Zechariah 2

A Vision of a Man with a Measuring Line

1 Then I raised my eyes and looked, and behold, a a 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 d a wall of fire all around her, e and I will be the glory in her midst.' "

6 "Up, up! Flee f from the land of the north," says the LORD; "for I have g spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven," says the LORD. 7 "Up, Zion! h Escape, 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 i touches you touches the 1 apple of His eye. 9 "For surely I will j shake My hand against them, and they shall become 2 spoil for their servants. Then k you 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 m will dwell in your midst," says the LORD. 11 n "Many nations shall be joined to the LORD o in that day, and they shall become p My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then q you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. 12 "And the LORD will r take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

13 s "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused t from His holy habitation!"

  1. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:39
    The surveyor's line shall again extend straight forward over the hill Gareb; then it shall turn toward Goath.
    Ezekiel 40:3
    He took me there, and behold, there was a man whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze. He had a line of flax and a measuring rod in his hand, and he stood in the gateway.
    Ezekiel 47:3
    And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles.
    Zechariah 1:16
    'Therefore thus says the LORD: "I am returning to Jerusalem with mercy; My house shall be built in it," says the LORD of hosts, "And a surveyor's line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem."'
  2. Cross References
    Revelation 11:1
    Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, "Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.
  3. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:27
    Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and the seed of beast.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 26:1
    In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city; God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 60:19
    The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the LORD will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 48:20
    Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! With a voice of singing, Declare, proclaim this, Utter it to the end of the earth; Say, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:64
    Then the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known - wood and stone.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 48:20
    Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! With a voice of singing, Declare, proclaim this, Utter it to the end of the earth; Say, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!
    Jeremiah 51:6
    Flee from the midst of Babylon, And every one save his life! Do not be cut off in her iniquity, For this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; He shall recompense her.
    Revelation 18:4
    And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
  9. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:10
    He found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.
    Psalms 17:8
    Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 19:16
    In that day Egypt will be like women, and will be afraid and fear because of the waving of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which He waves over it.
  11. Cross References
    Zechariah 4:9
    The hands of Zerubbabel Have laid the foundation of this temple; His hands shall also finish it. Then you will know That the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 12:6
    Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!
  13. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:12
    I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:2
    Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.
    Isaiah 2:3
    Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
  15. Cross References
    Zechariah 3:10
    In that day,' says the LORD of hosts, 'Everyone will invite his neighbor Under his vine and under his fig tree.'
  16. Cross References
    Exodus 12:49
    "One law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you."
  17. Cross References
    Ezekiel 33:33
    "And when this comes to pass - surely it will come - then they will know that a prophet has been among them."
  18. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:9
    For the LORD's portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance.
    Psalms 33:12
    Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
    Jeremiah 10:16
    The Portion of Jacob is not like them, For He is the Maker of all things, And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.
  19. Cross References
    Habakkuk 2:20
    "But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him."
    Zephaniah 1:7
    Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD; For the day of the LORD is at hand, For the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has invited His guests.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 68:5
    A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
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