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Zechariah 2 :: New International Version (NIV)

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A Man With a Measuring Line

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:1 - Then I looked up, and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:2 - I asked, “Where are you going?” He answered me, “To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:3 - While the angel who was speaking to me was leaving, another angel came to meet him
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:4 - and said to him: “Run, tell that young man, ‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:5 - And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within.’
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:6 - “Come! Come! Flee from the land of the north,” declares the LORD, “for I have scattered you to the four winds of heaven,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:7 - “Come, Zion! Escape, you who live in Daughter Babylon!”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:8 - For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye—
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:9 - I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them.[fn] Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:10 - “Shout and be glad, Daughter Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:11 - “Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:12 - The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:13 - Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”
NIV Footnotes
Or says after ? eye: 9 “I ? plunder them.”
Or says after ? eye: 9 “I ? plunder them.”

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