Chapters: 1 2
3 4 5 6
|In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius,
came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son
of Iddo the prophet, saying,
|The LORD hath been sore displeased with your
|Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of
hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto
you, saith the LORD of hosts.
|Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former
prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now
from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear,
nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.
|Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do
they live for ever?
|But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my
servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they
returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us,
according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt
|Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh
month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the
word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo
the prophet, saying,
|I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red
horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and
behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.
|Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the
angel that talked with me said unto me, I will show thee what these be.
|And the man that stood among the myrtle trees
answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and
fro through the earth.
|And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood
among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the
earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.
|Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD
of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the
cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these
threescore and ten years?
|And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me
with good words and comfortable words.
|So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry
thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem
and for Zion with a great jealousy.
|And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that
are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward
|Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to
Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of
hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
|Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My
cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall
yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
|Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four
|And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What
be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered
Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
|And the LORD showed me four carpenters.
|Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake,
saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man
did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the
horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah
to scatter it.
|I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold
a man with a measuring line in his hand.
|Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto
me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what
is the length thereof.
|And, behold, the angel that talked with me went
forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
|And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man,
saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the
multitude of men and cattle therein:
|For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of
fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
|Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the
north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of
the heaven, saith the LORD.
|Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the
daughter of Babylon.
|For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory
hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth
you toucheth the apple of his eye.
|For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and
they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD
of hosts hath sent me.
|Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I
come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
|And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that
day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and
thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
|And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the
holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.
|Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is
raised up out of his holy habitation.
|And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing
before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to
|And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee,
O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not
this a brand plucked out of the fire?
|Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and
stood before the angel.
|And he answered and spake unto those that stood
before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him
he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I
will clothe thee with change of raiment.
|And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head.
So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments.
And the angel of the LORD stood by.
|And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua,
|Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in
my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my
house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to
walk among these that stand by.
|Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy
fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold,
I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
|For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua;
upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving
thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that
land in one day.
|In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call
every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
|And the angel that talked with me came again, and
waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,
|And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I
have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the
top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven
lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
|And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side
of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
|So I answered and spake to the angel that talked
with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
|Then the angel that talked with me answered and said
unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
|Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is
the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by
power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
|Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel
thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone
thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
|Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
|The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of
this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the
LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
|For who hath despised the day of small things? for
they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel
with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro
through the whole earth.
|Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these
two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left
|And I answered again, and said unto him, What be
these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the
golden oil out of themselves?
|And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what
these be? And I said, No, my lord.
|Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that
stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
|Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked,
and behold a flying roll.
|And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I
answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and
the breadth thereof ten cubits.
|Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth
forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth
shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that
sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
|I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and
it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him
that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of
his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones
|Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and
said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth
|And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an
ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance
through all the earth.
|And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead:
and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
|And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into
the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth
|Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold,
there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had
wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between
the earth and the heaven.
|Then said I to the angel that talked with me,
Whither do these bear the ephah?
|And he said unto me, To build it an house in the
land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own
|And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked,
and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains;
and the mountains were mountains of brass.
|In the first chariot were red horses; and in the
second chariot black horses;
|And in the third chariot white horses; and in the
fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.
|Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked
with me, What are these, my lord?
|And the angel answered and said unto me, These are
the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the
Lord of all the earth.
|The black horses which are therein go forth into the
north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go
forth toward the south country.
|And the bay 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
|Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying,
Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in
the north country.
|And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
|Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of
Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the
same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah;
|Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set
them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;
|And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD
of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall
grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
|Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he
shall bear the glory, 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 them both.
|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 the LORD.
|And they that are far off shall come and build in
the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath
sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently
obey the voice of the LORD your God.
|And it came to pass in the fourth year of king
Darius, that the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day
of the ninth month, even in Chisleu;
|When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer
and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,
|And to speak unto the priests which were in the
house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep
in the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so many
|Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me,
|Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the
priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh
month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?
|And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not
ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?
|Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath
cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in
prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited
the south and the plain?
|And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah,
|Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute
true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
|And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the
stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his
brother in your heart.
|But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the
shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
|Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone,
lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts
hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great
wrath from the LORD of hosts.
|Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and
they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD
|But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the
nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that
no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land