Bible: Zech 4:1-7

Vision Five: The Menorah

4:1 The angelic messenger 1  who had been speaking with me then returned and woke me, as a person is wakened from sleep. 4:2 He asked me, “What do you see?” I replied, 2 I see a menorah of pure gold with a receptacle at the top and seven lamps, with fourteen pipes going to the lamps. 4:3 There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right of the receptacle and the other on the left.” 3  4:4 Then I asked the messenger who spoke with me, “What are these, 4  sir? 4:5 He replied, “Don’t you know what these are?” So I responded, “No, sir.” 4:6 Therefore he told me, “These signify the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by strength and not by power, but by my Spirit,’ 5  says the Lord who rules over all.”

Oracle of Response

4:7What are you, you great mountain? 6  Because of Zerubbabel you will become a level plain! And he will bring forth the temple 7  capstone with shoutings of ‘Grace! Grace!’ 8  because of this.”

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