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The people encouraged. CHAP. II. God's promise to Zerubbabel month, came the word of the And the priests answered and said, LORD by the prophet Haggai, say- It shall be unclean. ing' Speak now to Zerubbabel the said, so is this people, and so is son of Shealticl, governor of Ju- this nation before me, saith the dah, and to Joshua the son of Jo- LORD; and so is every work of sedech the high priest, and to the their hands; and that which they residue of the people, saying,

offer there is unclean. 3 Who is left among you that 15 And now, I pray you, consaw this house in her first glory? sider from this day and upward, and how do ye see it now is it from before a stone was laid upon not in your eyes in comparison of a stone in the temple of the it as nothing?

LORD: 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerub 16 Since those days were, when babel, saith the LORD; and be one came to a heap of twenty strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech measures, there were but ten : when the high priest; and be strong, all one came to the press-fat for to ye people of the land, saith the draw out fifty vessels out of the LORD, and work: for I am with press, there were but twenty, you, saith the LORD of hosts : 17 T I smote you with blasting

5 According to the word that I and with mildew and with hail in covenanted with you when ye all

the labours of your hands ; yet came out of Egypt, so my Spirit ye turned not to me, saith the remaineth among you; fear ye LORD.

18 Consider now from this day 6 For thus saith the LORD of and upward, from the four and hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, twentieth day of the ninth month, and I will shake the heavens, and even from the day that the founthe earth, and the sea, and the dry dation of the LORD's temple was land;

laid, consider it. 7 And I will shake all nations, 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? and the Desire of all nations shall yea, as yet the vine, and the fig-tree, come: and I will fill this house and the pomegranate, and the with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. olive-tree, hath not brought

8 The silver is mine, and the forth: from this day will I bless gold is mine, saith the LORD of you. hosts.

20 And again the word of the 9 The glory of this latter house LORD came unto Haggai in the shall be greater than of the former, four and twentieth day of the saith the LORD of hosts : and in month, saying, this place will I give peace, saith 21 Speak to Zerubbabel, goverthe LORD of hosts.

nor of Judah, saying, I will shake 10 1 In the four and twentieth the heavens and the earth; day of the ninth month, in the se 22 And I will overthrow the cond year of Darius, came the word throne of kingdoms, and I will of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, destroy the strength of the king: saying

doms of the heathen; and I will il Thus saith the LORD of hosts, overthrow the chariots, and thoso Ask now the priests concerning the that ride in them; and the horses law, saying,

and their riders shall come down, 12 If one bear holy flesh in the every one by the sword of his skirt of his garment, and with his brother. skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or 23 In that day, saith the LORD wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it of hosts, will I take thee, O Zobe holy? And the priests answered rubbabel, my servant, the son of and said, No.

Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will 13 Then said Haggai, If one that make thee as a signet; for I have is unclean by a dead body touch chosen thee, saith the LORD of any of these, shall it be unclean ?l hosts.

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chariah, the son of Barachiah, the Zechariaheshorteth to Repentance. son of Iddo the prophet, saying, Ie the eighth month, in the 2 The Lord hath been sore dis

second year of Darius, came pleased with your fathers. the word of the LORD unto Ze 3 Therefore, say thou unto them,

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Comfortable promises ZECHARIAH, are made to Jerusda Thus saith the LORD of hosts; pleased with the heathen that are Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD at ease: for I was but a little die of hosts, and I will turn unto you, pleased, and they helped forward saith the LORD of hosts.

the affliction. 4 Be ye not as your fathers, 16 Therefore thus saith the unto whom the former prophets LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem have cried, saying, Thus saith the with mercies: my house shall be LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from built in it, saith the LORD of hosts. your evil ways, and from your and a line shall be stretched forts evil doings: but they did not hear, upon Jerusalem. nor hearken unto me, saith the 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD.

LORD of hosts; My cities through 5 Your fathers, where are they? prosperity shal yet be spreso and the prophets, do they live for abroad; and the LORD shal ye ever ?

comfort Zion, and shall yet choose 6 But, my words and my statutes, Jerusalem. which I commanded my servants 18 11 Then lifted I up mine eyes, the prophets, did they not take and saw, and behold four horns. hold of your fathers ? and they re 19 And I said unto the angel turned and said, Like as the LORD that talked with me, What be these! of hosts thought to do unto us, ac- And he answered me, These are cording to our ways, and accord- the horns which have scattered Juing to our doings, so hath he dealt dah, Israel, and Jerusalem. with us.

