Reference: Zechariah, Prophecy Of
Nothing personal is revealed concerning the prophet except that he was the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet. The dates mentioned are the eighth and eleventh months of the second year, and the ninth month of the fourth year of Darius, answering to 519 and 517 B.C., Zec 1:1,7; 7:1. Haggai's prophecy was in the second year of the same Persian king, so the two prophets were contemporary, and, according to Ezr 5:1; 6:14, they both roused and encouraged the Jews to go on with the building of the temple. Zechariah's prophecy is much occupied with the great Gentile kingdoms under which the Jews were placed: there is also much respecting Jerusalem, and it reaches on to the time of the Messiah and His rejection, and to the last days when Israel and Judah shall be blessed in the land.
Zech. 1. The introduction calls upon the people to turn to the Lord: not to be like their fathers who refused to hearken to the warnings, but who when God's punishments had fallen upon them, had been forced to acknowledge the truth of the prophet's words. The point of the chapter is that Jehovah had returned to Jerusalem with mercies, and God's providential ordering of the nations would favour the building of the city. The first vision is in Zec 1:7-17. A man, the angel of Jehovah, on a red horse (the horse is a symbol of the energy of God's providential government in the earth) stands in the shade among the myrtle trees, and there were other horses, red, speckled, and white, as symbols of God's agency in the government of the earth: cf. Zec 6:5. "The powers that be are ordained of God" and were used by Him. If the 'red' horse signifies Persia (having the same colour as the horse of the angel, possibly because Persia was at that time ruling and was favouring God's people), doubtless the 'speckled' and the 'white' point to the two nations that were to succeed
Accursed, be their anger, because fierce, And their wrath because cruel, - I divide them in Jacob, And I disperse them in Israel.
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, Nor the commanders staff a from between his feet, - Until that he come in as a Shiloh, And, his, be the obedience of the peoples:
He met him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness, - He encompassed him watched over him, Shielded him as the pupil of his own eye.
And, in the fifth month, on the seventh of the month, the same, was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, chief of the royal executioners, servant of the king of Babylon, to Jerusalem;
Howbeit Josiah turned not his face from him, for, to fight against him, he had disguised himself, and he hearkened not unto the words of Neco, from the mouth of God, - so he came to fight in the valley of Megiddo. And the archers shot at King Josiah, - and the king said unto his servants, Take me away, for I am sore wounded. read more. So his servants took him away out of the war-chariot, and conveyed him in a second chariot which he had, and carried him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in the sepulchres of his fathers, - and, all Judah and Jerusalem, were mourning over Josiah. And Jeremiah chanted a dirge over Josiah, and all the singing men and singing women in their dirges have spoken concerning Josiah, until this day, and they appointed them by statute for Israel, - and, there they are, written among the dirges.
Then were moved to prophesy, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah son of Iddo, the prophets, unto the Jews who were in Judaea and in Jerusalem, - in the name of the God of Israel, unto them.
And, the elders of the Jews, went on building and prospering, through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah son of Iddo, - they both built and finished, owing to the edict of the God of Israel, and owing to the edict of Cyrus and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
But there shall come forth a shoot from the stock of Jesse, - And, a sprout from his roots, shall bear fruit; And the spirit of Yahweh shall rest upon him, -
Surely, as for thy wastes, and thy desolations, and thy land of ruins, Surely, now, shalt thou be too strait for thine inhabitants, And, far off, shall be they who have been swallowing thee up. The children of whom thou wast bereaved shall yet say in thine ears, - Too strait for me, is the place Make room for me that I may settle down.
Then shalt thou become - A crown of adorning, in the hand of Yahweh, and A royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
And it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael son of Nethaniah son of Elishama of the seed royal and chiefs of the king, and ten men with him, came in, unto Gedaliah son of Ahikam, at Mizpah, - and they did there eat bread together in Mizpah. Then arose Ishmael son of Nethaniah - and the ten men who were with him and they smote Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan - with the sword and slew him whom the king of Babylon had set in charge, over the land.
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his force, against Jerusalem, and encamped against it, - and he built against it a siege-wall round about.
