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Zechariah 4:12

    Zechariah 4:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I answered again, and said to him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I answered the second time, and said unto him, What are these two olive-branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And answering a second time, I said to him, What are these two olive branches, through whose gold pipes the oil is drained out?

    Webster's Revision

    And I answered the second time, and said unto him, What are these two olive-branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?

    World English Bible

    I asked him the second time, "What are these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that pour the golden oil out of themselves?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I answered the second time, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches, which are beside the two golden spouts, that empty the golden oil out of themselves?

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 4:12

    What be these two olive branches - That is, two boughs laden with branches of olive berries.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 4:12

    What are the two spikes of the olive? - Comparing the extreme branches of the olive-tree, laden with their fruit, to the ears of corn, which "were by or in the hand of the golden pipes, which empty forth the golden oil from themselves." Zechariah's expression, in the hand of or, if so be, by the hand of the two pipes, shows that these two were symbols of living agents, for it is nowhere, used except of a living agent, or of that which it personified as such.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 4:12

    4:12 I answered - l went on to discourse. Unto him - The angel. What be these - Two principal branches, one in each tree, fuller of berries, and hanging over the golden pipes. Through the pipes - These were fastened to the bowl, on each side one, with a hole through the sides of the bowl, to let the oil that distilled from those olive - branches run into the bowl. Out of themselves - An emblem of supernatural grace; these branches filled from the true olive - tree, ever empty themselves, and are ever full; so are the gospel - ordinances.