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 raysed out of his sleepe, Zechariah 4:2 And saide vnto me: what seest thou? And I saide: I haue loked, and beholde, a candelsticke all of golde, with a boule vpon it, and his seuen lampes therein, & vpon euery lampe seuen pypes. Zechariah 4:3 And two olyue trees thereby: one vpon the right side of the boule, & the other vpon the left side. Zechariah 4:4 So I aunswered, and spake to the angell that talked with me, saying, O my Lorde, what are these? Zechariah 4:5 The angell that talked with me aunswered and saide vnto me: Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No my Lorde. Zechariah 4:6 He aunswered and saide vnto me: This is the worde of the Lorde vnto Zorobabel, saying, Neither through an hoast of men, nor through strength: but through my spirite, saith the Lorde of hoastes. Zechariah 4:7 What art thou great mountaine before Zorobabel? thou must be made euen, and he shall bring foorth the head stone therof, with showtinges, crying, Grace grace vnto it. Zechariah 4:8 Moreouer, the word of the Lord came vnto me, saying: Zechariah 4:9 The handes of Zorobabel haue layde the foundation of this house, his hands shal also finishe it: and thou shalt knowe that the Lorde of hoastes hath sent me vnto you. Zechariah 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small thinges? they shall reioyce, and shall see the stone of tynne in the hande of Zorobabel: these seuen are the eyes of the lord, which go through ye whole worlde.
By the two olive trees the two anointed ones.
Zechariah 4:11 Then aunswered I, & saide vnto him: What are these two olyue trees vpon the right & left side of the candelsticke? Zechariah 4:12 I spake moreouer, and saide vnto him: What be these two olyue braunches which through the two golden pypes emptie them selues into the golde? Zechariah 4:13 He aunswered me & said: Knowest thou not what these be? & I said, no my lord. Zechariah 4:14 Then said he: These are the two oliue braunches, that stand with the ruler of the whole earth.