In the fourth month on the ninth of the month, when the famine had become severe in the city, - and there had come to be no bread for the people of the land,
And I will bring you forth from among the peoples, And gather you together out of the lands, throughout which ye have been dispersed, With t strong hand and With an outstretched arm, and With outpoured indignation; And I will bring you into the desert of the peoples, - and will contend with you there, I face to face. read more. Just as I contended with yore fathers in the desert of the land of Egypt, So will I contend with you, Declareth My Lord Yahweh; And I will cause you to pass under the rod And will bring you into the bond of the covenant; And will sever from you those who are rebelling and those who are transgressing against me, Out of the land of their sojournings, will I bring them forth, Yet upon the so of Israel, shall they not enter, So shall ye know that, I, am Yahweh.
Thou therefore Son of man Take thee one stick, and write upon it For Judah, and for the sons of Israel his companions, Then take thou another stick, and write upon it For Joseph the stick of Ephraim, and all the house of Israel his companions. Then bring them near - the one to the other - for thee into one stick,- And they shall become united in thy hand. read more. And when the sons of thy people speak unto thee I. saying,- Wt thou not tell us what these things are to thee? speak unto them Thus saith My Lord Yahweh, Lo! I, myself, am going to take the stick of Joseph. which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions, - And I will place them upon it even upon the stick of Judah. And will make of them one stick, And they shall become one in my hand. And the sticks whereon thou shalt write shall remain in thy hand before their eyes. Therefore speak thou unto them Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh, Lo! myself am going to take the sons of Israel, from among the nations whither they have gone, - And I will gather them from every side, And will bring them in upon their own so; And will make of them one nation in the land. among the mountains of Israel, And one king, shall they all have for king, - And they shall remain no longer two nations, Nor shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more. Neither shall they defile themselves any more With their manufactured gods or With their detestable things, or With any of their transgressions,- But I will save them out of all their dwelling- places, wherein they have sinned, And I will cleanse them And they shall become nay people, And I, will become their God. And my servant David shall be king over them, And one shepherd, shall they all have, And in my regulations, shall they walk, And my statutes, shall they observe and do them. And they shall dwell upon the land. which I gave to my servant- to Jacob, Wherein your fathers dwelt, - Yea they shall dwell thereupon. They, and their children and their children's children Unto times age-abiding, And David my servant shall be prince unto them Unto times age-abiding. And I will solemnise to them a covenant of prosperity, A covenant age-abiding, shall it be with them, - And I will place them. And multiply them, And set my sanctuary in the midst of them. Unto times age-abiding. And my habitation shall be over them, And I will become their God,- And they, shall become my people, So shall the nations know that I, Yahweh, am hallowing Israel,- When my sanctuary is in the midst of them Unto times age-abiding.
Forasmuch as thou sawest that, out of the rock, a stone tare itself away, but not with hands, and brake in pieces the clay, the iron, the bronze, the silver and the gold, the mighty God, hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. Exact then is the dream, and trusty its interpretation.
In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Yahweh unto Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, the prophet, saying: - Yahweh, was sore displeased, with your fathers: read more. therefore shalt thou say unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Return ye unto me, urgeth Yahweh of hosts, - that I may return unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts. Do not become like your fathers, unto whom the former prophets, proclaimed, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Return, I pray you, from your wicked ways, and from your wicked practices; but they heard not, nor hearkened unto me, declareth Yahweh. Your fathers, where are they? and, the prophets, to times age-abiding, do they live? Howbeit, as for my words and my statutes with which I charged my servants the prophets, did they not overtake your fathers? and so they returned and said, Just as Yahweh of hosts planned to do unto us, according to our ways and according to our practices, So hath he dealt with us? Upon the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the same, is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Yahweh unto Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, the prophet, as followeth:
Upon the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the same, is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Yahweh unto Zechariah, son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, the prophet, as followeth: I looked by night, And lo! a man riding upon a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees, in the shade; and, after him, were horses, red, bay, and white.
