A burden.
The word of Yahweh concerning Israel.
Yahweh, who stretches out the heavens
and lays the foundation of the earth
and forms the spirit of man inside him, says: Bible other translations

“burden.” The word of the Lord can be a burden to the prophet, and then, when it is spoken, can be a burden to the people. It might have been more clear in the English to say “burdensome message” instead of “burden,” but the Hebrew word is “burden.” [For more information on “burden,” see commentary on Malachi 1:1].

Commentary for: Zechariah 12:1