Vision of the Measuring Line
1Then I raised my eyes and looked, and behold, ⚓a man with a measuring line in his hand.
2So 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.”
3And there was the angel who talked with me, going out; and another angel was coming out to meet him,
4who said to him, “Run, speak to this young man, saying: ⚓‘Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it.
5For I,’ says the Lord, ‘will be ⚓a wall of fire all around her, ⚓and I will be the glory in her midst.’ ”
Future Joy of Zion and Many Nations
6“Up, up! Flee ⚓from the land of the north,” says the Lord; “for I have ⚓spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven,” says the Lord.
7“Up, Zion! ⚓Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.”
8For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who ⚓touches you touches the apple of His eye.
9For surely I will ⚓shake My hand against them, and they shall become spoil for their servants. Then ⚓you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me.
10⚓“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I ⚓will dwell in your midst,” says the Lord.
11⚓“Many nations shall be joined to the Lord⚓in that day, and they shall become ⚓My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then ⚓you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.
12And the Lord will ⚓take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem.
13⚓Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused ⚓from His holy habitation!”