Zechariah 6 ©

The eighth vision, of four chariots, showing that God would execute His judgments upon the enemies of His church, v. 1. etc. A charge of making crowns, whereby is signified that Royal and Priestly office of the Lord Christ, Who was to build up the temple of the Lord, that is, His church, unto which the Gentiles also would be called, 9, etc.


AND1 I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came 2four chariots out 3from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.


In the first chariot were 4red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;


And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot 5grisled and 6bay horses.


Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked 7with me, What are these, my lord?


And the angel answered and said unto me, These are 8the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from 9standing before 10the Lord of all the earth.


11The black horses which are therein go forth 12into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisleda go forth 13toward the south country.


And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and 14he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So 15they walked to and fro through the earth.


Then cried 16he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go 17toward the north country 18have quieted my spirit in the north country.


¶And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,


19Take of them of the captivity, even of 20Heldai, of 21Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, 22which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah;


Then take silver and gold, and 23make crowns, and 24set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;


And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, 25Behold 26the man whose name is 27The BRANCH; and he shall grow up 28out of his place, and he shall build the temple 29of the LORD:


Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear 30the glory, and 31shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and 32the counsel of peace shall be between them both.


And the crowns shall be to 33Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to 34Hen the son of Zephaniah, 35for a memorial in the temple of the LORD.


And 36they that are far off shall come and build 37in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will 38diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.