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sider from this day and upward, from before a stone was lulu upon a stone in the temple of tlie Lord:

1(1 Sinec those days were, Pwhcn one came to a heap of twenty meajntr&i there "were but ten: when one came to the prcssfat for to draw out fifty vcsselx out of (he press, there were but twenty.

17 11 smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail rln all the labours of your bands; ■yet yo turned not to me, saitb the Lord.

18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, ciru from 'the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid, consider ft.

l'J "Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the lig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought

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20 IT And again the word of the Lord came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,

21 Speak to Zerubbabcl, 1 governor of Judah, saying, >' I will shake the heavens and the earth;

22 And ZI will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and aI will overthrow the chariots, and those (hat ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall conic down, every one by the sword of his brother.

23 In that day, saitb the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabcl, my servant, the son of Shealticl, 6aith the Lord, band will make thee as a signet: for c I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts.

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CHAPTER I.

1 Zerhariah erhorteth in repentance. 7 The vision of lite koreft. 12 At the. lirvTNVT of the ant/el cnnijortahte prnmtxe are nimle to .lerumlem. M The r'timn of the Jour horns, and the Jour carjtenlera.

IN the eighth month, ain the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord bunto Zechariah, the son of Bcrcchinh, 1 lie son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

2 The Lord bath been tsore displeased with your fathers.

3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn cye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.

4 Be ye not as your fathers, 'unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saitb the Lord of hosts; eTurn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto Cio. saith the Lord.

5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

0 C;:t 'my words and my stat

utes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not I take hold of your fathers 1 and they returned nild said, f Like as (be Loud of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath be dealt with us.

7 1 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which It the month Scbat, in the second year of Darius, came the word oi" the Lord unto Zechariah, the son of Bercchiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

8 I saw by night, and behold 6 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, I speckled, and white.

9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these he.

10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered aud said, "These are they whom the Lord hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

Promises to Jerusalem.

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The redemption of Zion.

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11 '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 sittcth still, and is at rest.

12 t Then the angel of the Lord answered and said, mO 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?

13 And the Lord answered the angel that talked with me with "good words and comfortable words.

14 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.

15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for il was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord; rI 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.

17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; My cities through t prosperity shall yet bespread abroad; 'and the Lord shall yet comfort Zion, and "shall yet choose Jerusalem.

18 IF Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.

19 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.

20 And the Lord shewed me four carpenters.

21 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 y lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.

CHAPTER II.

1 God, in the care of Jerusalem, sendeth to measure it. 6 The redemption of Zion. 10 The promise of God's presence.

ILIFTED up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold *a man with a measuring line in his hand.

2 Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, bTo measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.

3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,

4 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:

5 For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her da wall of fire round about, «and will be the glory in the midst of her.

6 If Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I have s spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord.

7 h Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.

8 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.

9 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.

10 IT mSing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I "will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord.

11 "And many nations shall be joined to the Lord pin that day, and shall be 1 my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and rthon shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

12 And the Lord shall "inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

13 "Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up xout of this holy habitation.

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Christ the Branch promised.

ZECHARIAH.

Vision of the golden candlestick.

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CHAPTER III.

1 Under the type of Joshua, the restoration of the church, 8 L'tirist the Branch is promised.

AND he shewed me "Joshua the high priest standing be- fore the angel of the Lord, and blSatan standing at his right hand tto resist him.

2 And the Lord said unto Satan, cThe Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord thatd hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: 'is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

3 Now Joshua was clothed with 'filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

4 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.

5 And I said, Let them set a fair i>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

6 And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua, saying,

7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt I keep my I charge, then thou shalt also k judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee t places to walk among these that 1 stand by.

8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are in men wondered at: for, be hold, I will bring forth nmy servant the "BRANCH.

9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; Pupon one stone shall be i seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graying thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and 'I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

10 1 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour 1 under the vine and under the fig tree.

CHAPTER IV.

1 By the golden candlestick is foreshewed the good success of Zei~ubbabeCs foundation. 11 By the two olive trees, the two anointed ones.

