CLV(i) 1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of Yahweh came to Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, the prophet, saying:" 2 Yahweh was wroth over your forefathers with great wrath. 3 Now you shall say to them, Thus says Yahweh of hosts:Return to Me, (averring is Yahweh of hosts), and I will return to you, says Yahweh of hosts." 4 You must not become as your forefathers, to whom the former prophets called saying, Thus says Yahweh of hosts:Return, I pray, from your evil ways, and from your evil actions. Yet they hearkened not, and they attended not to Me, (averring is Yahweh)." 5 Your forefathers, where are they? And the prophets, are they living for the eon? 6 Yea, My words and My statutes, which you have received, which I instruct, by My spirit, My servants the prophets, did they not overtake your forefathers? And they are turning away and are saying:Just as Yahweh of hosts plans to do to us, as fits our ways and our actions, so He does with us." 7 On the twenty fourth day of the eleventh month (it is the month Shebat), in the second year of Darius, the word of Yahweh comes to Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, the prophet, saying:" 8 I see in the night, and behold! a man riding on a red horse, and he is standing between two mountains, in the shade, and behind him are horses, red, yellow and white." 9 Then I am saying, What are these, my lord? And the messenger who is speaking with me is saying to me, I will show you what these are." 10 And the man standing between the mountains is answering and saying to me, These are those whom Yahweh sends to walk in the earth." 11 And they are answering the messenger of Yahweh standing between the mountains, and are saying, We walk in all the earth, and behold! all the earth is sitting and is quiet." 12 Then the messenger of Yahweh is answering and saying, Yahweh of hosts, till when wilt You not have compassion on Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, which You do menace these seventy years? 13 And Yahweh of hosts is answering the messenger who is speaking with me, with good words, comforting words." 14 And the messenger who is speaking with me is saying to me, Call, saying, Thus says Yahweh of hosts:I am jealous for Jerusalem, and for Zion with a great jealousy, 15 and with great wrath am I wroth over the nations that are tranquil. When I was a little wroth, then they helped toward the evil." 16 Therefore thus says Yahweh:I return to Jerusalem with compassions; My house shall be built in it, (averring is Yahweh of hosts), and a tape shall be stretched out on Jerusalem." 17 And the messenger who is speaking with me is saying to me, Again, call, saying, Thus says Yahweh of hosts:My cities shall again overflow from the good; and Yahweh shall comfort Zion further, and He shall still choose Jerusalem." 18 Then I am lifting my eyes and am seeing, and behold! four horns." 19 And I am saying to the messenger who is speaking with me, What are these, my lord? And he is saying to me, These are the horns which winnowed Judah, Israel and Jerusalem." 20 Then Yahweh is showing me four artificers. 21 And I am saying, What are these coming to do? And He is speaking to me, saying:These are the horns which winnowed Judah to the extent that a man does not lift up his head. Yet these are coming to sharpen them, to throw off the horns of the nations which are lifting up a horn against the land of Judah to winnow it."