1 (2:5) I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and, hinei, a man with a measuring line in his hand!
(2:6) Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Yerushalayim, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.
(2:7) And, hinei, the malach that spoke with me went forth, and another malach went out to meet him,
(2:8) And said unto him, Run, speak to this na’ar (young man, i.e., see 2:1 [2:5]) saying, Yerushalayim shall be inhabited like unwalled cities because of the multitude of men and cattle therein;
(2:9) For I, saith Hashem, will be unto her a chomat eish (wall of fire) round about, and will be the kavod in the midst of her.
(2:10) Come, come, and flee out of the Eretz Tzafon, saith Hashem; for I have scattered you like the Arbah Ruchot HaShomayim, saith Hashem.
(2:11) Come, save thyself, O Tziyon, thou that dwellest with the Bat Bavel.
(2:12) For thus saith Hashem Tzva’os: After Kavod (Glory) sent me unto the Goyim who plundered you?the one that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye.
(2:13) Hineni, I will surely raise Mine hand against them, and they shall be plunder to their avadim; and ye shall know that Hashem Tzva’os hath sent me.
(2:14) Sing and rejoice, O Bat Tziyon; for, hineni, I will come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith Hashem.
(2:15) And Goyim rabbim shall be joined to Hashem in Yom HaHu (that day), and shall be Ami (My People): and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that Hashem Tzva’os hath sent me unto thee.
(2:16) And Hashem shall inherit Yehudah as His chelek in the Admat HaKodesh (Holy Land), and shall choose Yerushalayim again.
(2:17) Be silent, Kol Basar, before Hashem; for He has roused Himself from His Ma’on Kadosh (holy habitation).