Zechariah 6:12

“And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And speake vnto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hostes, saying, Behold, the man whose name is the Branch, and he shall growe vp out of his place, and he shall build the Temple of the Lord:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then say to him, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: and he shall grow up out of his place; and he shall build the temple of Jehovah;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And say to him, These are the words of the Lord of armies: See, the man whose name is the Branch, under whom there will be fertile growth.
- Basic English Bible

and speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Behold a man whose name is [the] Branch; and he shall grow up from his own place, and he shall build the temple of Jehovah:
- Darby Bible

And speak to him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD;
- Webster's Bible

and speak to him, saying, 'Thus says Yahweh of Armies, "Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: and he shall grow up out of his place; and he shall build the temple of Yahweh;
- World English Bible

and hast spoken unto him, saying: Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, saying: Lo, a man! A Shoot -- [is] his name, And from his place he doth shoot up, And he hath built the temple of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and speak unto him, saying: Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying: Behold, a man whose name is the Shoot, and who shall shoot up out of his place, and build the temple of the LORD;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 6:12


6:12 Unto him - Joshua, but in the hearing of others. Whose name is the Branch - Whom you know by the name of the Branch, who was called so long since. Thou, O Joshua art the portrait, he is the Branch itself. Out of his place - Of the tribe and family, and in the place foretold. He shall build - He it is, though unseen, that stands by you, who build the material temple, far inferior to the spiritual temple, which Christ will build, preserve, and dwell in for ever.


Discussion for Zechariah 6

  • Isaac Miniel
    No,it is referring to a spiritual temple according to Ephesians2:20-22,And in Revelation 21:22 the apostle john saw no temple in heaven for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
  • Fred O'Neal for verse 5
    These Angels have been employed on my behalf at my request and plea to my advocate mediator Jesus Christ. They have even been to my residence Thank You Lord Jesus!
  • Jose A Gutierrez M.D. for verse 7
    The bay horses are angels desiring to go and perform a task s , then the Lord authorizes them almost as if to say "Now is the time to do the task that you were sent for.
  • Tommy
    Unfulfilled prophecy verses 12 13 and we can see 5 predictions 1 Behold THE MAN whose name is THE BRANCH and He shall grow up out of His place and build the temple of the Lord 6 12 even He shall build the temple of the Lord 6 13 2 He shall bear the glory 6 13 3 He shall sit and rule upon His throne 13 4 He shall be a priest upon His throne 13 5 The counsel of peace shall be between them both 13 Christ is called THE MAN in both testaments v 12 1 Tim 2 5 He is also called THE BRANCH v 12 3 8 Isa 4 2 11 1 etc Christ will be the one to build the future eternal temple v 12
  • Jesus builds a spiritual temple of which we are living stones
  • Len
    verse 8 of this chapter has been interpreted by many to be a good thing this is not correct This a bad thing A godly spirit being quieted anywhere is a reason to cry I think the feeling of calmness and serenity masks the violence being shown

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