By the golden candlestick is foreshewed the good success of Zerubbabel's foundation.
Zechariah 4:1 And þe angel that talked with me cam agayne, and waked me vp, as a man that is raysed out of hys slepe Zechariah 4:2 & sayd vnto me: what seyst þu? And I sayde I haue loked, and beholde: a candelstycke al of golde with a boule vpon it, & his seuen lampes therin, and vpon euery lampe seuen stalkes. Zechariah 4:3 And two olyue trees therby, one vpon the ryght syde of the boule, and þe other vpon the lyftesyde. Zechariah 4:4 So I answered, and spake to the angel that talked wt me saying, O my Lord what are these? Zechariah 4:5 the angell that talked wyth me answered and sayde vnto me: knoweste thou not what these be? and I sayde: No my Lorde. Zechariah 4:6 He answered & sayde vnto me: This is the worde of þe Lorde vnto Zorobabel, sayinge: Nether thorow an hooste of men nor thorowe strengthe, but thorowe my sprete, sayeth the Lorde of hoostes. Zechariah 4:7 What art thou thou great mountayne, before Zorobabel? þu must be made euen. And he shal brynge vp þe fyrste stone, so that men shal crye vnto him good lucke good lucke. Zechariah 4:8 Moreouer, the worde of the Lord came vnto me sayinge. Zechariah 4:9 The handes of Zorobobel haue layed the foundacyon of the house: hys handes, shall also fynyshe it, that ye maye knowe howe that the Lorde of hoostes hath sent me vnto you. Zechariah 4:10 For he that hath bene dispysed a lytle ceason, shall reioyce, when he seeth the tynne weyght in Zorobabels hande. The .vii. eyes are the Lordes whych go thorow þe whole world.
By the two olive trees the two anointed ones.
Zechariah 4:11 Then answered I, and sayd vnto him, what are these two olyue trees vpon the ryght and lefte syde of þe candelstick? Zechariah 4:12 I spake moreouer, and sayd vnto him what be these two olyue braunches (whych thorow the two golden pypes) emptie them selues into the gold? Zechariah 4:13 He answered me & sayd knowest thou not, what these be? And I sayde, no, my Lorde. Zechariah 4:14 Then sayd he. These are the two olyue braunches, that stande before the ruler of the whole earth.