The vision of the four chariots.
Zechariah 6:1 Moreouer, I turned me, lyftynge vp myne eyes, and loked: and beholde there came .iiij. charettes oute from betwixte two hylles, whiche hylles were of brasse. Zechariah 6:2 In the fyrste charet were reade horse: in the second charet were blacke horse, in the thyrde charette were whyte horse, Zechariah 6:3 in the fourthe charet were horses of dyuerse colours and stronge. Zechariah 6:4 Then spake I, and sayde vnto the angel that talcked with me: O Lorde, what are these? Zechariah 6:5 The Aungell aunswered, and sayde vnto me: These are the .iiij. wyndes of the heauen, whiche be come forthe to stand before the ruler of al the earth. Zechariah 6:6 That with the blacke horse wente into þe land of the northe, & the whyte folowed them, and the spekled horses wente forthe towarde the southe. Zechariah 6:7 These horses were very stronge, and wente oute, and soughte to go, and take theyr iourney ouer the whole earthe. And he sayde: get you hence, & go thorowe the worlde. So they wente thorowe oute the worlde. Zechariah 6:8 Then cryed he vpon me, and spake vnto me, saying: beholde, these that go towarde the north, shall styll my wrath in the northe countreye.
By the crowns of Joshua is shewed the Temple and Kingdom of Christ the Branch.
Zechariah 6:9 And the worde of the Lord came vnto me, saying: Zechariah 6:10 Take of the presoners that are come from Babylon, namely, Heldai, Tobiah and Idaia: and come thou the same daye, and go into the house of Iosiah the sonne of Sophony. Zechariah 6:11 Then take golde and syluer, and make crounes thereof, and set them vpon the heade of Iesua the sonne of Ioseueh, the hye pryeste, Zechariah 6:12 and speake vnto hym: Thus sayth the Lorde of hostes: Behold the man whose name is the braunche: and he that shall sprynge vp after hym, shall buylde vp the temple of the Lorde, Zechariah 6:13 yea euen he shall buylde vp þe temple of þe Lord. He shall beare the prayse, he shal syt vpon the Lordes trone, and haue the domynacyon. A Priest shall be also vpon hys trone, & a peaceable councell shalbe betwixte them both. Zechariah 6:14 And the crounes shalbe in the temple of the Lorde, for a remembraunce vnto Helem, Tobiah, Idaia, and Hen the sonne of Sophony. And suche as be farre of, shal come and buylde the temple of the Lorde, Zechariah 6:15 that ye maye knowe, howe that the Lorde of hostes hath sent me vnto you. And this shal come to passe. Yf ye will herken diligently vnto the voyce of the Lorde youre God.