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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Zechariah 4:6


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    King James Bible - 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.

    World English 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.

    Douay-Rheims - Zechariah 4:6

    And he answered, and spoke to me, saying: This is the word of the Lord to Zorobabel, saying: Not with an army, nor by might, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    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.

    Original Hebrew

    ויען
    6030 ויאמר 559 אלי 413 לאמר 559 זה 2088 דבר 1697 יהוה 3068 אל 413 זרבבל 2216 לאמר 559 לא 3808 בחיל 2428 ולא 3808 בכח 3581 כי 3588 אם 518 ברוחי 7307 אמר 559 יהוה 3068 צבאות׃ 6635

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    VERSE (6) -
    Zec 9:13-15 Nu 27:16 2Ch 14:11 Isa 11:2-4; 30:1; 32:15; 63:10-14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:6

    Entonces respondió y me habló, diciendo: Esta es Palabra del SEÑOR a Zorobabel, en que se dice: No con ejército, ni con fuerza, sino con mi Espíritu, dijo el SEÑOR de los ejércitos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Zechariah 4:6

    Verse 6. This is the word of the
    Lord unto ZerubbHebel] This prince was in a trying situation, and he needed especial encouragement from God; and here it is: Not by might, (of thy own,) nor by power, (authority from others,) but by my Spirit-the providence, authority, power, and energy of the Most High. In this way shall my temple be built; in this way shall my Church be raised and preserved. No secular arm, no human prudence, no earthly policy, no suits at law, shall ever be used for the founding, extension, and preservation of my Church. But the spirit of the world says, "These are all means to which as we must have recourse; otherwise the cause of God may be ruined." Satan, thou liest!

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. Then he answered, and spake unto me, saying , etc.] In great condescension, in order to
    instruct him into the true meaning of the vision: This [is] the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel ; this signifies what was said by the Lord to Zerubbabel, by some one of the prophets sent unto him: saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts : that is, that as the candlestick was supplied with oil, from the two olive trees by the side of it, without the help of any man, to pour in the oil, and trim the lamps; so the temple should be built by Zerubbabel, not through the multitude and strength of men, but through the Spirit of God, animating, exciting, encouraging, and strengthening them to go through the work. The temple was a type of the church, and Zerubbabel a type of Christ; he was so in the high esteem he was had in by the Lord; he was chosen by him; made as a signet, and was precious to him, ( Haggai 2:23) in his titles and characters, a servant of the Lord, and governor of Judah, ( Haggai 1:1 2:23) and in his work, in bringing the Jews out of captivity, and in rebuilding the temple: so Christ is the chosen of God, and exceeding dear and precious to him; is his righteous servant, and Governor of the church, or King of saints; and who has redeemed and delivered his people from the captivity of sin, and Satan, and the law; and is the builder of his church; who has laid the foundation of it, and will bring in the headstone; and which church is built up in all generations through the conversion of sinners; and that is done, not by external force, by carnal weapons, or moral persuasion; but by the sword of the Spirit, the word of God; and not by the power of man’s free will, but by the efficacious grace of the divine Spirit: it is indeed done by power and might, but not of the creature: man, whatever power he has to do things natural, civil, outwardly religions, and materially moral, or however in appearance, has no power to do anything spiritually good; not to think a good thought, nor do a good action, in a spiritual manner; much less to work such a work as the work of regeneration, conversion, and sanctification; since he is dead in sin, and can not quicken himself; his understanding is darkened, yea, darkness itself, and he can not command light into it; his will is stubborn and obstinate, and he can not bend it, and subdue it; his heart is hard as a nether millstone, and he cannot soften it, and repent of his sins, in a truly spiritual, gracious, antievangelic manner; his affections are inordinate; and he is a lover of sinful pleasures, and not of God, nor of anything divine, to which his carnal mind is enmity; he cannot believe in Christ of himself; faith is not of himself, it is the gift of God, and so is repentance, and every other grace. The work of grace on the soul is expressed by a regeneration, a resurrection from the dead, a creation, and the new man, or a transformation of a man into another man; all which require almighty power to effect: regeneration is not of the will of man, nor of the will of the flesh, but of God, of Jehovah the Spirit: sanctification is called the sanctification of the Spirit, and every grace of it is a fruit of his; it is he who is the Spirit of life from Christ, that quickens men when dead in trespasses and sins, and enlightens their dark minds with spiritual light, in divine things; it is he that produces evangelical repentance in them, and faith in Christ is of his operation; it is he that begins the work of grace on the heart, and carries it on, and causes to abound in the exercise of every grace, and performs the work of faith with power. The Targum, instead of “by my Spirit”, renders it “by my Word”.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 - The
    prophet's spirit was willing to attend, but the flesh was weak. We should beg of God that, whenever he speaks to us, he would awaken us and we should then stir up ourselves. The church is a golde candlestick, or lamp-bearer, set up for enlightening this dark world and holding forth the light of Divine revelation. Two olive trees wer seen, one on each side the candlestick, from which oil flowed into the bowl without ceasing. God brings to pass his gracious purpose concerning his church, without any art or labour of man; sometimes he makes use of his instruments, yet he needs them not. This represente the abundance of Divine grace, for the enlightening and making holy the ministers and members of the church, and which cannot be procured of prevented by any human power. The vision assures us that the good wor of building the temple, should be brought to a happy end. The difficulty is represented as a great mountain. But all difficultie shall vanish, and all the objections be got over. Faith will remov mountains, and make them plains. Christ is our Zerubbabel; mountains of difficulty were in the way of his undertaking, but nothing is too har for him. What comes from the grace of God, may, in faith, be committe to the grace of God, for he will not forsake the work of his own hands.


    Original Hebrew

    ויען 6030 ויאמר 559 אלי 413 לאמר 559 זה 2088 דבר 1697 יהוה 3068 אל 413 זרבבל 2216 לאמר 559 לא 3808 בחיל 2428 ולא 3808 בכח 3581 כי 3588 אם 518 ברוחי 7307 אמר 559 יהוה 3068 צבאות׃ 6635


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