Zechariah 4:6

“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then hee answered and spake vnto mee, saying; This is the word of the Lord vnto Zerubbabel, saying; Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hostes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by force or by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of armies.
- Basic English Bible

And he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts.
- Darby Bible

Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
- Webster's Bible

Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, "This is the word of Yahweh to Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh of Armies.
- World English Bible

And he answereth and speaketh unto me, saying: `This [is] a word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying: Not by a force, nor by power, But -- by My Spirit, said Jehovah of Hosts.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying: 'This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying: Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 4:6


4:6 This word - Is particularly designed to him, and in an emblem prefigures what a church it is, how precious, how full of light, how maintained by God himself. Power - Courage and valour.


Discussion for Zechariah 4

  • Simo
    Thank you for Zachariah 4, To put God first is the most important thing, the holy spirit that he left us with, will make us to understand the Vision.
  • Irene123
    V. 7 - is truly a prophecy of Jesus.
  • Uriel
    Thank you God for your Spirit.
  • Clara Jean Rawiri
    The Two Olive Trees
    The Two Men Who Died on the Cross Beside Jesus.
    The Murderer and the Thief
    One is the Seventh Church
    One is a Church of the Eighth that goes into perdition.

    Jesus is the Branch
    we are Grafted in.
  • Pam Boarman
    I appreciate the fact that this version actually uses the ITALICS, as in the original, to indicate words added by the translators that are not found in the original manuscript.
  • Paul Ramdat for verse 14
    I concur that the anointed ones are indeed Jesus our Lord and the Holy Spirit. Having read verse 14, I pondered for a while as to whom these would be. I thank our Lord for His Holy Spirit who revealed to me this same conclusion. OH! How I praise and glorify His Holy name.

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