1 Now I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold, afour chariots were coming forth from between the two mountains; and the mountains were bronze mountains. 2 With the first chariot were ared horses, with the second chariot bblack horses, 3 with the third chariot awhite horses, and with the fourth chariot strong bdappled horses. 4 Then I spoke and said to the angel who was speaking with me, "aWhat are these, my lord?" 5 The angel replied to me, "These are the afour spirits of heaven, going forth after standing before the Lord of all the earth, 6 with one of which the black horses are going forth to the anorth country; and the white ones go forth after them, while the dappled ones go forth to the bsouth country. 7 "When the strong ones went out, they were eager to go to apatrol the earth." And He said, "Go, patrol the earth." So they patrolled the earth. 8 Then He cried out to me and spoke to me saying, "See, those who are going to the land of the north have aappeased My wrath in the land of the north." 9 The aword of the Lord also came to me, saying, 10 "aTake an offering from the exiles, from Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah; and you go the same day and enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have arrived from Babylon. 11 "Take silver and gold, make an ornate acrown and set it on the head of bJoshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12 "Then say to him, 'Thus says the Lord of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is aBranch, for He will bbranch out from where He is; and He will cbuild the temple of the Lord. 13 "Yes, it is He who will build the temple of the Lord, and He who will abear the honor and sit and brule on His throne. Thus, He will be a cpriest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the two offices."' 14 "Now the acrown will become a reminder in the temple of the Lord to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen the son of Zephaniah. 15 "aThose who are far off will come and build the temple of the Lord." Then you will bknow that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. And it will take place if you completely cobey the Lord your God.