Vision Five: The Menorah
4:1 The angelic messenger1 who had been speaking with me then returned and woke me, as a person is wakened from sleep.
4:2 He asked me, “What do you see?” I replied,2 “I see a menorah of pure gold with a receptacle at the top and seven lamps, with fourteen pipes going to the lamps.
4:3 There are also two olive trees beside it, one on the right of the receptacle and the other on the left.”3
4:4 Then I asked the messenger who spoke with me, “What are these,4 sir?”
4:5 He replied, “Don’t you know what these are?” So I responded, “No, sir.”
4:6 Therefore he told me, “These signify the word of the
Oracle of Response
4:7 “What are you, you great mountain?6 Because of Zerubbabel you will become a level plain! And he will bring forth the temple7 capstone with shoutings of ‘Grace! Grace!’8 because of this.”
4:8 Moreover, the word of the
4:11 Next I asked the messenger, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the menorah?” 4:12 Before he could reply I asked again, “What are these two extensions12 of the olive trees, which are emptying out the golden oil through the two golden pipes?” 4:13 He replied, “Don’t you know what these are?” And I said, “No, sir.” 4:14 So he said, “These are the two anointed ones13 who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”