God, in the care of Jerusalem, sendeth to measure it.
Zechariah 2:1 Then lifted I up mine eyes and looked, and lo! a Man,and, in his hand, a Measuring Line. Zechariah 2:2 And I said, Whither art thou going? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what [should be] the breadth thereof, and what the length thereof. Zechariah 2:3 And lo! the messenger who was talking with me, coming forward,and another messenger, coming forward to meet him. Zechariah 2:4 So he said unto him, Run, speak unto this young man, saying: Like open villages, shall Jerusalem remain, for the multitude of men and cattle in her midst; Zechariah 2:5 And, I, will become to her, declareth Yahweh, A wall of fire round about,and, a glory, will I become in her midst.
The redemption of Zion.
Zechariah 2:6 Ho! ho! flee ye, therefore, out of the land of the North, urgeth Yahweh. For, as the four winds of the heavens, have I spread you abroad, declareth Yahweh. Zechariah 2:7 Ho! Zion, deliver thyself,thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. For, Zechariah 2:8 Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, For his own honour, hath he sent me unto the nations that are spoiling you,Surely, he that toucheth you, toucheth the pupil of mine eye. Zechariah 2:9 For behold me! brandishing my hand over them, and they shall become a spoil unto their own slaves,and ye shall know that, Yahweh of hosts, hath sent me.
The promise of God's presence.
Zechariah 2:10 Sing out and rejoice, O daughter of Zion,For behold me! coming in, and I will make my habitation in thy midst, declareth Yahweh. Zechariah 2:11 Then shall many nations, join themselves, unto Yahweh, in that day, and shall become my people,and I will make my habitation in thy midst, so shalt thou know that, Yahweh of hosts, hath sent me unto thee. Zechariah 2:12 Thus will Yahweh inherit Judah, his portion, on the soil of the sanctuary,and make choice, yet again, of Jerusalem. Zechariah 2:13 Hush! all flesh, before Yahweh,For he hath roused himself up out of his holy dwelling.