Amplified Bible

Zechariah 6

The Four Chariots

1Now again I looked up, and [a]four chariots were coming out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of [firm, immovable] bronze (divine judgment). The first chariot had red horses (war, bloodshed), the second chariot had black horses (famine, death), the third chariot had white horses (victory), and the fourth chariot had strong dappled horses (death through judgment). Then I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “What are these, my lord?” The angel answered me, “These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go out after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth, with the chariot with the black horses going toward the north country; then the one with the white horses follows after them [because there are two northern powers to overcome], and the chariot with the dappled horses goes toward the south country.” When the strong horses went out, they were eager to patrol the earth. And the Lord said, “Go, patrol the earth.” So they patrolled the earth [watching and protecting it]. Then He called out to me and said to me, “See, those who are going to the north country have quieted My Spirit [of wrath] in the north country.”

The word of the Lord also came to me, saying, 10 “Take an offering from the exiles, from Heldai, from Tobijah, and from Jedaiah [as representatives]; and you go the same day and enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have arrived from Babylon.

The Symbolic Crowns

11 Take silver and gold [from them], and make an ornate crown and set it on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12 Then say to Joshua, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Behold (look, keep in sight, watch), a Man (Messiah) whose name is Branch, for He shall branch out from His place (Israel, the Davidic line); and He shall build the [ultimate] temple of the Lord. 13 Yes, [you are to build a temple of the Lord, but] it is He who shall build the [ultimate] temple of the Lord, and He shall bear the honor and majesty [as the only begotten of the Father] and sit and rule on His throne. And He shall be a [b]Priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between the two offices [Priest and King].”’ 14 Now the crown shall become a reminder in the temple of the Lord to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah. 15 And those who are far away will come and [help] build the temple of the Lord.” Then you shall know [without any doubt] that the Lord of hosts sent me (Zechariah) to you. And it will come about if you will diligently obey the [voice of the] Lord your God.

Notas al pie

  1. Zechariah 6:1 I.e. four angelic spirits appointed by God to dispense His judgment.
  2. Zechariah 6:13 The Messiah will be both king and priest.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

撒迦利亞書 6

四輛馬車

1我又舉目觀看,見有四輛馬車從兩座銅山之間出來。 第一輛車套著紅馬,第二輛車套著黑馬, 第三輛車套著白馬,第四輛車套著斑點馬,馬都很雄壯。 我問與我說話的天使:「主啊,這些馬車是什麼意思?」 天使說:「他們是侍立在天下之主面前的四靈[a],正在出發。」 套著黑馬的車前往北方,套著白馬的車前往西方[b],套著斑點馬的車前往南方。 這些雄壯的馬出來,迫不及待地要巡察大地。天使說:「你們去巡察大地吧!」牠們便遵命而行。 他又高聲對我說:「看啊,那些到北方去的已在那裡使我的心得到安慰。」

為約書亞加冕

耶和華的話傳給了我,說: 10 「被擄到巴比倫的黑玳、多比雅和耶大雅已經回來了,你要收集他們奉獻的金銀,並在當天去西番雅的兒子約西亞家。 11 要用這些金銀製作冠冕,戴在約撒答的兒子約書亞大祭司頭上, 12 告訴他,萬軍之耶和華說,『看啊,那被稱為大衛苗裔的要從自己的地方興起,建造耶和華的殿。 13 祂必建造耶和華的殿,帶著王者的尊榮坐在寶座上掌權,寶座上也必坐著祭司[c],兩者和諧共存。』 14 這冠冕要留在耶和華的殿中,作為對黑玳[d]、多比雅、耶大雅和西番雅的兒子約西亞[e]的紀念。」

15 遠方的人也要來建造耶和華的殿。那時你們便知道是萬軍之耶和華差遣我到你們這裡來的。你們若全心遵從你們上帝耶和華的話,這事就必成就。

Notas al pie

  1. 6·5 」或譯「風」。
  2. 6·6 前往西方」或譯「跟在後面」。
  3. 6·13 寶座上也必坐著祭司」或譯「並在寶座上做祭司」。
  4. 6·14 黑玳」希伯來文作「希連」。
  5. 6·14 約西亞」希伯來文作「賢」,意思是「恩慈者」。