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Zechariah 2 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And lifting up my eyes, I saw a man with a measuring-line in his hand. 1 Then I looked up--and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand!
2 And I said to him, Where are you going? And he said to me, To take the measure of Jerusalem, to see how wide and how long it is. 2 I asked, "Where are you going?" He answered me, "To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is."
3 And the angel who was talking to me went out, and another angel went out, and, meeting him, 3 Then the angel who was speaking to me left, and another angel came to meet him
4 Said to him, Go quickly and say to this young man, Jerusalem will be an unwalled town, because of the great number of men and cattle in her. 4 and said to him: "Run, tell that young man, 'Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of men and livestock in it.
5 For I, says the Lord, will be a wall of fire round about her, and I will be the glory inside her. 5 And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,' declares the LORD, 'and I will be its glory within.'
6 Ho, ho! go in flight from the land of the north, says the Lord: for I have sent you far and wide to the four winds of heaven, says the Lord. 6 "Come! Come! Flee from the land of the north," declares the LORD, "for I have scattered you to the four winds of heaven," declares the LORD.
7 Ho! Zion, go in flight from danger, you who are living with the daughter of Babylon. 7 "Come, O Zion! Escape, you who live in the Daughter of Babylon!"
8 For this is what the Lord of armies has said: In the way of glory he has sent me to the nations which have taken your goods: for anyone touching you is touching what is most dear to him. 8 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye--
9 For at the shaking of my hand over them, their goods will be taken by those who were their servants: and you will see that the Lord of armies has sent me. 9 I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me.
10 Give songs of joy, O daughter of Zion: for I come, and I will make my resting-place among you, says the Lord. 10 "Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you," declares the LORD.
11 And a number of nations will be joined to the Lord in that day, and will become my people; and I will be living among you, and you will see that the Lord of armies has sent me to you. 11 "Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.
12 And Judah will be the Lord's heritage in the holy land, and Jerusalem will again be his. 12 The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.
13 Let all flesh be quiet and make no sound before the Lord: for he is awake and has come from his holy resting-place. 13 Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling."