Zechariah 4:14

NET ©

So he said, “These are the two anointed ones who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”

NIV ©

So he said, "These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth."

NASB ©

Then he said, "These are the two anointed ones who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth."

NLT ©

Then he said to me, "They represent the two anointed ones who assist the Lord of all the earth."

MSG ©

He said, "These are the two who stand beside the Master of the whole earth and supply golden lamp oil worldwide."

BBE ©

And he said, These are the two sons of oil, whose place is by the Lord of all the earth.

NRSV ©

Then he said, "These are the two anointed ones who stand by the Lord of the whole earth."

NKJV ©

So he said, "These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth."

KJV
Then said
<0559> (8799)
he, These [are] the two
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anointed
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ones
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that stand
<05975> (8802)
by the Lord
<0113>
of the whole earth
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{anointed...: Heb. sons of oil}
HEBREW
Urah
<0776>
lk
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Nwda
<0113>
le
<05921>
Mydmeh
<05975>
rhuyh
<03323>
ynb
<01121>
yns
<08147>
hla
<0428>
rmayw (4:14)
<0559>
LXXM
kai
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CONJ
eipen
 
V-AAI-3S
outoi
<3778>  
D-NPM
oi
<3588>  
T-NPM
duo
<1417>  
N-NUI
uioi
<5207>  
N-NPM
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
piothtov
<4096>  
N-GSF
paresthkasin
<3936>  
V-RAI-3P
tw
<3588>  
T-DSM
kuriw
<2962>  
N-DSM
pashv
<3956>  
A-GSF
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
ghv
<1065>  
N-GSF
NET © [draft] ITL
So he said
<0559>
, “These
<0428>
are the two
<08147>
anointed
<03323>
ones who stand
<05975>
by the Lord
<0113>
of the whole
<03605>
earth
<0776>
.”
NET © Notes

tn The usual word for “anointed (one),” מָשִׁיַח (mashiakh), is not used here but rather בְנֵי־הַיִּצְהָר (vÿne-hayyitshar), literally, “sons of fresh oil.” This is to maintain consistency with the imagery of olive trees. In the immediate context these two olive trees should be identified with Joshua and Zerubbabel, the priest and the governor. Only the high priest and king were anointed for office in the OT and these two were respectively the descendants of Aaron and David.