Zechariah 2 NLT

1 a When I looked again, I saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

References for Zechariah 2:1

    • 2:1 - Verses 2:1-13 are numbered 2:5-17 in Hebrew text.
      2 “Where are you going?” I asked. He replied, “I am going to measure Jerusalem, to see how wide and how long it is.”
      3 Then the angel who was with me went to meet a second angel who was coming toward him.
      4 The other angel said, “Hurry, and say to that young man, ‘Jerusalem will someday be so full of people and livestock that there won’t be room enough for everyone! Many will live outside the city walls.
      5 Then I, myself, will be a protective wall of fire around Jerusalem, says the . And I will be the glory inside the city!’”
      6 The says, “Come away! Flee from Babylon in the land of the north, for I have scattered you to the four winds.
      7 Come away, people of Zion, you who are exiled in Babylon!”
      8 After a period of glory, the of Heaven’s Armies sent meb against the nations who plundered you. For he said, “Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession.c

      References for Zechariah 2:8

        • 2:8 - The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
        • 2:8 - Hebrew Anyone who touches you touches the pupil of his eye.
          9 I will raise my fist to crush them, and their own slaves will plunder them.” Then you will know that the of Heaven’s Armies has sent me.
          10 The says, “Shout and rejoice, O beautiful Jerusalem,d for I am coming to live among you.

          References for Zechariah 2:10

            • 2:10 - Hebrew O daughter of Zion.
              11 Many nations will join themselves to the on that day, and they, too, will be my people. I will live among you, and you will know that the of Heaven’s Armies sent me to you.
              12 The land of Judah will be the ’s special possession in the holy land, and he will once again choose Jerusalem to be his own city.
              13 Be silent before the , all humanity, for he is springing into action from his holy dwelling.”