¶ Moreover I turned me, lifting up mine eyes, and looked: and behold, there came four chariots out from betwixt two hills, which hills were of brass: In the first chariot were red horse, in the second chariot were black horse, in the third chariot were white horse, in the fourth chariot were horses of divers colours and strong. Then spake I and said unto the angel that talked with me: O lord, what are these? The angel answered, and said unto me: These are the four winds of the heaven, which be come forth to stond before the ruler of all the earth. That with the black horse went in to the land of the north, and the white followed them, and the speckled horses went forth toward the south. These horses were very strong, and went out: and sought to go and take their journey over the whole earth. And he said: get you hence, and go thorow the world. So they went thorowout the world. Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying: behold, these that go toward the north, shall still my wrath in the north country.
¶ And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying: Take of the prisoners that are come from Babylon: namely, Heldai, Tobiah and Idaia: and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Iosiah the son of Sophony. Then take gold and silver, and make crowns thereof, and set them upon the head of Iesua the son of Iosedeh, the high priest; And speak unto him: Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: Behold the man whose name is the branch: and he that shall spring up after him, shall build up the temple of the LORD: Yea even he shall build up the temple of the LORD. He shall bear the praise, he shall sit upon the Lord's throne, and have the domination. A priest shall he be also upon his throne, and a peaceable counsel shall be betwixt them both. And the crowns shall be in the temple of the LORD, for a remembrance unto Heldai, Tobiah and Iedaia and Hen the son of Sophony. And such as be far off, shall come and build the temple of the LORD, that ye may know, how that the LORD of Hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD your God.