Serving beside him was his fellow Levite Asaph, 1 son of Berechiah, son of Shimea,
For this is what the sovereign master 1 has told me: “Go, post a guard! He must report what he sees.
Then the man standing among the myrtle trees spoke up and said, “These are the ones whom the Lord has sent to walk about 1 on the earth.”
However, Joshua son of Nun, your assistant, 1 will go. Encourage him, because he will enable Israel to inherit the land. 2
Each of the pillars was about 27 feet 1 high, about 18 feet 2 in circumference, three inches 3 thick, and hollow.
The riders then agreed with the angel of the Lord, 1 who was standing among the myrtle trees, “We have been walking about on the earth, and now everything is at rest and quiet.”
Who can endure the day of his coming? Who can keep standing when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire, 1 like a launderer’s soap.
The person who pays no attention 1 to the priest currently serving the Lord your God there, or to the verdict – that person must die, so that you may purge evil from Israel.
Then 1 one who appeared to be a human being 2 was touching my lips. I opened my mouth and started to speak, saying to the one who was standing before me, “Sir, 3 due to the vision, anxiety has gripped me and I have no strength.
“At that time Michael, the great prince who watches over your people, 1 will arise. 2 There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation’s beginning 3 up to that time. But at that time your own people, all those whose names are 4 found written in the book, will escape.