God, in the care of Jerusalem, sendeth to measure it.
Zechariah 2:1 I lift vp mine eyes againe and looked, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand. Zechariah 2:2 Then saide I, Whither goest thou? And he saide vnto me, To measure Ierusalem, that I may see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. Zechariah 2:3 And beholde, the Angel that talked with me, went foorth: and another Angel went out to meete him, Zechariah 2:4 And saide vnto him, Runne, speake to this yong man, and say, Ierusalem shalbe inhabited without walles, for the multitude of men and cattell therein. Zechariah 2:5 For I, saith the Lord, will be vnto her a wall of fire round about, and wil be the glory in the middes of her.
The redemption of Zion.
Zechariah 2:6 Ho, ho, come forth, & flee from the land of the North, saith the Lord: for I haue scattered you into the foure winds of the heauen, saith ye Lord. Zechariah 2:7 Saue thy selfe, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babel. Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the Lord of hostes, After this glory hath hee sent me vnto the nations, which spoyled you: for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of his eye. Zechariah 2:9 For beholde, I will lift vp mine hand vpon them: and they shalbe a spoyle to those that serued them, and ye shall knowe, that the Lord of hostes hath sent me.
The promise of God's presence.
Zechariah 2:10 Reioyce, and be glad, O daughter Zion: for loe, I come, and will dwell in the middes of thee, saith the Lord. Zechariah 2:11 And many nations shall be ioyned to the Lord in that day, and shalbe my people: and I will dwell in the middes of thee, and thou shalt knowe that the Lord of hostes hath sent me vnto thee. Zechariah 2:12 And the Lord shall inherite Iudah his portion in the holy lande, and shall chuse Ierusalem againe. Zechariah 2:13 Let all flesh be still before the Lord: for he is raised vp out of his holy place.