Then I received another message from the Lord :
“Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah will bring gifts of silver and gold from the Jews exiled in Babylon. As soon as they arrive, meet them at the home of Josiah son of Zephaniah.
Accept their gifts, and make a crown 1 from the silver and gold. Then put the crown on the head of Jeshua 2 son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
Tell him, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Here is the man called the Branch. He will branch out from where he is and build the Temple of the Lord .
Yes, he will build the Temple of the Lord . Then he will receive royal honor and will rule as king from his throne. He will also serve as priest from his throne, 3 and there will be perfect harmony between his two roles.’
“The crown will be a memorial in the Temple of the Lord to honor those who gave it - Heldai, 4 Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Josiah 5 son of Zephaniah.”
People will come from distant lands to rebuild the Temple of the Lord . And when this happens, you will know that my messages have been from the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. All this will happen if you carefully obey what the Lord your God says.