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Zechariah 2 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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A Vision of a Man with a Measuring Line

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:1 - [fn] And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand!
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:2 - Then I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:3 - And behold, the angel who talked with me came forward, and another angel came forward to meet him
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:4 - and said to him, “Run, say to that young man, ‘Jerusalem shall be inhabited as villages without walls, because of the multitude of people and livestock in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:5 - And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the LORD, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:6 - Up! Up! Flee from the land of the north, declares the LORD. For I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heavens, declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:7 - Up! Escape to Zion, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:8 - For thus said the LORD of hosts, after his glory sent me[fn] to the nations who plundered you, for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye:
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:9 - “Behold, I will shake my hand over them, and they shall become plunder for those who served them. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:10 - Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell in your midst, declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:11 - And many nations shall join themselves to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people. And I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:12 - And the LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:13 - Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.
ESV Footnotes
Ch 2:5 in Hebrew
Or he sent me after glory

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