1In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 2The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers.1.2 sore…: Heb. with displeasure 3Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. 4Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD. 5Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever? 6But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.1.6 take…: or, overtake
7¶ Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 8I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.1.8 speckled: or, bay 9Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be. 10And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. 11And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.
12¶ Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years? 13And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words. 14So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. 15And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. 16Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. 17Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.1.17 prosperity: Heb. good
18¶ Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. 19And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. 20And the LORD shewed me four carpenters. 21Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.
Isiraeli Gwĩtwo Macookerere Jehova
11:1 Ezar 4:24; Neh 12:4Na rĩrĩ, mweri wa ĩnana wa mwaka wa keerĩ wa ũthamaki wa Dario, ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova nĩyakinyĩire mũnabii Zekaria, mũrũ wa Berekia, mũrũ wa Ido, akĩĩrwo atĩrĩ:
2“Jehova nĩarakaririo mũno nĩ maithe manyu ma tene. 31:3 Mal 3:7; Jak 4:8Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ĩra andũ atĩrĩ, Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga ũũ: ‘Njookererai, nĩguo Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga, na niĩ nĩngũmũcookerera,’ ũguo nĩguo Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga. 41:4 Jer 6:17; Thab 106:6Mũtikahaane ta maithe manyu ma tene arĩa maahunjagĩrio nĩ anabii a tene, makeerwo atĩrĩ: Ũũ nĩguo Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga: ‘Garũrũkai mũtige mĩthiĩre yanyu mĩũru o na mĩtugo yanyu mĩũru.’ No makĩaga kũnjigua kana kũrũmbũiya uuge wakwa, nĩguo Jehova ekuuga. 5Maithe manyu ma tene makĩrĩ kũ rĩu? Nao anabii-rĩ, nĩmatũũraga nginya tene? 61:6 Isa 44:26; Maca 2:17No rĩrĩ, githĩ ndũmĩrĩri yakwa na irĩra ciakwa cia kũrũmĩrĩrwo, iria ndaathĩte ndungata ciakwa cia anabii itiahingĩirio maithe manyu ma tene?
“Hĩndĩ ĩyo makĩĩrira makiuga atĩrĩ, ‘Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe atwĩkĩte kũringana na ũrĩa mĩthiĩre na mĩtugo iitũ ĩtariĩ, o ta ũrĩa aatuĩte nĩegwĩka.’ ”
Mũndũ ũrĩa warĩ Mĩtĩ-inĩ ya Mĩhandathi
7Mũthenya wa mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na ĩna wa mweri wa ikũmi na ũmwe, mweri ũcio wa Shebati, mwaka-inĩ wa keerĩ wa ũthamaki wa Dario, ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova nĩyakinyĩire mũnabii Zekaria, mũrũ wa Berekia, mũrũ wa Ido.
81:8 Kũg 6:4; Zek 6:2-7Nĩndonire kĩoneki ũtukũ, na rĩrĩ, mbere yakwa ngĩona mũndũ wahaicĩte mbarathi ndune! Mũndũ ũcio aarũgamĩte mĩtĩ-inĩ ya mĩhandathi yarĩ handũ mũkuru-inĩ. Thuutha wake nĩ haarĩ mbarathi ĩmwe ndune, na ingĩ cia gĩĩtĩĩri na ingĩ njerũ.
91:9 Zek 4:1, 4-5; Dan 7:16Na niĩ ngĩũria atĩrĩ, “Mwathi wakwa, ici nacio nĩ cia kĩ?”
Mũraika ũcio waaragia na niĩ akĩnjookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩngũkwĩra nĩ cia kĩ.”
10Nake mũndũ ũcio warũngiĩ mĩtĩ-inĩ ya mĩhandathi akĩndaarĩria akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Aya nĩo Jehova atũmĩte mathiĩ thĩ yothe.”
111:11 Isa 14:7; Kĩam 16:7Nao magĩcookia ũhoro kũrĩ mũraika wa Jehova, ũrĩa warũngiĩ mĩtĩ-inĩ ya mĩhandathi, makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩtũthiĩte thĩ yothe na tũkoona atĩ thĩ nĩĩhooreire na ĩrĩ na thayũ.”
121:12 Thab 6:3; Jer 40:5Ningĩ mũraika ũcio wa Jehova akĩũria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ nginya rĩ, Wee Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe, ũkwaga kũiguĩra Jerusalemu na matũũra ma Juda tha, marĩa ũkoretwo ũrakarĩire mĩaka mĩrongo mũgwanja?” 131:13 Ayub 15:11; Zek 4:1Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Jehova agĩkĩarĩria mũraika ũcio twaragia nake na ciugo njega na cia kũhoorerania.
14Nake mũraika ũcio wanjaragĩria akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Anĩrĩra ndũmĩrĩri ĩno: Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ, ‘Nĩnjiguaga ũiru nĩ ũndũ wa Jerusalemu na Zayuni, 151:15 2Maũ 28:9; Amos 1:11no rĩrĩ, nĩndakarĩtio mũno nĩ ndũrĩrĩ iria ciĩiguaga irĩ ngitĩre. Ndaarakarĩire andũ akwa o hanini, no ndũrĩrĩ icio igĩkĩrĩrĩria kũmanyamaria.’
161:16 Zek 2:1-2; Ezar 1:1“Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, Jehova ekuuga ũũ: ‘Nĩngacooka itũũra rĩa Jerusalemu ndĩrĩiguĩre tha, nayo nyũmba yakwa yakwo kuo rĩngĩ. Naruo rũrigi rũa gũthima nĩrũgatambũrũkio Jerusalemu,’ ũguo nĩguo Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga.
171:17 Isa 40:1; Ezar 9:9“Ningĩ ũthiĩ na mbere na kwanĩrĩra uuge atĩrĩ: Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga ũũ, ‘Matũũra makwa nĩmakaiyũrĩrĩra ũgaacĩru rĩngĩ, nake Jehova nĩakahooreria Zayuni rĩngĩ na ethuurĩre Jerusalemu.’ ”
Hĩa Inya na Mabundi Mana
18Ningĩ ngĩtiira maitho, na rĩrĩ, mbere yakwa ngĩona hĩa inya! 191:19 Amos 6:13Ngĩũria mũraika ũcio wanjaragĩria atĩrĩ, “Ici nacio nĩ cia kĩ?”
Nake akĩnjookeria atĩrĩ, “Ici nĩcio hĩa iria ciaharaganirie Juda, na Isiraeli, na Jerusalemu.”1:19 Hĩa icio inya ciarĩ mabũrũri ma Ashuri, na Misiri, na Babuloni, na Perisia.
20Nake Jehova agĩcooka akĩnyonia mabundi mana. 211:21 Thab 75:10Na niĩ ngĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Aya-rĩ, marooka gwĩka atĩa?”
Nake akĩnjookeria atĩrĩ, “Ici nĩcio hĩa iria ciaharaganirie Juda nĩguo gũtigacooke kuoneka mũndũ ũkwĩhaanda, no mabundi maya, mokĩte kũmamakia na magũithie hĩa icio cia ndũrĩrĩ, iria ciambararirie hĩa ciao igĩũkĩrĩra bũrũri wa Juda, nĩguo andũ akuo maharaganio.”