1a I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.
Then I asked, "Where are you going?" He answered me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length."
Then the angel who talked with me came forward, and another angel came forward to meet him,
and said to him, "Run, say to that young man: Jerusalem shall be inhabited like villages without walls, because of the multitude of people and animals in it.
For I will be a wall of fire all around it, says the Lord, and I will be the glory within it."
Up, up! Flee from the land of the north, says the Lord; for I have spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven, says the Lord.
Up! Escape to Zion, you that live with daughter Babylon.
For thus said the Lord of hosts (after his glory b sent me) regarding the nations that plundered you: Truly, one who touches you touches the apple of my eye. c
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (New Revised Standard Bible Version Online)