AND "the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, bas a man that is wakened out of his sleep,

2 And said unto me, What scest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold c B candlestick all of gold, t with a bowl upon the top of it, d and his seven lamps thereon, and 1 seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

3 "And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.

4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by I might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

7 Who art thou, s O great mountain? before Zerubbabel tjtoti shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth hthe headstone thereof f with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

8 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

9 The hands of Zerubbabel k have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and mtuou shalt know that the "lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.

10 For who hath despised the day of small things? I for they shall rejoice, and shall see the t plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those 6even; 'they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

I 11 If Then answered I, and said I unto him, What are these it wo olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? 12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What lie these two olive branches, which t through

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The vision of the flying roll.

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Vision of the four chariots.

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13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

14 Then said he, * These are the two t anointed ones, 8 that stand by Uhe Lord of the whole earth.

CHAPTER V.

1 By the Jlt/ing roll is shewed the Cure of thieves and swearer.*. 5 By a woman pressed in an ephah, the final damnation of Babylon.

THEN I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying 'roll.

2 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.

3 Then said he unto me, This is the b curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for I every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that swear eth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.

4 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 d shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

5 1 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 forth.

6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This h their resemblance through all the earth.

7 And, behold, there was lifted up a I talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

8 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 thereof.

9 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.

10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?

11 And he said unto me, To rebuild it a house in 'the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.

CHAPTER VI.

I The vision of'the four chariots. 9 By the crotens at Joshua are shewed the temple and kingdom of Christ the Branch.

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.

2 In the first chariot were "red horses; and in the second chariot 1 black horses;

3 And in the third chariotc white horses; and in the fourth chariot grizzled and I bay horses.

4 Then I answered dand 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 I spirits of the heavens, which go forth from 'standing before the Lord of all the earth.

6 The black horses which are therein go forth into 'the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grizzled go forth toward the south country.

7 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 earth.

8 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.

9 If And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, arid of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah;

II Then take silver and gold, and make k crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;

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Sin the cause of captivity.

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12 And speak unto biin, saying, Thus speaketh the Lokd of hosts, saying, Behold 'the man whose name is The ">BRANCH ; and he shall I grow up out of his place, "and he shall build the temple of the Lord:

13 Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he "shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and Phc shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall he between them both.

14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to lien the son of Zephaniah, ifor a memorial in the temple of the Lord.

15 And rthey 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.

CHAPTER VII.

1 77je mjjfiiva inquire of fasting. 4 Zecharia/i reproreth their fasting. 8 Sin the cause of their captivity.

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;

2 When they had sent unto the house of God Shcrczer and Regem-melech, and their men, t to pray before the Lord,

3 And to aspeak unto the priests which vere in the house of the Lord of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in bthc filth month, separating myself, as I have doue these so many years?

4 11 Then came the word of the Lord of hosts unto me, saying,

5 Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye c fasted and mourned in the fifth Jand seventh month, "even those seventy years, did ye at all fast 'uuto me, even to me?

6 And when ye did cat, and when ye did drink, Idid not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?

7 I Should ye not hear the words which the Lord hath cried thy the former prophets, when Jeru

salem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited e the south and the plain?

8 1 And the word of the Lord came unto Zechariah, saying,

9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, hf Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:

10 And 'oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; kand let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

11 Hut they refused to hearken, and 't pulled away the shoulder, and t«stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

12 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 thy the former prophets: P therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of hosts.

13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so ithey cried, and I would not hear, saith the Loud of hosts:

14 But rI scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations "whom they knew not. Thus I the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid u the t pleasant land desolate.

CHAPTER VIII.

1 The restoration of Jerusalem. 9 Tltey are encouraged to the. building by Ooavs/a' t our to them. 10 (food works are required of them. 18 Joy and enlargement are promised.

AGAIN the word of the Lord J\_ of hosts came to me, saying,

2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; '1 was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.

3 Thus saitli the Lord; bIam returned unto Zion, and 'will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem d shall be called A city of truth; and "the mountain of the Lord of hosts, f The holy mountain.

4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; « There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand tfor very age.

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