I looked by night, And lo! a man riding upon a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees, in the shade; and, after him, were horses, red, bay, and white. Then said I, What are these, my lord? And the messenger who was speaking with me, said unto me, I, will shew thee what these, are. read more. So the man who was standing among the myrtle-trees responded, and said, - These, are they whom Yahweh, hath sent, to go to and fro through the earth. Then responded they to the messenger of Yahweh, who was standing among the myrtle-trees, and said, We have gone to and fro through the earth, - and lo! all the earth, resteth and is quiet. Then the messenger of Yahweh responded, and said, O Yahweh of hosts! How long wilt, thou, not have compassion upon Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, - against which thou hast had indignation these seventy years? And Yahweh answered the messenger who was speaking with me, in words that were pleasant, - words that were consoling, Then the messenger who was speaking with me, said unto me, Proclaim thou, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, I am jealous for Jerusalem, and for Zion, with a great jealousy; And, with a great displeasure, am I displeased with the careless nations, - in that, when, I, was displeased (for) a little, then, they, helped forward the calamity, Wherefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, I have returned to Jerusalem, with compassions,, My house, shall be built therein, declareth Yahweh of hosts, and, a line, shall be stretched forth over Jerusalem. Further, proclaim thou, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, Yet, shall my cities overflow with blessing! So will Yahweh yet, have compassion, upon Zion, and yet make choice of Jerusalem. Then lifted I up mine eyes and looked, - and lo! Four Horns. And I said unto the messenger who was speaking with me, What are these? And he said unto me, These, are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
And I said unto the messenger who was speaking with me, What are these? And he said unto me, These, are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. Then Yahweh shewed me Four Craftsmen. read more. And I said, What are these coming in to do? And he spake, saying, These, are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man lifted up his head, but these others have come in to put them in fear, to cast down the horns of the nations, the which have lifted up the horn against the land of Judah to scatter her.
Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, For his own honour, hath he sent me unto the nations that are spoiling you, - Surely, he that toucheth you, toucheth the pupil of mine eye.
Hear, I pray thee, O Joshua the high priest, thou and thy friends who are sitting before thee, for, men to serve as signs, they are, - For behold me! bringing in my servant, the Bud; For lo! the stone which I have set before Joshua, Upon one stone, are Seven (pairs of) Eyes, - Behold me! cutting the engraving thereof, declareth Yahweh of hosts. So will I take away the iniquity of that land in one day.
And once more the messenger who was speaking with me, roused me up, just as a man might be roused up out of his sleep. Then said he unto me, What canst thou see? And I said - I have looked, and lo! a Lampstand - all of gold, with the Bowl thereof upon the top thereof, and its Seven Lamps upon it, Seven Pipes each, to the lamps which are upon the top thereof; read more. and, Two Olive-trees, by it, - one upon the right hand of the bowl, and one upon the left hand thereof.
Then responded he, and spake unto me, saying, This, is the word of Yahweh, unto Zerubbabel, saying, - Not by wealth, nor by strength, but by my spirit, saith Yahweh of hosts. Who, art, thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel, brought down to a plain! So shall he bring forth the headstone, with thundering shouts Beautiful! Beautiful! thereunto.
Who, art, thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel, brought down to a plain! So shall he bring forth the headstone, with thundering shouts Beautiful! Beautiful! thereunto.
The hands of Zerubbabel, have founded this house, and, his hands, shall finish it, - So shalt thou know that, Yahweh of hosts, hath sent me unto you. For who hath despised the day of small things? Yet shall they rejoice, when they see the plummet-stone in the hand of Zerubbabel, - these seven! The eyes of Yahweh, they are - running to and fro throughout all the earth.
For who hath despised the day of small things? Yet shall they rejoice, when they see the plummet-stone in the hand of Zerubbabel, - these seven! The eyes of Yahweh, they are - running to and fro throughout all the earth. Then responded I, and said unto him, - What are these two olive-trees, upon the right of the lampstand, and upon the left thereof? read more. And I responded a second time, and said unto him, - What are the two branches of the olive- trees which join the two golden tubes, which empty out of them the golden oil? And he spake unto me, saying, Knowest thou not what these are? And I said, No, my lord. Then said he, These, are the two Anointed Ones, - who stand near the Lord of all the earth.
