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.
1大流士王二年八月，耶和华对易多的孙子、比利迦的儿子撒迦利亚先知说： 2“耶和华曾对你们的祖先大发怒气。 3因此，你要告诉百姓，万军之耶和华说，‘你们要归向我，我就回到你们那里。这是万军之耶和华说的。 4不要像你们的祖先一样。以前的先知曾呼唤他们要听从万军之耶和华的话，改邪归正，停止作恶，他们却置若罔闻，不予理会。这是耶和华说的。 5现在你们的祖先在哪里呢？那些先知能活到永远吗？ 6然而，我吩咐我仆人——众先知的训言和律例岂不应验在你们祖先的头上了吗？后来他们悔改了，说，万军之耶和华按着我们的所作所为报应了我们，正如祂所言。’”
7大流士王二年十一月，即细罢特月二十四日，耶和华的话传给了易多的孙子、比利迦的儿子撒迦利亚先知。 8我在夜间看到异象，见有人骑着一匹红马，站在谷中的番石榴树林间，后面有红马、棕马和白马骑士。 9我就问：“主啊，这是什么意思？”那位跟我说话的天使说：“我会告诉你这是什么意思。” 10站在番石榴树林间的那位对我说：“这些是耶和华派来巡视大地的。” 11其他骑士向站在番石榴树林间的那位耶和华的天使报告说：“我们已经巡视了大地，到处都安宁平静。”
14那位天使对我说：“你要宣告，万军之耶和华说，‘我对耶路撒冷，对锡安充满了火热的爱。 15我对安逸的列国充满愤怒，因为我只是对我的子民稍微不满，列国却大肆祸害他们。’ 16因此，耶和华说，‘我必怀着怜悯的心回到耶路撒冷，我的殿必在那里重建，必有准绳丈量耶路撒冷。这是万军之耶和华说的。’ 17你还要宣告，万军之耶和华说，‘我的城邑必再次繁荣昌盛，耶和华必再次安慰锡安，拣选耶路撒冷。’”
18我又举目观看，见有四个角。 19于是，我问与我说话的天使：“这是什么？”他回答说：“这些是驱散犹大、以色列和耶路撒冷的角。” 20耶和华又让我看见四个工匠。 21于是我问：“他们来做什么？”他说：“这些角驱散了犹大，以致无人能抬头，但这些工匠是来威吓列国，并打掉他们用来攻击和驱散犹大的角。”