mighty out, and he will smite her power in man. the sea; and she shall be devouredi 14 And the LORD shall be seen with fire.

over them, and his arrow shall go & 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; forth as the lightning : and the Lord Gaza also shall see it, and be very GoD shall blow the trumpet, and sorrowful, and Ekron ; for her ex. shall go with whirlwinds of the south. pectation shall be ashamed ; and the 15 The LORD of hosts shall deking shall perish from Gaza, and fend them; and they shall devour Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. and subdue with sling-stones; and q 6 And a bastard shail dwell in they shall drink, and make a noise Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride as ihrough wine; and they shall be of the Philistines.

6lled like bowls, and as the corners 17 And I will take away his blood of the altar. out of his mouth, and his abomina-6 16 And the LORD their God shall tions from between his teeth: but save them in that day as the flock of he that remaineth, even he, shall be his people : for they shall be as the for our God, and he shall be as a stones of a crown, lifted up as ap governor in Judah, and Ekron as a ensign upon his land. Jebusite.

17 For how great is his goodness, 8 And I will encamp about my and how great is his beauty! com house because of the army, because shall make the young men cheerful, of him that passeth by, and because and new wine the maide. '***


bring them into the land of Gilead

place shall not time of the latter rain; so tbe be found for them. LORD shall make bright clouds, 11 And he shall pass through the and give them showers of rain, to sea with affliction, and shall smite every one grass in a field.

the waves in the sea, and all the p. 2 For the idols have spoken va- deeps of the river shall dry up: and nity, and the diviners have seen a the pride of Assyria shall be brought lie, and have told false dreams; down, and the sceptre of Egypt they comfort in vain : therefore they shall depart away. went their way as a flock, they b 12 And I will strengthen them in were troubled because there was no the Lord; and they shalt walk up shepherd

and down in his name, saith the i 3 Mine anger was kindled against LORD. the shepherds, and I punished the


O visited his flock the house of Judah, that the fire may devour thy and hath made them as his goodly cedars. borse in the battle.

2 Howl, fir-tree, for the cedar is 4 Out of him came forth the cor- fallen ; because the mighty are spoilner, out of him the nail, out of him ed : howl, O ye oaks of Bashan ; the batte-bow, out of himn every op- for the forest of the vintage is come pressor together.

down. 5 | And they shall be as mighty 3 | There is a voice of the howlmen, which tread down their ene- ing of the shepherds; for their glory nies in the mire of the streets in the is spoiled : a voice of the roaring of battle: and they shall fight, because young lions ; for the pride of Jorthe Lord is with them, and the ri-dan is spoiled. ders on horses shall be confounded. d 4 Thus saith the LORD my God; 6 6 And I will strengthen the house Feed the flock of the slaughter; of Judah, and I will save the house 5 Whose possessors slay them, of Joseph, and I will bring them and hold themselves not guilty : and again io place them; for I have they that sell them say, Blessed be mercy upon them: and they shall the LORD; for I am rich : and their be as though I had not cast them own shepherds pity them not. off: for I am the LORD their God, w 6 For I will no more pity the inand will hear them.

babitants of the land, saith the LORD: 7 And they of Ephraim shall be but lo, I will deliver the men every like a mighiy man, and their heart one into his neighbour's hand, and shall rejoice as through wine: yea, into the hand of his king: and they their children shall see it, and be shall smite the land, and out of their glad; their heart shall rejoice in the hand I will not deliver them. LORD.

67 And I will feed the flock of 8 I will hiss for them, and gather slaughter, even you, O poor of the them; for I have redeemed them : tlock. And I look unto me two and they shall increase as they have staves; the one I called Beauty, increased.

and the other I called Bands; and 9 And I will sow them among the I fed the flock. people: and they shall remember me 8 Three shepherds also I cut off in far countries, and they shall live in one month ; and my soul loalbed with ibeir children, and turn again, them, and their soul also abliorred & 10 I will bring them again also me. out of the land of Egypt, and gather 9 Then said I, I will not feed you : them out of Assyria ; and I will that that dietb, let it die; and that

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