By the golden candlestick is foreshewed the good success of Zerubbabel's foundation.
Zechariah 4:1 And the Angell that talked with me, came againe and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleepe: Zechariah 4:2 And said vnto mee, What seest thou? and I said, I haue looked, and behold a candlesticke all of gold, with a bowle vpon the top of it, and his seuen lampes thereon, and seuen pipes to the seuen lampes, which were vpon the top thereof. Zechariah 4:3 And two Oliue trees by it, one vpon the right side of the bowle, and the other vpon the left side thereof. Zechariah 4:4 So I answered and spake to the Angell that talked with mee, saying: What [are] these, my Lord? Zechariah 4:5 Then the Angel that talked with me, answered and said vnto me; Knowest thou not what these be? and I said; No, my Lord. Zechariah 4:6 Then hee answered and spake vnto mee, saying; This [is] the word of the LORD vnto Zerubbabel, saying; Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hostes. Zechariah 4:7 Who [art] thou, O great mountaine? before Zerubbabel [thou shalt become] a plaine, and he shall bring forth the head stone thereof with shoutings, [crying]; Grace, grace vnto it. Zechariah 4:8 Moreouer the word of the LORD came vnto me, saying; Zechariah 4:9 The hands of Zerubbabel haue layed the foundation of this house: his hands shall also finish it, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hostes hath sent me vnto you. Zechariah 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall reioyce and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seuen: they [are] the eyes of the LORD, [which] run to and fro through the whole earth.
By the two olive trees the two anointed ones.
Zechariah 4:11 Then answered I, and said vnto him; What [are] these two oliue trees vpon the right [side] of the candlesticke, and vpon the left [side] thereof? Zechariah 4:12 And I answered againe and said vnto him, What be these two oliue branches, which through the two golden pipes emptie the golden [oyle] out of themselues? Zechariah 4:13 And hee answered mee and said; Knowest thou not what these be? and I said, No, my Lord. Zechariah 4:14 Then said he; These [are] the two annointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.