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Zechariah 2 (Lexham English Bible)

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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! 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. 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.'" 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. 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. 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. 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. 13 Be silent, {all people},j before Yahweh, for he is roused from {his holy dwelling}."k
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