The Bible Says Commentary on the Book of Zechariah
This chapter records Zechariah’s fifth vision. The prophet sees a golden lampstand with a bowl and seven lamps. He also sees an olive tree on each side of the lampstand supplying the bowl with oil. The prophet asks the interpreting angel for an explanation but does not receive an answer right away.
Instead, he learns that the Spirit of the LORD will enable Judah’s leader Zerubbabel to overcome all obstacles and complete the temple project. Zechariah then asks the angel about the olive trees on each side of the lampstand and the two olive branches beside the golden pipes. The angel informs him they are the two anointed ones standing by the Lord who rules over the whole creation. The outline is as follows: