And the messenger who is speaking with me doth turn back,
and stir me up as one who is stirred up out of his sleep,
and he saith unto me, 'What art thou seeing?' And I say, 'I
have looked, and lo, a candlestick of gold -- all of it, and its bowl is
on its top, and its seven lamps are upon it, and twice seven pipes are
to the lights that are on its top,
and two olive-trees are by it, one on the right of the
bowl, and one on its left.'
And I answer and speak unto the messenger who is speaking
with me, saying, 'What are these, my lord?'
And the messenger who is speaking with me answereth and
saith unto me, 'Hast thou not known what these are?' And I say, 'No, my
And he answereth and speaketh unto me, saying: 'This is
a word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying: Not by a force, nor by power, But --
by My Spirit, said Jehovah of Hosts.
Who art thou, O great mountain Before Zerubbabel --
for a plain! And he hath brought forth the top-stone, Cries of Grace, grace -- are
And there is a word of Jehovah to me, saying,
Hands of Zerubbabel did found this house, And his hands do
finish it, And thou hast known that Jehovah of Hosts Hath sent me unto you.
For who trampled on the day of small things, They have
rejoiced, And seen the tin weight in the hand of Zerubbabel, These seven are
the eyes of Jehovah, They are going to and fro in all the land.'
And I answer and say unto him, 'What are these two
olive-trees, on the right of the candlestick, and on its left?'
And I answer a second time, and say unto him, 'What are
the two branches of the olive trees that, by means of the two golden pipes, are
emptying out of themselves the oil?'
And he speaketh unto me, saying, 'Hast thou not known what
these are?' And I say, 'No, my lord.'
And he saith, 'These are the two sons of the oil, who
are standing by the Lord of the whole earth.'