1 H8066 In the eighth H2320 month, H8147 in the second H8141 year H1867 of Darius, H1697 came the word H3068 of Jehovah H2148 unto Zechariah H1121 the son H1296 of Berechiah, H1121 the son H5714 of Iddo, H5030 the prophet, H559 saying,
3 H559 Therefore say H559 thou unto them, Thus saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts: H7725 Return H5002 unto me, saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts, H7725 and I will return H559 unto you, saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts.
4 H1 Be ye not as your fathers, H7223 unto whom the former H5030 prophets H7121 cried, H559 saying, H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts, H7725 Return H7451 ye now from your evil H1870 ways, H7451 and from your evil H4611 doings: H8085 but they did not hear, H7181 nor hearken H5002 unto me, saith H3068 Jehovah.
6 H1697 But my words H2706 and my statutes, H6680 which I commanded H5650 my servants H5030 the prophets, H5381 did they not overtake H1 your fathers? H7725 and they turned H559 and said, H3068 Like as Jehovah H6635 of hosts H2161 thought H6213 to do H1870 unto us, according to our ways, H4611 and according to our doings, H6213 so hath he dealt with us.
7 H702 Upon the four H6242 and twentieth H3117 day H6249 of the eleventh H2320 month, H2320 which is the month H7627 Shebat, H8147 in the second H8141 year H1867 of Darius, H1697 came the word H3068 of Jehovah H2148 unto Zechariah H1121 the son H1296 of Berechiah, H1121 the son H5714 of Iddo, H5030 the prophet, H559 saying,
8 H7200 I saw H3915 in the night, H376 and, behold, a man H7392 riding H122 upon a red H5483 horse, H5975 and he stood H1918 among the myrtle-trees H4699 that were in the bottom; H310 and behind H5483 him there were horses, H122 red, H8320 sorrel, H3836 and white.
9 H559 Then said H113 I, O my lord, H4397 what are these? And the angel H1696 that talked H559 with me said H7200 unto me, I will show thee what these are.
10 H376 And the man H5975 that stood H1918 among the myrtle-trees H6030 answered H559 and said, H3068 These are they whom Jehovah H7971 hath sent H1980 to walk H776 to and fro through the earth.
11 H6030 And they answered H4397 the angel H3068 of Jehovah H5975 that stood H1918 among the myrtle-trees, H559 and said, H1980 We have walked to and fro H776 through the earth, H776 and, behold, all the earth H3427 sitteth still, H8252 and is at rest.
12 H4397 Then the angel H3068 of Jehovah H6030 answered H559 and said, H3068 O Jehovah H6635 of hosts, H7355 how long wilt thou not have mercy H3389 on Jerusalem H5892 and on the cities H3063 of Judah, H2194 against which thou hast had indignation H7657 these threescore and ten H8141 years?
13 H3068 And Jehovah H6030 answered H4397 the angel H1696 that talked H2896 with me with good H1697 words, H5150 even comfortable H1697 words.
14 H4397 So the angel H1696 that talked H559 with me said H7121 unto me, Cry H559 thou, saying, H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts: H7065 I am jealous H3389 for Jerusalem H6726 and for Zion H1419 with a great H7068 jealousy.
15 H1419 And I am very H7110 sore H7107 displeased H1471 with the nations H7600 that are at ease; H4592 for I was but a little H7107 displeased, H5826 and they helped H7451 forward the affliction.
16 H559 Therefore thus saith H3068 Jehovah: H7725 I am returned H3389 to Jerusalem H7356 with mercies; H1004 my house H1129 shall be built H5002 in it, saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts, H6957 and a line H5186 shall be stretched forth H3389 over Jerusalem.
17 H7121 Cry H559 yet again, saying, H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah H6635 of hosts: H5892 My cities H6327 shall yet overflow H2896 with prosperity; H3068 and Jehovah H5162 shall yet comfort H6726 Zion, H977 and shall yet choose H3389 Jerusalem.
19 H559 And I said H4397 unto the angel H1696 that talked H559 with me, What are these? And he answered H7161 me, These are the horns H2219 which have scattered H3063 Judah, H3478 Israel, H3389 and Jerusalem.
21 H559 Then said H935 I, What come H6213 these to do? H559 And he spake, H559 saying, H7161 These are the horns H2219 which scattered H3063 Judah, H6310 so that H376 no man H5375 did lift up H7218 his head; H935 but these are come H2729 to terrify H3034 them, to cast down H7161 the horns H1471 of the nations, H5375 which lifted up H7161 their horn H776 against the land H3063 of Judah H2219 to scatter it.