2 Then I raised my eyes and looked, and behold, aa man with a measuring line in his hand. 2 So I said, “Where are you going?”
And he said to me, b“To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length.”
3 And there was the angel who talked with me, going out; and another angel was coming out to meet him, 4 who said to him, “Run, speak to this young man, saying: c‘Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it. 5 For I,’ says the Lord, ‘will be da wall of fire all around her, eand I will be the glory in her midst.’ ”
6 “Up, up! Flee ffrom the land of the north,” says the Lord; “for I have gspread you abroad like the four winds of heaven,” says the Lord. 7 “Up, Zion! hEscape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.”
8 For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who itouches you touches the 1apple of His eye. 9 For surely I will jshake My hand against them, and they shall become 2spoil for their servants. Then kyou will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me.
10 l“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I mwill dwell in your midst,” says the Lord. 11 n“Many nations shall be joined to the Lord oin that day, and they shall become pMy people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then qyou will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you. 12 And the Lord will rtake possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem. 13 sBe silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused tfrom His holy habitation!”
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