Zechariah 6



1 And I turned·​·back, and lifted·​·up my eyes, and saw, and, behold, there came· four chariots ·out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of bronze.

2 To the first chariot were red horses; and to the second chariot black horses;

3 and to the third chariot white horses; and to the fourth chariot dappled, robust horses.

4 And I answered and said unto the angel who spoke with me, What are these, my lord?

5 And the angel answered and said to me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, who go·​·out from standing·​·forth by the Lord of all the earth.

6 The black horses which are in it go·​·out to the north land; and the white go·​·out after them; and the dappled go·​·out toward the land of the south.

7 And the robust went·​·out, and sought to go, to walk·​·forth over the earth; and he said, go, walk·​·forth over the earth. And so they walked·​·forth over the earth.

8 And he cried to me, and spoke to me, saying, See, these that go·​·out toward the north land have caused my spirit to rest in the north land.

9 And the word of Jehovah was to me, saying,

10 Receive a gift from them of the exile, from Heldai, and from Tobijah, and from Jedaiah, who have come from Babylon, and come thou on this day, and go·​·into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah.

11 And take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the great priest.

12 And say to him, saying, Thus says Jehovah of Armies, saying, Behold, the man whose name is The Growing·​·Branch; and he shall grow beneath Him, and he shall build the temple of Jehovah;

13 he shall even build the temple of Jehovah, and he shall bear the majesty, 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 the two of them.

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

15 And those who are far·​·off shall come and build in the temple of Jehovah, and you shall know that Jehovah of Armies has sent me to you. And this shall be, if obeying you will obey the voice of Jehovah your God.

Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.