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the people to work. Is it time for you, O je, to dwells canle the word of the Lord by the in your ceiled bouses, and this house prophet Haggai, gayiug, lie waste?

2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the bon 6 Now therefore thus anith the LORD or Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and of hosts ; Consider your ways.

to Joshua the son of Josedech, the 6 Ye have down much, and bring in high priest, and to the residue of the little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; people, saying, ye drink, but ye are not filled with 3 Who is lelt among you that saw drink; ye clothe you, but there is this house in her first glory? and low none warin; and be tuat earneth wa- do ye see it now? is it not in your ges, earuetl wages to put it into a bag eyes in coinparison of it as nothiog? with holes,

4 Yel now be strong, O Zerubbabel. 7 Thus saith the Lord of losts; saith the LORD; and be strong, O Consider your ways.

Joshua, son of Josedech, the ligh 8 Go up to the mountain, and bring priest; and be strong, all ye people of wood, und build the house, and I wili ilie land, saith the LORD, and work: take pleasure in it, and I will be glo- for I an with you, saith the LORD O rified, saith the LORD.

hoste. 9 Ye looked for much, and lo, it 5 According to the word that I cou. came to lilile; and when ye brought. enanted with you when ye came uit it home, I did blow upon it. Why? or Egypt, so my Spirit remaivelli saith the Lord of loals. Because of ainong you; tear ye not. iny house that is waste, and ye ruu 6 For thus sailli the Lord or hosts; every man unto bis own house. Yet once, it is a little while, and I

10 Therefore the heaven over you will shake the heavens, ami the earli, is stayed from dew, and the earth is and the sea, and the dry land; stayed from ber fruit

7 And I will shake all biti0118, and 11 And I called for a draugut upon the Desire of all walions shall come; thic land, and upon the mountains, and and I will fill this house with glory, tipon the corn, and upou the new wine, saith the Lord of hosts. and upon the oil, and upon that wiicb 8 Tbe silver is nine, and the gold 29 the ground briligeti forth, aud upon usine, saith the Lord of hosts.

snen, and upon cattle, and uponi all| 9 The glory of this latter house shall the labour of the laude.

be greater than ol' the former, saith 12 | Then Zerubbabel the son of the Lord of hosts: and in this place Sheiultiel, and Joslıya the son of Jose will l give peace, saith the Lord of dech, the higli priest, with all the rew- hosts. want of the people, obeyed the voice J0T In the four and twentieth duy of the Lord their God, and the words of the ninth mouth, in the second of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD year of Darius, came the word of llic their God bad seni lini, and the peo. Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, ple did rear before the LouLv.

11 Thus saitli the Lord of hosts; 13 Then spake Haggai the Lord's Ask 11ow the prieste concerning the messenger in the LORD s message unto law, saying, the people, saying, I ant with you,

,12'If one bear holy Desh in the skirt saith the LORD.

of bis garment, and with his skirt do 14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit touchs bread, or pottage, or wine, or of Zerubbalel, the son of Shealciel, oil, or any meat, shall it be boly? governor of Judah, and the spirit of And the priests answered and silid, Joshua the son of Josetlechi, the high No. priest, and the spirit of all the rem- 13 Then said Haggai, If one that is pant of the people; and they came unclean by a dead body touch any of and did work in the liouse of the LORD tiese, shall it be unclean? And the of hosts, their God,

priests answered and said, It sbull be 15 In the four and trventieth day of funclean. the sixth month, in the second year or 14 Then answered Haggai, and said, Darius the king

So is this people, tu so is this pation CHAP. II.

betore me, sailli the Lond; ani so is Nibe seventh month, in the one every work of their hands; and third

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the h07'80s. 15 And now, I pray you, consider, bath not brought forlb: from this day from this day and upward, from be- will I bless you, fore a stone was laid upon a stone in 20 And again the word of the LORD t.lie teinple of the Lund:

caine unto Haggai in the four and 16 Since those days were, when one twentieth day of tbe month, saying, came to a heap or twenty measures, 21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governoro there were bu ten : when one caine Judali, saying, I will alake the beato the press-fat for to draw out filly rens and ile earth; vessels out of the press,tlicre were but D2 And I will overthrow the throne twenty.

of kingdoms, and I will destroy the 17 I gmote you with blasting and strength of the kingdoms of die jeawith inildew and with bail in all the then ; and I will overthrow tlie charlabours of your hands; yet yeturned iois, and those that ride in thein; and pot to me, saith the LORD.

lue horses and their riders shall come 18 Consider now from this day and down, every one by the sword or bis upward, from the four and twentieth brother, day of the nintlı month, even loin the 23 In that day, saith the Lord of clay that the foundation of the Lord's hosts, will I take thee, o Zerubbabel, Lemple was laid, consider it.

my servant, the son of Shealtiel, eaith 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, the Lons, and will make thee as a as yet the vine, and the fig.tree, and signet: for I have chosen Wiee, saith llie pomegranale, and the clive-tree, I the Lord of hosts.


Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the
N the eighth inonth, in the second son orldilo the prophet, saying,

year of Darius, came the word of 8 Igaw by night, and behold a man the LonD unto Zechariah, the son of riding upon a red horse, and be stood Berechiali,the son of Iddo the prophet, among the myrlle-trees that were in saying,

the bottom; and behind bim lucr'e 2 The Lord batlı been sore displeas- there red horses, speckled, and white. ed will your fathers.

9 Then said I, O my lord, what are 3 Therefore any thou unto them, these? And the angel that talked with Thus saith the LORD ollosts ; Turn me said unto me, I wili show thee ye unto ine, sailli the LORD of hosts, what these ve. and I will tun unto you, saith the 10 And the man that stood among the LORD OP hosts.

myrtle-trees answered and garl, These 4 Be ye nol as your fathers, unto are they whom the LORD lxth sent to whom the former propliets have cried, walk to and fro through the earth. anying, Thus saitli the Lord or hosts ; 11 And they answered the angel of Turn ye now from your evil way, the LORD that stood ainong the myrileamnu from your evil doings : but they crees, and said, IVe bave walked to did not bear, nor hearken unto me, and fro through the eartlı, and,beliold, Baith the Lord.

all the earth sitletb still, and is at rest. 5 Your fathers, where are they? and 12 | Then the angel oi the Lord anthe prophets, do they live for ever? swered and said, O Lord of hostalow

6 But my words aod my statutes, long wilt thou not have mercy on Jewhich I commanded my servants therusalem and on the cities of Judah, zwophels, dill they not take liold or agaiost which thou hast had indignayour fatliers ? and they returned and tion these threescore and ten years? baid, Like as iie LORD of hosts thought 131nd the Lord answered the angel to do unto us, according to our ways, that talked with me with good words and according to our doings, 60 liath and comfortable words. he clealt with us.

14 So the angel that communed with 7 1 Upon lle luurand (iventieth day me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, or the cleventh month, which is the Thus saith the LORD of hosts; 1 ani month Sebat, in the second yearof Da je tlous for Jerusalem and for Ziou rius, came the word of the LORD urlo lwith a great jealousy

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is promised. 1.5 And I am very sore displeased, thie nations which spoiled you; forlie with the beathen that are at ease; for that touchieth you toucheth the apple I was but a little displeased, and they of his eye. nelped forward the affliction.

9 For, bebold, I will shake my hand 16 Therefore thus saith the Lod; I upon them, and they shall be a spou am returned to Jerusalem with mer- 10 their serranis: and ye shall know cies ; my house shall be built in it, that the LORD of hosts bath sent me. saith the LORD of hosts, and a line 10 11 Sing and rejoice, 0 daughter of shall be stretched forth upou Jerusa- Zion: lur, lo, I come, and I will dwell lemn.

in the inidst of thee, saith the LORD. 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the 11 And many nations shall be jome: LORD of hosts,My cities through gros to the Lord in that day, and shall be perity sliall yel be spread abroad; and my people: and I will dwell in 1113 the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and inidst of thee; and thou sball know alall yet choose Jerusalem.

that tlie Loro uf hosts hath sent me 18 | Then listed I up oriue eyes, and unlo thee. Baw, and behold four boms.

12 And the LORD all inlierit Judah 19 Aud I said unto the angel that his portion in the holy land, and shall talked with ine, What be these? sud choose Jerusalein again, he answered me, These are the lions 13 Be silent, О all fesh, before the which bave scaltered Judalı, Israel, Lond: for he is raised up out of his and Jerusalem.

holy habitation. 20 dud the LORD slowed me four

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21 Tlien said I, IVbat come these lo priest standing before the ange! do? And he spake, sayiug, These are of the LORD,aud Salan standing at bis the horns which bave sculteredJudali, riglit bound to resist him. so that no iman did lift up his head : 2 Audllie LORD said unto Satan, The but these are come to tray then, to Lord rebuke thee, O Sitlan; even the cast oul the borne or tlie Gentiles, Lund that hath cliosen Jerusalem re which lifted up their horn over the buke thee: is not tliis a brand plucked land or Judalı lo scaller it.

out of the fire ? CHA. 11.

