1aThen I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man with a 1measuringline in his hand.
So I said, "Where are you going?" And he said to me, "To 2measureJerusalem, to seehowwide it is and howlong it is."
And behold, the 3angel who was speaking with me was going out, and anotherangel was coming out to meet him,
and said to him, "Run, speak to that 4youngman, saying, '5Jerusalem will be inhabitedb6withoutwallsbecause of the 7multitude of men and cattlewithin it.
'For I,' declares the LORD, 'will be a 8wall of firecaround her, and I will be the 9glory in her midst.' "
"dHothere! 10Flee from the land of the north," declares the LORD, "for I have 11dispersed you as the fourwinds of the heavens," declares the LORD.
7"Ho, Zion! 12Escape, you who are living with the daughter of Babylon."
For thussays the LORD of hosts, "Aftere13glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the f14apple of His eye.
"For behold, I will 15wave My handover them so that they will be 16plunder for their slaves. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me.
"17Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will 18dwell in your midst," declares the LORD.
"19Manynations will join themselves to the LORD in that day and will become My people. Then I will 20dwell in your midst, and you will 21know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.
"The LORD will g22possessJudah as His portion in the holyland, and will again23chooseJerusalem.
"h24Be silent, allflesh, before the LORD; for He is 25aroused from His holyhabitation."