6 * And once more I raised my eyes and saw, and there were four chariots coming out from between the two mountains; and the mountains were of bronze. 2 In the first chariot were brown ponies, and in the second chariot black ponies, 3 and in the third chariot white ponies, and in the fourth chariot strong dappled ponies. 4 And I answered by saying to the angel that was speaking with me “What are these, sir?” 5 and the angel answered me “These are the four winds of the sky coming out from presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The one with the black ponies in it, they were going out to the north country, and the white went out to a part behind them, and the dappled went out to the south country; 7 and the brown went out and wanted to go walking back and forth in the earth, and he said to them ‘Walk back and forth in the earth,’ and they did.” 8 ** And he called me up and spoke to me, saying “See, those that were going out to the north country have laid my spirit in the north country.” 9 And Jehovah’s word came to me, 10 * “Take from the emigrants out of Heldai, from Tobijah and from Jedaʽiah, and go in yourself and go in into the house of Josiah the son of Sephaniah, who have come from Babylon, 11 and take silver and gold and make a crown and place on the head of High Priest Joshuaʽ the son of Josadak, 12 and say to him ‘Says Jehovah of Armies, Here is a man named New Growth, and he shall grow new in his place and build Jehovah’s temple. 13 * And he shall build Jehovah’s temple, and he shall take on majesty and shall sit and rule on his throne, and there shall be a priest at his right hand, and there shall be peaceable policy between the two.’” 14 * And Helem and Tobijah and Jedaʽiah, and the graciousness of the son of Sephaniah, shall have the crown for a memorial in Jehovah’s temple; 15 and far-off men shall come and build on Jehovah’s temple, and you shall know that Jehovah of Armies sent me to you; and if you shall obey your God Jehovah—
^ 6:1 Var. between two mountains
^ 6:8 Var. See those that are going out to the north country; they will lay
^ 6:8 Codd.* have rested my spirit
^ 6:10-15 Susp.
^ 6:13 Var. throne, and be priest on his throne, and there shall
^ 6:14 Or Jedaʽiah, and Hen the son of