Zechariah 2 NIV

A Man With a Measuring Line

1 Then I looked up, and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand.

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      2 I asked, “Where are you going?” He answered me, “To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is.”

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      3 While the angel who was speaking to me was leaving, another angel came to meet him
      4 and said to him: “Run, tell that young man, ‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it.

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      5 And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within.’

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      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.

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      7 “Come, Zion! Escape, you who live in Daughter Babylon!”

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      8 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye—

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      9 I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them.a Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me.

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        • b 2:9 - Or "says after … eye: " 9"“I … plunder them.”"
          10 “Shout and be glad, Daughter Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the LORD.

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          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.

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          12 The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.

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          13 Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”

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