Zechariah 2

Chapter 2

2:1  I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.


As in Zechariah 1:8-11, the "man" of Zechariah 2:1 1 is "the angel that talked with me" of Zechariah 1:3 . The measuring-line (or reed) is used by Ezekiel Ezekiel 40:3 Ezekiel 40:5 as a symbol of preparation for rebuilding the city and temple in the kingdom-age. Here also it has that meaning, as the context ( Zechariah 2:4-13 ) shows. The subject of the vision is the restoration of nation and city. In no sense has this prophecy been fulfilled. The order is:

(1) The Lord in glory in Jerusalem, Zechariah 2:5 (cf. Matthew 24:29 Matthew 24:30 )

(2) the restoration of Israel, Zechariah 2:6 ;

(3) the judgment of Jehovah upon the nations, Zechariah 2:8, "after the glory" Matthew 25:31 Matthew 25:32

(4) the full blessing of the earth in the kingdom, Zechariah 2:10-13, See "Kingdom (O.T.)" Genesis 1:26 . (See Scofield "Zechariah 12:8") . "Israel," ; Genesis 12:2 ; Romans 11:26 .

2:3  And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .