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Sekariah 1

Ìpè láti padà sí ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run

1Ní oṣù kẹjọ ọdún kejì ọba Dariusi, ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa tọ wòlíì Sekariah ọmọ Berekiah, ọmọ Iddo pé:

Olúwa ti bínú sí àwọn baba ńlá yín. Nítorí náà sọ fún àwọn ènìyàn: Èyí ni ohun tí Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí: ‘Ẹ padà sí Ọ̀dọ̀ mi,’ Báyìí ní Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí, ‘èmi náà yóò sì padà sí ọ̀dọ̀ yín,’ ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí. Ẹ má dàbí àwọn baba yín, àwọn tí àwọn wòlíì ìṣáájú ti ké sí wí pé: Báyìí ní Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí: ‘Ẹ yípadà nísinsin yìí kúrò ní ọ̀nà búburú yín,’ àti kúrò nínú ìwà búburú yín; ṣùgbọ́n wọn kò gbọ́, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni wọn kò fetí sí ti èmi, ni Olúwa wí. Àwọn baba yín, níbo ni wọ́n wà? Àti àwọn wòlíì, wọ́n ha wà títí ayé? Ṣùgbọ́n ọ̀rọ̀ mi àti ìlànà mi, ti mo pa ní àṣẹ fún àwọn ìránṣẹ́ mi wòlíì, kò ha tún bá àwọn baba yín?

“Wọ́n sì padà wọ́n wí pé, ‘Gẹ́gẹ́ bí Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun ti rò láti ṣe sí wa, gẹ́gẹ́ bi ọ̀nà wa, àti gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìṣe wa, bẹ́ẹ̀ ní o ti ṣe sí wa.’ ”

Ènìyàn láàrín àwọn igi miritili

Ní ọjọ́ kẹrìnlélógún oṣù kọkànlá, tí ó jẹ́, oṣù Sebati, ní ọdún kejì Dariusi, ni ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa tọ wòlíì Sekariah, ọmọ Bẹrẹkiah ọmọ Iddo wá, pé.

Mo rí ìran kan ni òru, si wò ó, ọkùnrin kan ń gun ẹṣin pupa kan, òun sì dúró láàrín àwọn igi maritili tí ó wà ní ibi òòji; lẹ́yìn rẹ̀ sì ni ẹṣin pupa, adíkálà, àti funfun gbé wà.

Nígbà náà ni mo wí pé, “Kí ni wọ̀nyí olúwa mi?”

Angẹli tí ń ba mi sọ̀rọ̀ sì wí fún mi pé, “Èmi ó fi ohun tí àwọn wọ̀nyí jẹ́ hàn ọ́.”

10 Ọkùnrin tí ó dúró láàrín àwọn igi maritili sì dáhùn ó sì wí pé, “Wọ̀nyí ní àwọn tí Olúwa ti rán láti máa rìn sókè sódò ni ayé.”

11 Wọ́n si dá angẹli Olúwa tí ó dúró láàrín àwọn igi maritili náà lóhùn pé, “Àwa ti rìn sókè sódò já ayé, àwa sí ti rí i pé gbogbo ayé wà ní ìsinmi àti àlàáfíà.”

12 Nígbà náà ni angẹli Olúwa náà dáhùn ó sì wí pé, “Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun, yóò ti pẹ́ tó tí ìwọ kì yóò fi ṣàánú fún Jerusalẹmu, àti fún àwọn ìlú ńlá Juda, ti ìwọ ti bínú sí ni àádọ́rin ọdún wọ̀nyí?” 13 Olúwa sì fi ọ̀rọ̀ rere àti ọ̀rọ̀ ìtùnú dá angẹli tí ń bá mi sọ̀rọ̀ lóhùn.

14 Angẹli ti ń bá mi sọ̀rọ̀ sì wí fún mi pé, “Ìwọ kígbe wí pé: Báyìí ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí: ‘Èmi ń fi ìjowú ńlá jowú fún Jerusalẹmu àti fún Sioni. 15 Èmi sì bínú púpọ̀púpọ̀ si àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè tí ó rò wí pé òun ní ààbò. Nítorí nígbà tí mo bínú díẹ̀, wọ́n ran ìparun lọ́wọ́ láti tẹ̀síwájú.’

16 “Nítorí náà, báyìí ni Olúwa wí: ‘Mo padà tọ Jerusalẹmu wá pẹ̀lú àánú; ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí, a ó kọ́ ilé mi sínú rẹ̀, a o sí ta okùn ìwọ̀n kan jáde sórí Jerusalẹmu.’

17 “Máa ké síbẹ̀ pé: Báyìí ni Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí: ‘A o máa fi ìre kún ìlú ńlá mi síbẹ̀; Olúwa yóò sì máa tu Sioni nínú síbẹ̀, yóò sì yan Jerusalẹmu síbẹ̀.’ ”

Ìwo mẹ́rin àti alágbẹ̀dẹ mẹ́rin

18 Mo si gbé ojú sókè, mo sì rí, sì kíyèsi i, ìwo mẹ́rin. 19 Mo sì sọ fún angẹli tí ó ń bá mi sọ̀rọ̀ pé, “Kí ni nǹkan wọ̀nyí?”

Ó si dà mí lóhùn pé, “Àwọn ìwo wọ̀nyí ni ó tí tú Juda, Israẹli, àti Jerusalẹmu ká.”

20 Olúwa sì fi alágbẹ̀dẹ mẹ́rin kan hàn mí. 21 Nígbà náà ni mo wí pé, “Kí ni àwọn wọ̀nyí wá ṣe?”

O sì sọ wí pé, “Àwọn wọ̀nyí ni ìwo tí ó ti tú Juda ká, tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí ẹnikẹ́ni kò fi gbé orí rẹ̀ sókè? Ṣùgbọ́n àwọn wọ̀nyí wá láti dẹ́rùbà wọ́n, láti lé ìwo àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè jáde, ti wọ́n gbé ìwo wọn sórí ilẹ̀ Juda láti tú ènìyàn rẹ̀ ká.”

The Message

Zechariah 1

11-4 In the eighth month of the second year in the reign of Darius, God’s Message came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah, son of Iddo: “God was very angry with your ancestors. So give to the people this Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies: ‘Come back to me and I’ll come back to you. Don’t be like your parents. The old-time prophets called out to them, “A Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies: Leave your evil life. Quit your evil practices.” But they ignored everything I said to them, stubbornly refused to listen.’

5-6 “And where are your ancestors now? Dead and buried. And the prophets who preached to them? Also dead and buried. But the Message that my servants the prophets spoke, that isn’t dead and buried. That Message did its work on your ancestors, did it not? It woke them up and they came back, saying, ‘He did what he said he would do, sure enough. We didn’t get by with a thing.’”

First Vision: Four Riders

On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month in the second year of the reign of Darius, the Message of God was given to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah, son of Iddo:

One night I looked out and saw a man astride a red horse. He was in the shadows in a grove of birches. Behind him were more horses—a red, a chestnut, and a white.

I said, “Sir, what are these horses doing here? What’s the meaning of this?”

The Angel-Messenger said, “Let me show you.”

10 Then the rider in the birch grove spoke up, “These are the riders that God sent to check things out on earth.”

11 They reported their findings to the Angel of God in the birch grove: “We have looked over the whole earth and all is well. Everything’s under control.”

12 The Angel of God reported back, “O God-of-the-Angel-Armies, how long are you going to stay angry with Jerusalem and the cities of Judah? When are you going to let up? Isn’t seventy years long enough?”

13-15 God reassured the Angel-Messenger—good words, comforting words—who then addressed me: “Tell them this. Tell them that God-of-the-Angel-Armies has spoken. This is God’s Message: ‘I care deeply for Jerusalem and Zion. I feel very possessive of them. But I’m thoroughly angry with the godless nations that act as if they own the whole world. I was only moderately angry earlier, but now they’ve gone too far. I’m going into action.

16-17 “‘I’ve come back to Jerusalem, but with compassion this time.’
    This is God speaking.
‘I’ll see to it that my Temple is rebuilt.’
    A Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies!
‘The rebuilding operation is already staked out.’
    Say it again—a Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies:
‘My cities will prosper again,
    God will comfort Zion again,
    Jerusalem will be back in my favor again.’”

Second Vision: Four Horns and Four Blacksmiths

18 I looked up, and was surprised by another vision: four horns!

19 I asked the Messenger-Angel, “And what’s the meaning of this?”

He said, “These are the powers that have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem abroad.”

20 Then God expanded the vision to include four blacksmiths.

21 I asked, “And what are these all about?”

He said, “Since the ‘horns’ scattered Judah so badly that no one had any hope left, these blacksmiths have arrived to combat the horns. They’ll dehorn the godless nations who used their horns to scatter Judah to the four winds.”