God’s Favor to Zion
1 1Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man with a ameasuring line in his hand.
2 So I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To ameasure Jerusalem, to see how wide it is and how long it is.”
3 And behold, the aangel who was speaking with me was going out, and another angel was coming out to meet him,
4 and said to him, “Run, speak to that ayoung man, saying, ‘bJerusalem will be inhabited 1cwithout walls because of the dmultitude of men and cattle within it.
5 ‘For I,’ declares the Lord, ‘will be a awall of fire 1around her, and I will be the bglory in her midst.’ ”
6 “1Ho there! aFlee from the land of the north,” declares the Lord, “for I have bdispersed you as the four winds of the heavens,” declares the Lord.
7 “Ho, Zion! aEscape, you who are living with the daughter of Babylon.”
8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After 1aglory He has sent Me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the 2bapple of His eye.
9 “For behold, I will awave My hand over them so that they will be bplunder for their slaves. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me.
10 “aSing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will bdwell in your midst,” declares the Lord.
11 “aMany nations will join themselves to the Lord in that day and will become My people. Then I will bdwell in your midst, and you will cknow that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.
12 “The Lord will 1apossess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again bchoose Jerusalem.
13 “1aBe silent, all flesh, before the Lord; for He is baroused from His holy habitation.”