4 And the angel who spoke with me came back and roused me like a man that is roused from sleep, 2 and said to me “What do you see?” and I said “I see a lampstand there, all gold, with its bowl at its top and its seven lamps on it, and seven pipes, for the lamps on top of it, 3 * and two olive-trees over it, one on the right of the bowl and one on the left.” 4 And I answered by saying to the angel that was speaking with me “What are these, sir?” 5 and the angel that was speaking with me answered me “Do you not know what these are?” and I said “No, sir.” 6 ** And he answered me “This is Jehovah’s word to Zerubbabel, ‘Not my resources nor by strength but by my spirit, says Jehovah of Armies.’ 7 ** For I will make the great mountain into a plain before Zerubbabel, and he shall bring out the headstone among shouts ‘fine! fine!’” 8 And Jehovah’s word came to me 9 “Zerubbabel’s hands laid the foundation of this house, and his hands shall finish off; and you shall know that Jehovah of Armies sent me to you. 10 ** For who despises the day of little things? and they will rejoice and see the designated stone in Zerubbabel’s hand. These seven are Jehovah’s eyes ranging through all the earth.” 11 And I answered him “What are these two olive-trees to right and left of the lampstand?” 12 * and I answered him a second time “What are the two olive-spikes adjoining the two gold spouts that pour the gold off them?” 13 And he said to me “Do you not know what these are?” and I said “No, sir.” 14 And he said “These are the two sons of oil that stand by the Lord of all the earth.”
^ 4:3 Or olive-trees by it
^ 4:6 Or Not by vigor nor
^ 4:6-10 Conj. that the words from This is Jehovah’s word in verse 6 to Zerubbabel’s hand in verse 10 belong not here but at the end of the chapter or elsewhere
^ 4:7 Codd. Who are you, great mountain? before Zerubbabel into a plain
^ 4:7 (last words) Unc.
^ 4:10 Or see, with the designated stone in Zerubbabel’s hand, these seven, Jehovah’s eyes Or and these seven, Jehovah’s eyes ranging through all the earth, will rejoice and see the designated stone in Zerubbabel’s hand
^ 4:10 (designated) Unc.
^ 4:12 Or olive-spikes embraced by the two