1And I was converted, and raised mine eyes, and saw, and lo! four [four-]horsed carts going out of the middle of twain [or two] hills, and the hills were hills of brass.
2In the first four-horsed cart were red horses, and in the second four-horsed cart were black horses;
3and in the third four-horsed cart were white horses, and in the fourth four-horsed cart were diverse horses, and strong.
4And I answered, and said to the angel that spake in me, What be these things, my lord?
5And the angel answered, and said to me, These be four winds of heaven, which go out, that they stand before the lordshipper of all earth.
6In which were black horses, they went out into the land of the north; and the white went out after them; and the diverse went out into the land of the south.
7Forsooth they that were strongest went out, and sought for to go, and run about by all earth. And he said, Go ye, and walk ye through the earth. And they walked through the earth.
8And he called me, and spake to me, and said, Lo! they that go out into the land of the north, made my spirit for to rest in the land of the north.
9And the word of the Lord was made to me, and said,
10Take thou of them that be of the transmigration, either captivity, of Heldai, and of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah; and thou shalt come in that day, and shalt enter into the house of Josiah, son of Zephaniah, that came from Babylon.
11And thou shalt take gold and silver, and shalt make crowns, and put on the head of Joshua, the great priest, the son of Josedech;
12and shalt speak to him, and say, The Lord of hosts saith these things, saying, Lo! a man, Coming forth, either Born, is his name, and under him it shall spring. And he shall build a temple to the Lord,
13and he shall make a temple to the Lord; and he shall bear glory, and shall sit, and shall be lord on his seat; and the priest shall be on his seat, and counsel of peace shall be betwixt them twain [or them two].
14And crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen, the son of Zephaniah, as a memorial in the temple of the Lord.
15And they that be far, shall come, and build in the temple of the Lord; and ye shall know, that the Lord of hosts sent me to you. Soothly this thing shall be, if by hearing ye shall hear the voice of your Lord God.