By the golden candlestick is foreshewed the good success of Zerubbabel's foundation.
Zechariah 4:1 And ye angel that talked with me, came agayne, & waked me vp (as a man that is raysed out of his slepe) Zechariah 4:2 & sayde vnto me: What seist thou? And I sayde: I haue loked, and beholde: a candelsticke all of golde, with a boll vpon it & his vij. lampes therin, & vpon euery lampe vij. stalkes: Zechariah 4:3 And ij. olyue trees therby, one vpon the right syde of the boll, & the other vpon the left syde. Zechariah 4:4 So I answered, & spake to the angel yt talked with me, sayenge: O my lorde what are these? Zechariah 4:5 The angel that talked with me, answered & sayde vnto me: knowest thou not what these be? And I sayde: No, my lorde. Zechariah 4:6 He answered, & sayde vnto me: This is the worde of the LORDE vnto Zorobabel, sayenge: Nether thorow an hoost of men, ner thorow stregth, but thorow my sprete, saieth ye LORDE of hoostes. Zechariah 4:7 What art thou (thou greate mountayne) before Zorobabel? thou must be made eauen. And he shal bringe vp the first stone, so that men shall crie vnto him: good lucke, good lucke. Zechariah 4:8 Morouer, the worde of the LORDE came vnto me, sayenge: Zechariah 4:9 The hondes of Zorobabel haue layed ye foundacion of this house, his hondes also shal fynishe it: that ye maye knowe, how that the LORDE of hoostes hath sent me vnto you. Zechariah 4:10 For he that hath bene despysed a litle season, shal reioyce, whe he seyth the tynne weight in Zorobabels honde. The vij. eyes are the LORDES, which go thorow the hole worlde.
By the two olive trees the two anointed ones.
Zechariah 4:11 Then answered I, & sayde vnto him: What are these two olyue trees vpon the right and left syde of the candilsticke? Zechariah 4:12 I spake morouer, & sayde vnto him: what be these ij. olyue braunches which (thorow ye two golden pipes) emptie them selues into the golde? Zechariah 4:13 He answered me, & sayde: knowest thou not, what these be? And I sayde: No, my lorde. Zechariah 4:14 Then sayde he: These are the two olyue braunches, that stonde before the ruler of the whole earth.