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 4:6

  • It 's always important to put God first in all things. Through his spirit he is able to guide us step by step towards victory. Father Lord Almighty I commit everything unto you, see me through all my needs and desires in line with your perfect will. Amen
  • Tim George for verse 6
    This is the word that he spake unto Zerubbabel, not might, not by power, but by the spirit of the LORD of hosts. The angel was sent to give the revelation to the Church, that only through the Spirit of the living God, could we do the work that God has commanded us to do.That is why Jesus told the Apostles to tarry until they would be indwelt by the Spirit of God. Thank God that when we put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, he baptizes us into the body of Christ, and indwells us immediately.
  • Tim George for verse 6
    This is the word that he spake unto Zerubbabel, not might, not by power, but by the spirit of the LORD of hosts. The angel was sent to give the revelation to the Church, that only through the Spirit of the living God, could we do the work that God has commanded us to do.That is why Jesus told the Apostles to tarry until they would be indwelt by the Spirit of God. Thank God that when we put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, he baptizes us into the body of Christ, and indwells us immediately.
  • Gary Wright for verse 6
    The words that He spoke unto us they are spirit. John 6:63, It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life

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