Zechariah 2


 

The Angel with a Measuring Line; God Redeems Zion; the Promise of God's Presence

God, in the care of Jerusalem, sends to measure it.

1 [2:5] I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. 2 [2:6] Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. 3 [2:7] And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him, 4 [2:8] And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: 5 [2:9] For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.

The redemption of Zion.

6 [2:10] Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD. 7 [2:11] Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. 8 [2:12] For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. 9 [2:13] For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

The promise of God's presence.

10 [2:14] Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. 11 [2:15] And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. 12 [2:16] And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. 13 [2:17] Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

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