God, in the care of Jerusalem, sendeth to measure it.
Zechariah 2:1 I lyfte vp myne eyes agayne, & loked, and beholde, a man wyth a measure lyne in his hand. Zechariah 2:2 Then sayde I: whether goest thou? And he sayde vnto me: To measure Ierusalem, that I maye se howe longe & howe broade it is. Zechariah 2:3 And beholde, the aungell þt talked with me, wente hys way forthe. Then wente there oute another aungell to mete him Zechariah 2:4 and sayde vnto hym: Runne, speake to thys younge man, and saye: Ierusalem shall be inhabyted wythoute anye wall, for the verye multytude of people and catell, that shal be therein Zechariah 2:5 Yea I my selfe (sayeth the Lorde) wil be vnto her a wall of fyre rounde aboute, and wilbe honoured in her.
The redemption of Zion.
Zechariah 2:6 O get you forthe, O fle from the lande of the northe, sayeth the Lorde, ye whom I haue scatred into the foure wyndes vnder heauen, sayeth the Lorde. Zechariah 2:7 Saue thy selfe, O Syon: thou that dwellest with the doughter of Babylon, Zechariah 2:8 for thus sayeth the Lorde of hostes: Wyth a gloryous power hath he sent me out to the Heathen, which spoyled you: for who so toucheth you, shal touche the aple of his owne eye. Zechariah 2:9 Beholde, I wyl lyfte vp myne hande ouer them, so that they shall be spoyled of those, whiche afore serued them: and ye shall knowe that the Lorde of hostes hath sente me.
The promise of God's presence.
Zechariah 2:10 Be glad, and reioyce, O doughter of Sion: for lo, I am come to dwell in the myddeste of the, sayeth the Lord. Zechariah 2:11 At the same tyme there shall manye Heathen cleue to the Lorde, and shall be my people. Thus wyll I dwell in the myddest of the, & thou shalte knowe, that the Lorde of hostes hathe sente me vnto the. Zechariah 2:12 The Lorde shall haue Iuda in possessyon for hys parte in the holye grounde, and shall chose Ierusalem yet agayne. Zechariah 2:13 Let all fleshe be styll before the Lorde, for he is rysen oute of hys holy place.