3 NowJoshua was clothed with filthy I

LIFTED up inine eyes again and guments, and slood before the angel.

looked, and behold i man with a * And he answered and spake unto ineasuring-liise in his band.

those that stood before him, EISTOS, 2 Then said I, Whillier goest thou? Take away the filthy garments from And he said unto me, To measure in. And unto him ne said, Behold, Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth I have caused thine miquity to pass thereol, and what is thic lengili thereofiltrom thee, and I will clothe thee with

3 Aud, beholt, the angel ibal talked ebange of raiment. with me went fortis

, and another angel su I said, Let them set a fair went out to meet liim,

mitre upon his lead. So they set a 4 And said unto bim, Rui, speak to fair mitre upon luis bead, and clothed this young man, saying, Jerusalem bin with garments. And the angel of shall be inhabiled as lowns without the LORD stood by: Walls for the multitude of men ud 6 And the angel of the LOND procattle therein:

tested unto Joshua, saying, 6 F'or 1, snith the LORD, will be unto 7 Thus saith the Lold or busts, f her a wall of fire round about, and ilou wilt walk in my ways, and if will be the glory in the midst of lier. thou wilt keep my charge, then thon

6 Ho, ho, come forth, and fee from shalt also judge my lwuse, and shalt the land of the north, saith the LORD: also keeping couris, and I will give for I have spread you nbroad as the thee places lo walk along these irrat four winds of the heaven, saith the stand by'. LORD.

8 | Hear now, O Joshua the high 7 Deliver thyself, o Zion, that dwell. prieel, thou, and thy fellows that sit est with the daughter of Babylon. before thee; for they are men wonder

8 For llius saith the Loud of hosts: ed at: for, behold, I will bring forth After the glory hath le sent me untoliny servant tie ERANCH.


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CHAP. IV, v. golden candlestick, fc. 9 For behold the stone that I have golden pincs, empty the golden oil ont laid before Joshua; upon one stone of theinselres? shall be seren eyes : behold, I willen- 13 And be answered me and said, grave the graving thereof, saith thc Knowest thou not what these ve Lord of losis, and I will remove the And I said, No, my lord. iniquity of that land in one day, 14 Then said be, These are the two

10 In that day, saith the LORD of anointed ones, liat staüd by the LORD mosts, shall ye call every man bis of the whole earth. neighbour under the vine and under

CHAP. V. the fiy-tree.

THEN I turnell, and listed up mine CHAP. IV.

eyes, and looked, and behold a ANA

ND the angel that ialked with me Nying roll. caine agan

and waked me, as a 2 And be said unto me, What seest inan that is wakened out of his sleep, thou? AndLanswered, 1see aflying roll,

2 And said unto me, What seest thou? the length thereof is twenty cubits, And I said, I have looked, and behold and the breadth thereof ten cubils. a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl 3 Then said lie unto me, This is the upon the top of it, and his seven lamps curse that goeth forth orer the face of lliereon, and seven pipes to the seven the whole eart

.: for every one lliat Jamps, which are upon the top thereof: slealeth shall be cut off as on this side,

3 And two olive-trees by it, one upon according to it; and every one that the right side of the bowl, and the sweareth shall be cut off as on that other upon the len side thereor. side accoriling to it.

4 So Langsvered and spake lo the an- + I will bring it forth,saith the Lord gel that lalked with me, saying, What or hosty, and it shall enter into the are these, iny lord ?

house of the thief, and into the house 6 Then the angel that talked with me of bin that sweareth falsely by my answered and said untome, Klowest name: and it shall remain in the thou not what these be? And I said, midst of his house, and shall consume No, iny lori.

it with the timber thereof and the 6 Then he answered and spake unto stones thereof. me, saying, This is the word of the 5 1 Then the angel that talked with LORD into Zerubbabel,saying, Not by me went sortir, and said unto me, List might, or by power, but by iny Spir- up now thine eyes, and see wbit is it, saith the LORD of hosts.

this that goeth forth. 7 Who are thou, O great mountain?) 6 And I said, What is it? And he before 'Zerubbabel thou shall become said, This is an eplan that goell forth. a plain : and he shall bring forth the l-le said moreover, This is their re. heaul stenechcrev froith shoutings,cry- semblance througb all the earth. ing, Grace, gmce, uutoit.