20 And the LORD shewed me 7 1 Upon the four and twentieth four carpenters, day of the eleventh month, which 21 Then said I, What come is the month Sebat, in the second these to do? And he spake, saying,

1 year of Darius, came the word of These are the horns which have the LORD unto Zechariah, the son scattered Judah, so that no man did

1 of Barachiah, the son of Iddo the lift up his head: but these are come! prophet, saying,

to fray them, to cast out the horns 8 I saw by night, and behold a of the Gentiles, which lifted up man riding upon a red horse, and their horn over the land of Judah he stood among the myrtle-trees to scatter it. that were in the bottom; and be

CHAP. II. hind him were there red horses, The Redemption of Zion. speckled, and white.

9 Then said 1,0 my Lord, what I LIFTED up mine eyes again, are these? And the angel that with a measuring line in his hand. talked with me said unto me, I 2 Then said I, Whither goes will shew thee what these be. thou? And he said unto me, To

10 And the man that stood measure Jerusalem, to see what is among the myrtle-trees answered the breadth thereof, and what is and said, These are they whom the the length thereof. LORD hath sent to walk to and fro 3 And behold, the angel that through the earth.

talked with me went forth, and 11 And they answered the angel another angel went out to meet of the LORD that stood among the him, myrtle-trees, and said, We have 4 And said unto him, Run,

1 walked to and fro through the speak to this young man, saying, earth, and behold, all the earth sit- Jerusalem shall be inhabited as teth still, and is at rest.

towns without walls for the mal 12 T Then the angel of the LORD titude of men and cattle there hosts, how long wilt thou not have 5 For I, saith the LORD, will be mercy on Jerusalem and on the unto her a wall of fire round cities of Judah, against which thou about, and will be the glory in the hast had indignation these three-midst of her. score and ten years ?

6 T Ho, ho, come forth, and files 13 And the LORD answered the from the land of the north, saith angel that talked with me with the LORD : for I have spread you good words and comfortable abroad as the four winds of the words. 14 So the angel that communed heaven, saith the Lord.

7 Deliver thyself, o Zion, that with me said unto me, Cry thou, dwellest with the daughter of Ba. saying, Thus saith the LORD of bylon. hosts ; 'I am jealous for

Jerusalem 8 For thus saith the LORD of and for Zion with a great jealousy. hosts : After the glory hath he sent 15 And I am very sore dis-Ime unto the nations which spoiled

Christ, the Branch, promised. CHAP. IV. The golden candlestick, fo. you: for he that toucheth you, stone shall be seven eyes : behold, toucheth the apple of his eye. I will engrave the graving thereof,

9 For behold, I will shake my saith the Lord of hosts, and I will hand upon them, and they shall be remove the iniquity of that land in a spoil to their servants: and ye one day. shall know that the LORD of hosts 10 In that day, saith the LORD of hath sent me.

hosts, shall ye call every man his 10 T Sing and rejoice, O daughter neighbour under the vine and under of Zion: for lo, I come, and I will the fig-tree. dwell in the midst of thee, saith the

CHAP. IV. LORD.

Type of the Golden Candlestick. joined to the Lord in that day, Ame the angel that talked with and shall be my people: and I will me, as a man that is wakened out dwell in the midst of thee, and thou of his sleep, shalt know that the LORD of hosts 2 And said unto me, What seest hath sent me unto thee.

thou? And I said, I have looked, 12 And the LORD shall inherit and behold a candlestick, all of Judah his portion in the holy gold, with a bowl upon the top of land, and shall choose Jerusalem it, and his seven lamps thereon, again.

and seven pipes to the seven lamps, 13 Be silent, o all flesh, before which are upon the top thereof: the LORD: for he is raised up out 3 And two olive-trees by it, one of his holy habitation.

upon the right side of the bowl, CHAP. III.

and the other upon the left side The Type of Joshua.

thereof. A he shewed me Joshua the 4 So I answered and spake to the

high priest standing before the angel that talked with me, saying, angel of the LORD, and Satan What are these, my lord ? standing at his right hand to resist 5 Then the angel that talked with him.

me answered and said unto me, 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, Knowest thou not what these be ? The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; and I said, No, my lord. even the LORD that hath chosen 6 Then he answered and spake Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this unto me, saying, This is the word a brand plucked out of the fire ? of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, say

3 Now Joshua was clothed with ing, Not by might, nor by power, filthy garments, and stood before but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of the angel.

hosts. 4 And he answered and spake ? Who art thou, O great moun: unto those that stood before him, tain ? before Zerubbabel thou shalt saying, Take away the filthy gar- become a plain: and he shall bring ments from him. And unto him forth the headstone thereof with he said, Behold, I have caused shoutings, crying, Grace, grace, thine iniquity to pass from thee, unto it. and I will clothe thee with change 8 Moreover the word of the of raiment.

