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Zechariah 6:2

    Zechariah 6:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In the first war-carriage were red horses; and in the second, black horses;

    Webster's Revision

    In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

    World English Bible

    In the first chariot were red horses; in the second chariot black horses;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 6:2

    In the first chariot were red horses - The empire of the Chaldeans, which overthrew the empire of the Assyrians.

    The second chariot black horses - The empire of the Persians founded by Cyrus, which destroyed the empire of the Chaldeans.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 6:2

    The symbol is different from that in the first vision. There Zechariah 1:8, they were horses only, with their riders, to go to and fro to enquire; here they are war-chariots with their horses, to execute God's judgments, each in their turn. In the first vision also, there is not the characteristic fourfold division, which reminds of the four world-empires of Daniel Dan. 2; after which, in both prophets, is the mention of the kingdom of Christ. Even if the grisled horses be the same as the speckled of the first vision, the black horses are wanting there, as well as the succession, in which they go forth. The only resemblance is, that there are horses of divers colors, two of which, red and white, are the same. The symbol of the fourth empire, grizzled, strong, remarkably corresponds with the strength and mingled character of the fourth empire in Daniel.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 6:2

    6:2 Red horses - Perhaps denoting bloody times, Rev 6:4. Black horses - Perhaps a time of mortality, and wasting diseases, Rev 6:5.