Bible: Zechariah 6:9-15

A Concluding Oracle

6:9 The word of the Lord came to me as follows: 6:10 Choose some people 1  from among the exiles, namely, Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, all of whom have come from Babylon, and when you have done so go to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah. 2  6:11 Then take some silver and gold to make a crown 3  and set it on the head of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 6:12 Then say to him, ‘The Lord who rules over all says, “Look – here is the man whose name is Branch, 4  who will sprout up from his place and build the temple of the Lord. 6:13 Indeed, he will build the temple of the Lord, and he will be clothed in splendor, sitting as king on his throne. Moreover, there will be a priest 5  with him on his throne and they will see eye to eye on everything. 6:14 The crown will then be turned over to Helem, 6  Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen 7  son of Zephaniah as a memorial in the temple of the Lord. 6:15 Then those who are far away 8  will come and build the temple of the Lord so that you may know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to you. This will all come to pass if you completely obey the voice of the Lord your God.”’

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