In this chapter, after the introduction (Zech. 1:1), we have, I. An awakening call to a sinful people to repent of their sins and return to God, Zech. 1:2-6. II. Great encouragement given to hope for mercy. 1. By the vision of the horses, Zech. 1:7-11. 2. By the prayer of the angel for Jerusalem, and the answer to that prayer, Zech. 1:12-17. 3. By the vision of the four carpenters that were employed to cut off the four horns with which Judah and Jerusalem were scattered, Zech. 1:18-21.