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1 Again I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.
2 In the first chariot were red horses; in the second chariot black horses;
3 in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot green horses, all of them powerful.
4 Then I asked the angel who talked with me, “what are these, my lord?”
5 The angel answered me, “these are the four winds of the Heavens, which go out from standing before the Lord of all the land.
6 The one with the black horses goes out toward the north country; and the white went out after them; and the green went out toward the south country.”
7 The strong went out and sought to go that they might walk back and forth through the land: and he said, “go around and through the land!” So, they walked back and forth through the land.
8 Then he called to me, and spoke to me, saying, “behold, those who go toward the north country have calmed My Spirit in the north country.”
9 The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
10 “take of them from the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah; and come the same day and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have come from Babylon.
11 Yes, take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest;
12 and speak to him, saying, ‘thus says Yahweh of Armies, “behold, the man whose name is the Branch: and He will grow up out of His place; and He will build Yahweh’s temple;
13 even He will build Yahweh’s temple; and He will receive the glory, and will sit and rule on His throne; and He will be a priest on His throne; and the counsel of peace will be between them both.
14 The crowns will be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in Yahweh’s temple.
15 Those who are far off will come and build in Yahweh’s temple; and you will know that Yahweh of Armies has sent me to you. This will happen if you diligently obey the voice of Yahweh your God.”