6 And again I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between [a]two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. 2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; 3 and in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grizzled strong horses. 4 Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? 5 And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four [b]winds of heaven, which go forth from [c]standing before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The chariot wherein are the black horses goeth forth toward the north country; and the white went forth after them; and the grizzled went forth toward the south country. 7 And the [d]strong went forth, and sought to go that they might walk 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 to me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, they that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.
9 And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, 10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah; and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, whither they are come from Babylon; 11 yea, take of them silver and gold, and make [e]crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest; 12 and speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Behold, the man [f]whose name is the [g]Branch: and he shall [h]grow up out of his place; and he shall build the temple of Jehovah; 13 even he shall build the temple of Jehovah; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and [i]he shall be a priest upon his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. 14 And the [j]crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and [k]to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of Jehovah. 15 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of Jehovah; and ye shall know that Jehovah of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of Jehovah your God.
- Zechariah 6:1 Or, the two
- Zechariah 6:5 Or, spirits
- Zechariah 6:5 Or, presenting themselves
- Zechariah 6:7 The Syriac and Aquila have red.
- Zechariah 6:11 Or, a crown, and set it
- Zechariah 6:12 Or, whose name is the Bud; and it (or, they) shall bud forth under him
- Zechariah 6:12 Or, Shoot. Or, Sprout
- Zechariah 6:12 Or, shoot
- Zechariah 6:13 Or, there shall be
- Zechariah 6:14 Or, crown
- Zechariah 6:14 Or, for the kindness of the son etc.