And once more lifted I mine eyes, and looked, - and lo! a Flying Volume. And he said unto me, What canst thou see? So I said, I, can see a flying volume, the length thereof, twenty by the cubit, and, the breadth thereof, ten by the cubit. read more. Then said he unto me, This, is the curse, which is going forth over the face of all the earth, - Because, every one who stealeth, on the one side, hath in one way been let off, and, every one who sweareth, on the other side, hath in another way been let off, therefore have I brought it forth, Declareth Yahweh of hosts, And it shall enter - into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth by my name, falsely, - and it shall roost in the midst of his house, and shall consume it, both the timbers thereof, and the stones thereof. Then came forward, the messenger who was talking with me, - and said unto me - Lift up, I pray thee, thine eyes, and see what this is which is coming forth. And I said, What is it? Then said he, This, is an ephah that is coming forth. And he said, This, is their iniquity, throughout all the land. And lo! a leaden disc uplifted, - and here a certain woman, sitting inside the ephah. Then said he, This, is Lawlessness. So he thrust her back inside the ephah, - and then thrust the leaden weight into the mouth thereof. Then lifted I up mine eyes and looked, and lo! Two Women coming forward, with the wind in their wings, and, they, had wings, like the wings of the stork, - and bare up the ephah, between the earth and the heavens. Then said I unto the messenger who was speaking with me, - Whither are they carrying the ephah? And he said unto me, To build for it a house in the land of Shinar, - so shall it be ready, and they shall settle it there, upon its own base?
And once again I lifted mine eyes, and looked, and lo! four chariots, coming forward from between two mountains, - now, the mountains, were mountains of copper. In the first chariot, were red horses, - and, in the second chariot, black horses; read more. and, in the third chariot, white horses, - and, in the fourth chariot, horses spotted, deep red.
and, in the third chariot, white horses, - and, in the fourth chariot, horses spotted, deep red. Then began I, and said, unto the messenger who was speaking with me, - What are these, my lord? read more. And the messenger answered, and said unto me, - These, are the four winds of the heavens, coming forward after each hath presented itself near the Lord of all the earth.
And the messenger answered, and said unto me, - These, are the four winds of the heavens, coming forward after each hath presented itself near the Lord of all the earth.
And the messenger answered, and said unto me, - These, are the four winds of the heavens, coming forward after each hath presented itself near the Lord of all the earth. They in whose chariot are the black horses, are going forth into the land of the North, and, the white, have gone forth after them, - and, the spotted, have gone forth into the land of the South;
They in whose chariot are the black horses, are going forth into the land of the North, and, the white, have gone forth after them, - and, the spotted, have gone forth into the land of the South; and, the deep red, have come forward and sought to go their way, that they might journey to and fro in the land, so he said, Go your way, journey to and fro in the land, - and they journeyed to and fro in the land.
and, the deep red, have come forward and sought to go their way, that they might journey to and fro in the land, so he said, Go your way, journey to and fro in the land, - and they journeyed to and fro in the land. Then made he outcry beside me, and spake unto me, saying, - See, these who are going forth into the land of the North, have settled my spirit in the land of the North.
Then made he outcry beside me, and spake unto me, saying, - See, these who are going forth into the land of the North, have settled my spirit in the land of the North.
Take of them of the exile, of Heldai, and of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, - then shalt, thou thyself, enter, on that day, yea thou shalt enter the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah, with them who have come in out of Babylon;
Take of them of the exile, of Heldai, and of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, - then shalt, thou thyself, enter, on that day, yea thou shalt enter the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah, with them who have come in out of Babylon; yea thou shalt take silver and gold, and make a crown, - and set it upon the head of Jehoshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest; read more. then shalt thou speak unto him, saying, Thus, speaketh Yahweh of hosts, saying, - Lo! a man! Bud, is his name, and, out of his own place, shall he bud forth, and shall build the temple of Yahweh;
then shalt thou speak unto him, saying, Thus, speaketh Yahweh of hosts, saying, - Lo! a man! Bud, is his name, and, out of his own place, shall he bud forth, and shall build the temple of Yahweh; Yea, he, shall build the temple of Yahweh, and, he, shall bear the honour, and shall sit and rule upon his throne, - and shall become a priest upon his throne, and, the counsel of peace, shall be between the two of them. read more. But, the crown, shall belong to Heldai and to Tobiah and to Jedaiah, and to Hen son of Zephaniah, - for a memorial in the temple of Yahweh. And, they who are afar off, shall come in and shall build at the temple of Yahweh, so shall yea know that, Yahweh of hosts, hath sent me unto you, - and it shall come to pass if ye will, indeed hearken, unto the voice of Yahweh your God.
