Zechariah 2 LEB

Zechariah’s Third Vision

1 And I {looked up}a and I saw, and look, a man, and in his hand [was] a measuring rope!

References for Zechariah 2:1

    • y 2:1 - Literally "lifted up my eyes"
      2 And I asked, "Where [are] you going?" And he answered me, "To measure Jerusalem to see what [is] its width and what [is] its length."
      3 And look, the angel who was talking to me [was] coming forward, and another angel [was] coming forward to meet him.
      4 And he said to him, "Run, say to that young man, 'Jerusalem shall be inhabited {like villages without walls}b because of the multitude of people and animals in its midst.

      References for Zechariah 2:4

        • z 2:4 - Literally "[like] open regions"
          5 And I will be for it a wall of fire all around,' {declares}c Yahweh, 'and I will be [the] glory in its midst.'"

          References for Zechariah 2:5

            • { 2:5 - Literally "a declaration of"
              6 "Woe! Woe! Flee from [the] land of [the] north," {declares}d Yahweh, "for I have scattered you like [the] four winds of the heavens," {declares}e Yahweh.

              References for Zechariah 2:6

                • | 2:6 - Literally "a declaration of"
                • } 2:6 - Literally "a declaration of"
                  7 "Woe, Zion! Escape, you inhabitants of [the] daughter of Babylon!"
                  8 For thus said Yahweh of hosts, after gloryf he sent me against the nations plundering you: Truly, the one touching you [is] touching the appleg of his eye.

                  References for Zechariah 2:8

                    • ~ 2:8 - The phrase "after glory" is difficult to interpret
                    •  2:8 - Hebrew "pupil," but the expression "apple of his eye" has become well-established in English
                      9 "Yes, look! I [am] going to wave my hand against them, and they will become plunder for their servants, and you will know that Yahweh of hosts has sent me.
                      10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for look, I [am] coming and I will dwell in your midst," {declares}h Yahweh.

                      References for Zechariah 2:10

                        • € 2:10 - Literally "a declaration of"
                          11 "Many nations will join themselves to Yahweh on that day, and they will be my people, and I will dwell in your midst. And you will know that Yahweh of hosts has sent me to you.
                          12 And Yahweh will inherit Judah [as] his portion {in the holy land},i and he will again choose Jerusalem.

                          References for Zechariah 2:12

                            •  2:12 - Literally "upon [the] land of the holiness"
                              13 Be silent, {all people},j before Yahweh, for he is roused from {his holy dwelling}."k

                              References for Zechariah 2:13

                                • ‚ 2:13 - Literally "all flesh"
                                • ƒ 2:13 - Literally "the dwelling place of his holiness"