LORD came unto me, saying, 5 And I said, Let them set a fair 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have mitre upon his head. So they set laid the foundation of this house; a fair mitre upon his head, and his hands shall also finish it; and clothed him with garments. And thou shalt know that the LORD of the angel of the LORD stood by. hosts hath sent me unto you.

6 And the angel of the LORD 10 For who hath despised the protested unto Joshua, saying, day of small things ? for they shall

7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; rejoice, and shall see the plummet If thou wilt walk in my ways, and in the hand of Zerubbabel with if thou wilt keep my charge, then those seven; they are the eyes of thou shalt also judge my house, the LORD, which run to and fro and shalt also keep my courts, and through the whole earth. I will give thee places to walk 11 T Then answered I, and said among these that stand by.

unto him, What are these two 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high olive-trees upon the right side of priest, thou and thy fellows that the candlestick and upon the left sit before thee: for they are men side thereof? wondered at: for behold, I will 12 And I answered again, and bring forth my servant The said unto him, What be these two BRANCH.

olive branches which through the 9 For behold the stone that I two golden pipes empty the golden have laid before Joshua ; upon one loil out of themselves ?

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Zechariah's visions. ZECHARIAH, Christ, the Branch, typified.

13 And he answered me and behold, there camo four chariota said, Knowest thou not what these out from between two mountains; be? And I said, No, my lord. and the mountains were mountains

14 Then said he, These are the of brass. two anointed ones, that stand by 2 In the first chariot were red the LORD of the whole earth. horses; and in the second chariot CHAP. V.

black horses; The Vision of a Flying Roll. 3 And in the third chariot white TH WHEN I turned, and lifted up horses, and in the fourth chariot

mine eyes, and looked, and grizzled and bay horses. behold a flying roll.

4 Then I answered and said unto 2 And he said unto me, What the angel that talked with me, seest thou ? And I answered, I see What are these, my lord ? a flying roll;

the length thereof is 5 And the angel answered and twenty cubits, and the breadth said unto me, These are the four thereof ten cubits.

spirits of the heavens, which 3 Then said he unto me, This is forth from standing before the the curse that goeth forth over the Lord of all the earth. face of the whole earth: for every 6 The horses which are one that stealeth shall be cut off therein go forth into the north as on this side, according to it; and country; and the white go forth every one that sweareth shall be after them; and the grizzled go cut off as on that side, according forth toward the south country. to it.

7 And the bay went forth, and 4 I will bring it forth, saith the sought to go that they might walk LORD of hosts, and it shall enter to and fro through the earth:

and into the house of the thief, and he said, Get you hence, walk to into the house of him that swear- and fro through the earth. So they eth falsely, by my name and it walked to and fro through the shall remain in the midst of his earth. house, and shall consume it with 8 Then cried he upon me, and the timber thereof and the stones spake unto me, saying, , Behold, thereof.

these that go toward the north 5 11 Then the angel that talked country have quieted my spirit in with me went

forth, and said unto the north country. me, Lift up now thine eyes, and 9 | And the word of the LORD see what is this that goeth forth. came unto me, saying,

6 And I said, What is it? And 10 Take of them of the captivity: he said, This is an ephah that even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of goeth forth. He said moreover, Jedaiah, which are come from This is their resemblance through Babylon, and come thou the same all the earth.