And it came to pass, in the fourth year of Darius the king, that the word of Yahweh came unto Zechariah, on the fourth of the ninth month, in Chisleu;
Speak thou unto all the people of the land, and unto the priests, saying, - When ye fasted and lamented in the fifth and in the seventh, even these seventy years, did ye, really fast, unto, me?
And it shall come to pass that - Just as ye had become a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, So, will I save you, and ye shall become a blessing, - Do not fear, let your hands, be strong.
Therefore did Tyre build a stronghold for herself, - and did heap up silver like dust, yea gold, like the mire of the lanes. Lo! My Lord, shall dispossess her, and smite, into the sea, her fortress, - and, she herself, in fire, shall be consumed. read more. Ashkelon, shall see, and fear, Gaza, also, which shall writhe in great anguish, Ekron, also, because abashed is her expectation, - and the king, shall perish, from Gaza, and, Ashkelon, not be inhabited; And there shall be seated a half-breed in Ashdod, - So will I cut off the arrogance of the Philistines; And will take away his reeking prey out of his mouth, and his abominations, from between his teeth, but, he that is left, even he, shall belong to our God, - So shall he become as a chief in Judah, and, Ekron, as a Jebusite! Then will I encamp about my house - against an army, against him that passeth by, and against him that returneth, neither shall an exactor, tread them down any more, - for, now, have I seen with mine own eyes.
So I took my staff Grace, and cut it in two, - that I might set aside my covenant which I had solemnised with all the peoples.
Then said Yahweh unto me, - Yet further take thee the implements of a worthless shepherd. For lo! I am raising up a shepherd in the land, the disappearing, will he not visit, the straying, will he not seek, and, the fractured, will he not bind up, - the weak, will he not nourish, but, the flesh of the fat, will he eat, and, their hoofs, will he break in pieces. read more. Alas! for my worthless shepherd, who forsaketh the flock, A sword upon his arm, and upon his right eye! - his arm, shall be, utterly withered, and, his right eye, shall be, wholly darkened.
In that day, will the wailing, be great, in Jerusalem, as the wailing of Hadadrimmon, in the valley of Megiddon;
In that day, there shall be an opened fountain, for the house of David, and for the Inhabitants of Jerusalem, - for sin and for uncleanness. And it shall come to pass, in that day, declareth Yahweh of hosts, That I will cut off the names of idols out of the land, and they shall not be remembered any more, - Moreover also, even the prophets and the spirit of impurity, will I cause to pass away out of the land. read more. So shall it come about that, when any man shall prophesy again, then will his own father and his own mother, of whom he was born, say unto him, - Thou shalt not live! For falsehood hast thou spoken in the name of Yahweh, - So will his own father and his own mother of whom he was born, pierce him through, when he prophesieth, Yea it shall come to pass, in that day, that the prophets, will turn pale, every man by reason of his vision when he prophesieth, - neither will they put on a mantle of hair to deceive. But he will say, No prophet, am I, - One tilling the ground, am I, for, one of the common people, hath owned me from my youth. Then will one say unto him, What are these wounds between thy hands? And he will say, Wherewith I was wounded in the house of them who loved me. O Sword! awake against my shepherd, even against the man that is my companion, urgeth Yahweh of hosts, - Smite the shepherd, and let the flock, be scattered, Howbeit I will turn back my hand over the little ones. And it shall come to pass, in all the land, declareth Yahweh, Two-thirds therein, shall be cut off, and expire, - but, a third, shall be left therein; And I will bring the third into the fire, and will smelt them as one smelteth silver, and will try them, as one trieth gold, - It, will call upon my name, and, I, will answer it, and will say, My people, it is! and, it, will say, Yahweh, is my God!
