By the golden candlestick is foreshewed the good success of Zerubbabel's foundation.
Zechariah 4:1 And the messenger who is speaking with me doth turn back, and stir me up as one who is stirred up out of his sleep, Zechariah 4:2 and he saith unto me, 'What art thou seeing?' And I say, 'I have looked, and lo, a candlestick of goldall of it, and its bowl [is] on its top, and its seven lamps [are] upon it, and twice seven pipes [are] to the lights that [are] on its top, Zechariah 4:3 and two olive-trees [are] by it, one on the right of the bowl, and one on its left.' Zechariah 4:4 And I answer and speak unto the messenger who is speaking with me, saying, 'What [are] these, my lord?' Zechariah 4:5 And the messenger who is speaking with me answereth and saith unto me, 'Hast thou not known what these [are]?' And I say, 'No, my lord.' Zechariah 4:6 And he answereth and speaketh unto me, saying: 'This [is] a word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying: Not by a force, nor by power, Butby My Spirit, said Jehovah of Hosts. Zechariah 4:7 Who [art] thou, O great mountain Before Zerubbabelfor a plain! And he hath brought forth the top-stone, Cries of Grace, grace[are] to it.' Zechariah 4:8 And there is a word of Jehovah to me, saying, Zechariah 4:9 Hands of Zerubbabel did found this house, And his hands do finish it, And thou hast known that Jehovah of Hosts Hath sent me unto you. Zechariah 4:10 For who trampled on the day of small things, They have rejoiced, And seen the tin weight in the hand of Zerubbabel, These seven [are] the eyes of Jehovah, They are going to and fro in all the land.'
By the two olive trees the two anointed ones.
Zechariah 4:11 And I answer and say unto him, 'What [are] these two olive-trees, on the right of the candlestick, and on its left?' Zechariah 4:12 And I answer a second time, and say unto him, 'What [are] the two branches of the olive trees that, by means of the two golden pipes, are emptying out of themselves the oil?' Zechariah 4:13 And he speaketh unto me, saying, 'Hast thou not known what these [are]?' And I say, 'No, my lord.' Zechariah 4:14 And he saith, 'These [are] the two sons of the oil, who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth.'