Zechariah 2
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

Third Vision: Surveyor

1I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. 2I asked, “Where are you going? ”

He answered me, “To measure Jerusalem to determine its width and length.”

3Then the angel who was speaking with me went out, and another angel went out to meet him. 4He said to him, “Run and tell this young man: Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the number of people and livestock in it.”a 5The declaration of the LORD: “I will be a wallb of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it.”

6Get up! Leave the land of the northc — this is the LORD’s declaration — “for I have scattered you like the four winds of heaven” — this is the LORD’s declaration. 7Go, Zion! Escape, you who are living with Daughter Babylon.” 8For the LORD of Hosts says this: “He has sent Med for His glory against the nations who are plundering you, for anyone who touches you touches the pupile of Hisf eye. 9I will move against them with Myg power, and they will become plunder for their own servants.h Then you will know that the LORD of Hosts has sent Me.i

10Daughter Zion, shout for joy and be glad, for I am coming to dwell among you” — this is the LORD’s declaration. 11Many nations will join themselves to the LORD on that day and become Myj people.k I will dwell among you, and you will know that the LORD of Hosts has sent Mel to you. 12The LORD will take possession of Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and He will once again choose Jerusalem.m 13Let all people be silentn before the LORD, for He is coming from His holy dwelling.”

a. 2:4 Is 49:19; Jr 31:27; Ezk 36:11
b. 2:5 Is 26:1
c. 2:6 Jr 6:22; 10:22; 50:9
d. 2:8 Or me
e. 2:8 Or apple
f. 2:8 Ancient Jewish tradition reads My
g. 2:9 Or my
h. 2:9 Is 11:15; 19:16
i. 2:9 Or me
j. 2:11 LXX, Syr read His
k. 2:10-11 Ps 47:9; Is 42:6; Mc 4:2
l. 2:11 Or me
m. 2:12 2Ch 6:6; Zch 1:17; 3:2
n. 2:13 Hab 2:20
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