Third Vision: Surveyor

1 a I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

References for Zechariah 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Zch 2:5 in Hb
      2 I asked, "Where are you going?" He answered me, "To measure Jerusalem to determine its width and length."
      3 Then the angel who was speaking with me went out, and another angel went out to meet him.
      4 He said to him, "Run and tell this young man: Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the number of people and livestock in it."b

      References for Zechariah 2:4

        • b 2:4 - Isa 49:19; Jr 31:27; Ezk 36:11
          5 The declaration of the Lord: "I will be a wallc of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it."

          References for Zechariah 2:5

            • c 2:5 - Isa 26:1
              6 "Get up! Leave the land of the north"d-the Lord's declaration-"for I have scattered you like the four winds of heaven"-the Lord's declaration.

              References for Zechariah 2:6

                • d 2:6 - Jr 6:22; 10:22; 50:9
                  7 "Go, Zion! Escape, you who are living with Daughter Babylon."
                  8 For the Lord of Hosts says this: "He has sent Mee for [His] glory against the nations who are plundering you, for anyone who touches you touches the pupilf of Hisg eye.

                  References for Zechariah 2:8

                    • e 2:8 - Or me
                    • f 2:8 - Or apple
                    • g 2:8 - Alt Hb tradition reads My
                      9 I will move against them with Myh power, and they will become plunder for their own servants.i Then you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent Me.j

                      References for Zechariah 2:9

                        • h 2:9 - Or my
                        • i 2:9 - Isa 11:15; 19:16; Hg 2:6-9
                        • j 2:9 - Or me
                          10 "Daughter Zion, shout for joy and be glad, for I am coming to dwell among you"-the Lord's declaration.
                          11 "Many nations will join themselves to the Lord on that day and become Myk people.l I will dwell among you, and you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent Mem to you.

                          References for Zechariah 2:11

                            • k 2:11 - LXX, Syr read His
                            • l 2:11 - Ps 47:9; Isa 42:6; Mc 4:2
                            • m 2:11 - Or me
                              12 The Lord will take possession of Judah as His portion in the Holy Land, and He will once again choose Jerusalem.n

                              References for Zechariah 2:12

                                • n 2:12 - Zch 1:17; 3:2; 2 Ch 6:6
                                  13 Let all people be silent before the Lord, for He is coming from His holy dwelling."o

                                  References for Zechariah 2:13