The vision of the four chariots.
Zechariah 6:1 Moreouer, I turned me, lyftyng vp myne eyes, and loked, & beholde, there came foure charetes out from betwyxte two hylles, whiche hylles were of brasse. Zechariah 6:2 In the fyrst charret were red horses, in the second charet were black horses, Zechariah 6:3 in the third charet were whyte horses, in the fourth charet were horses of dyuers colours and stronge Zechariah 6:4 Then spake I, and sayde vnto the aungell that talked with me: O lord what are these. Zechariah 6:5 The aungell answered, and sayde, vnto me. These are the .iiii. wyndes of the heauen, which be come forth to stande before the ruler of all the earth. Zechariah 6:6 That with þe blacke horse wente into the lande of þe north, & the white folowed them, and the spekled horses wente forth towarde þe south. Zechariah 6:7 These horses were very stronge, and wente out: & sought to go & take theyr iourney ouer the whole earth. And he sayde: get you hence, & go thorow the worlde. So they wente thorow out the world. Zechariah 6:8 Then cryed he vpon me, and spake vnto me, sayeng: behold, these that go towarde þe north, shall styll my wrath in the north countre.
By the crowns of Joshua is shewed the Temple and Kingdom of Christ the Branch.
Zechariah 6:9 And the worde of þe Lord came vnto me, sayeng. Zechariah 6:10 Take of þu presoners that are come from Babylon: namely, Heldai, Tobiah, & Idaia: & come thou þe same daye, & go into the house of Iosiah, the sonne of Sophony. Zechariah 6:11 Then take golde & syluer, & make crownes therof, and set them vpon þe head of Iesua, the sonne of Iosedeh, the hye preste, Zechariah 6:12 & speake vnto hym. Thus sayth the Lorde of hoostes. Behold, the man whose name is the braunche: & he þt shall sprynge vp after him, shall buylde vp þe temple of the Lorde, Zechariah 6:13 yee, euen he shal buylde vp þe temple of the Lorde. He shall beare þe prayse, he shal syt vpon the Lordes trone, & haue the dominacyon. A preste shal he be also vpon his trone, & a peaceable councel shalbe betwixte them both. Zechariah 6:14 And the crownes shalbe in the temple of the Lorde, for a remembraunce vnto Helem, Tobiah, Idaiah, and Hen the sonne of Sophony. And soch as be farre of, shal come & buylde the temple of the Lorde, Zechariah 6:15 that ye maye knowe, how that þe Lorde of hoostes hath sent me vnto you. And thys shall come to passe, yf ye wyll herken dilygently vnto the voyce of the Lorde youre God.