Then shall ye flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains, shall reach, very near, Yea, ye shall flee, just as ye fled from before the earthquake, in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, - Then, shall arrive, Yahweh my God, All thy holy ones, with thee! And it shall come to pass, in that day, - that there shall be no light, the bright stars, shall be withdrawn;
Then, went the Pharisees and took, counsel, that they might ensnare him, in discourse. And they sent forth to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher! we know that, true, thou art, and, the way of God, in truth, dost teach, and it concerneth thee not about anyone, - for thou lookest not unto the face of men: read more. Tell us then, how, to thee, it seemeth? Is it allowable to give tax unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus, taking note of their wickedness, said - Why are ye tempting me, hypocrites? Shew me the coin appointed for the tax. And, they, brought unto him a denary. And he saith unto them - Whose, is this image and the inscription? They say - Caesar's. Then, saith he unto them - Render, therefore, the things of Caesar, unto Caesar, - and, the things of God, unto God. And, hearing, they marvelled, - and, leaving him, departed. On that day, there came unto him Sadducees, who say, there is, no resurrection - and they questioned him, saying - Teacher! Moses, said, If any man die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were, with us, seven brethren; and, the first, marrying, died, and not having seed, left his wife unto his brother. Likewise, the second also, and the third, - unto the seven. And, last of all, died, the wife. In the resurrection, therefore, - Of which of the seven, shall she be wife? For, all, had her. And Jesus answering, said - Ye are deceiving yourselves, knowing neither the Scriptures, nor yet the power of God. For, in the resurrection, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but, as messengers in the heaven, are they. But, as touching the resurrection of the dead - Have ye not read what was spoken unto you by God, saying - I, am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? - He is not God, of the dead, but, of the living. And, the multitudes, hearing, were being struck with astonishment at his teaching. Now, the Pharisees, hearing that he had silenced the Sadducees, were brought together with one accord; and one from among them, a lawyer, proposed a question, putting him to the test: Teacher! which commandment, is greatest in the law? And, he, said unto him - Thou shalt love the Lord thy God - with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind: This, is the great and first commandment. The second, like it, is, this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. In these two commandments, all the law, is contained, and the prophets. Now, the Pharisees having come together, Jesus questioned them, saying - How, to you, doth it seem, concerning the Christ? Whose son, is he? They say unto him - David's. He saith unto them - How then doth, David, in spirit, call him, Lord, saying - The Lord, hath said unto, my Lord, - Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thy foes thy footstool? If then, David, calleth him, Lord, How, is he, his son? And, no one, was able to answer him a word, neither durst anyone, from that day, question him, any more.
Then, Jesus saith unto them - All ye, will find cause of stumbling in me, during this night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and, the sheep of the flock, will be scattered abroad;
I, have come, in the name of my Father, - and ye are not receiving me: If, another, shall come in his own name, him, ye will receive!
Now there were certain Greeks, from among them who were coming up that they might worship in the feast. These, therefore, came unto Philip, him who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, - and were requesting him, saying - Sir! We desire to see, Jesus. read more. Philip cometh, and telleth Andrew: Andrew and Philip come, and tell Jesus. But, Jesus, answereth them, saying - The hour hath come, that the Son of Man should be glorified! Verily! Verily, I say unto you: Except, the kernel of wheat, shall fall into the ground, and die, it, alone, abideth; but, if it die, much fruit, it beareth.
And I saw, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb, standing, showing that it had been slain, - having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
These, are the two olive-trees, and the two lamps, which, before the Lord of the earth, do stand.
And I heard another voice out of heaven, saying - Come forth, my people, out of her, - that ye may have no fellowship with her sins, and, of her plagues, that ye may not receive; because her sins were joined together as far as heaven, and God hath remembered her unrighteous deeds.