7 And behold, there was lifted siah the son of Zephaniah; up a talent of lead : and this is a 11 Then take silver and gold, and woman that sitteth in the midst of make crowns, and set them upon the ephah.

the head of Joshua the son of Jo8 And he said, This is wicked- sedech, the high priest;. ness. And he cast it into the midst 12 And speak unto him, saying, of the ephah ; and he cast the Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, weight of lead upon the mouth saying, Behold the man whose thereof.

name is The BRANCH; and he 9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, shall grow up out of his place, and and looked, and behold, there came he shall build the temple of the out two women, and the wind was LORD: in their wings; for they had wings

13 Even he shall build the temlike the wings of a stork : and they ple of the LORD; and he shall lifted up the ephah between the bear the glory, and shall sit and earth and the heaven.

rule upon his throne: and he shall 10 Then said I to the angel that be a priest upon his throne: and talked with me, Whither do these the counsel of peace shall be bebear the ephah?

tween them both. 11 And he said unto me, To 14 And the crowns shall be to build it a house in the land of Helem, and to Tobijah,

and to Shinar: and it shall be established, Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of and set there upon her own base. Zephaniah, for a memorial in the CHAP. VI.

temple of the LORD. The Vision of the Four Chariots. 15 And they that are far off shall A mine eyes, and looked, and the LORD ; and ye shall know that

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Hypocrisy in fasts reproved. CHAP. VIIJ. Jerusalem's restoration the LORD of hosts hath sent me 14 But I scattered them with a into you. And this shall come to whirlwind among all the nations pass, if ye will diligently obey the whom they knew not. Thus the voice of the LORD your God. land was desolate after them, that CHAP. VII.

no man passed through nor reHypocrisy in Fasts reproved. turned: for they laid the pleasant ANburit came to hiass in the land desolates

CHAP. VIII. that the word of the LORD came The Restoration of Jerusalem. unto-/Zechariah in the fourth day A GAIN the word of the LORD Chisleu;

2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; 2 When they had sent unto I was jealous for Zion with great the house of God, Sherezer and jealousy, and I was jealous for her Regem-melech, and their men, to with great fury. pray before the LORD,

3 Thus saith the LORD; I am 3 And to speak unto the priests returned unto Zion, and will dwell which were in the house of the in the midst of Jerusalem: and JeLORD of hosts, and to the pro- rusalem shall be called, A city of phets, saying, Should I weep in truth; and the mountain of the the fifth month, separating myself, LORD of hosts, The holy mounas I have done these so many tain. years ?

4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; 4 1 Then came the word of the There shall yet old men and old LORD of hosts unto me, saying, women dwell in the streets of Je

5 Speak unto all the people of the rusalem, and every man with his land, and to the priests, saying, staff in his hand for very age. When ye fasted and mourned in 5 And the streets of the city shall the fifth and seventh month, even be full of boys and girls playing those seventy years, did ye at all in the streets thereof. fast unto me, even to me?

6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; 6 And when ye did eat, and If it be marvellous in the eyes of when ye did drink, did not ye eat the remnant of this people in these for yourselves, and drink for your days, should it also be marvellous selves?

in mine eyes ? saith the LORD of 7. Should ye not hear the words hosts. which the LORD hath cried by the 7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ;

ormer prophets when Jerusalem Behold, I will save my people was inhabited and in prosperity, from the east country, and from and the cities thereof round about the west country ; her, when men inhabited the south 8 And I will bring them, and and the plain?

they shall dwell in the midst of 8 And the word of the LORD Jerusalem: and they shall be my came unto Zechariah, saying, people, and I will be their God, in

9 Thus speaketh the LORD of truth and in righteousness. hosts, saying, Execute true judg 91 Thus saith the LORD of ment, and shew mercy and compas- hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye sions every man to his brother: that hear in these days these words

10 And oppress not the widow, by the mouth of the prophets, which nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor were in the day that the foundation the poor; and let none of you ima- of the house of the LORD of hosts gine evil against his brother in your was laid, that the temple might be heart.

built. 11 But they refused to hearken, 10 For before these days there and pulled away the shoulder, and was no hire for man, nor any hire stopped their ears, that they should for beast ; neither was there any not hear.

peace to him that went out or 12 Yea, they made their hearts came in because of the affliction · as an adamant stone, lest they for I set all men every one against should hear the law, and the words his neighbour. which the LORD of hosts hath sent 11 But now I will not be unto the in his Spirit by the former pro- residue of this people as in the phets : therefore came a great former days, saith the LORD of wrath from the LORD of hosts.

hosts. 13 Therefore it is come to pass, 12 For the seed shall be prosperthat as he cried, and they would ous; the vine shall givo her fruit, not hear; so they cried, and I and the ground shall give her inwould not hear, saith the LORD of crease, and the heavens shall give hosts :

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