7 And, behold, there was lilled up a 8 Morcover the word of the LORD talentos lead : and this is a woman came unto me, saying,

tial sittelh in the midst of the epual.. 9 The hands of Zerrubbabel bavel S And be said, This is wickedness. laiul the foundation of this house; his And he cast it into the midst of the haudia shall also finish it: and thou ephab; an be cast the weight of lead shall know thit the LORD of losts upon the mouth thereof. hath sent me unto you.

ý Thien lilledI up mine eyes, and 10 For wlio hath despised the day or looked, aud, beholi, there came out small things for they shall rejoice, two women, and the wind us in and stall see the plummet in the land their wings; for they had wings like of Zerrubbabel zvill those seven; they the wings of a etorki and they liitel are the eyes of the Lord, which run up the cpbuh between the earth and to and fro througli the whole earth. the heaven.

Ili Then answered 1, aud said unto 10 Then said I to ile angel that talk him, What are these two olive-trees ed with me, Whilher do these bear upon the riglit side of the candlestick, the ephiah? and upon the left side thereof? 11 Aud le said unto ine, To build it

12 And I angwered again, and said abouse in the land of Shivar: and it unlo biun, lyhat be these two olive shall Le established, and set there is branchics whicli, througа the two on her own base.

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The temple and

ZECHARIAH. kingdom of Christ. CHAP. VI.

Hen the son of Zephanial, for a ineA , ",

eyes, and looked, and belold, 15 And they that are far off shall there came lour chariots out from become and build in the temple of the tween two mountains; and the moun. LORD: and ye shall know that the tains were mountains or brass. Lond of hosts liath sent me unto you.

2 In the first chariot rere red horscs; And this shall come to pass, if ye will und in the second chariot black horscs; diligently obey the voice of the LORD

3 And in the third chariot white your God. horses; and in the fourth chariot

CHAP. VII. geisled and bay horses. 4 Then I auswered and said unto the AND it came to pass in the fourthi

year of king Darius, that the angel that talked with one, What are word of the LORD came unto Zecha these, my lord?

rial in the fourth day of the ninth 5 And the angel angwered and said month, even in Cbisleu; unto me, These are the four spirits 2 When they had sent unto the liouse of the heavens, wbich go forth from of God Sherezer and Regem-melech, standing before the LORD of all the and their men, to pray before tlie earth,

Lond, 6 The black borses which are therein 3 Ard to speak unto the priests

Torth into the north country; and which were in the bouse of the Lord the white go forth alter them; and of liosis, and to the prophets, saying, the grisled go forth toward the south Should I weep in the fifth monti, sep country,

arating niyself, as I have done these su 7 And the bay went forth and sought many years? to go, that they might walk to and fro 11 Then cane the word of the llirough the earth : and lie said, Get Lord of liosts unto me, saying, you lience, walk to and fro through 5 Speak unto all the people of the the earth. So they walked to and fro land, and to the priesls, saying, When through the earli.

ye lasted and mourned in the list and S Tlien cried be upon me, and spake seven month, cren those seventy uinto me, saying, Beliold these that go years, did ye at all fast unto me, cren toward the vorth couully have quieted to me? my spiril in the north country. 6 And when ye did eat, and when

TAnd the word of tlie LORD came ye did drik, did not ye eat for your unto me, saying,

selves, and drink for yourselves? 10 Take of them of the captivity, 7 Should ye not hear the words which cven of Heldai, or Tobijalı, and on the Lord hath cried by the former Jedaiah, which are come from Baby: proplets, wlien Jerusalem was inhablon, and coine thou the same day, and ited and in prosperity, and the cities go into the house of Josiah the son of thereof round about her, when non Zephaniab;

inbabited the south and ihip p!ain? 11 Then take silver and gold, and 8 | And the word of the Lord camc make crowns, and set them upon the unto Zechariali, saying, liead or Joshua the son of Josedlecii, 9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, the high priest;

saying, Execute true judgment, and 12 And speak untoliim, saying, Thus show mercy and compassions every speakest the LORD of hosts, saying, man to his brother: Behold the man wliose pame is The 10 And oppress not the widow, nor BRANCH; and he shall grow up out the fatherless, the stranger, nor the of his place, and he shall build the poor; and let none of you imagine temple of the LORD;

evil against bis brother in your heart. 13 Even he shall build the temple 11 But they refused to hearken, and of the Lond; and he shall bear ihe pulled away the shoulder, and stopglory, and shall sit and rule upon his per their ears, that they slould not throuc; and he shall be a priest upon bear, bis throne : and the counsel of peaco 12 Yea, they made their hearts as olall be between them both.

an adamant slone, lést they should 14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, bear the law, and the words which and to Tovijalı, and to Jedaial, and to the Lord of hosts bath sent in luis

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