Young's Literal Translation

Zechariah 2

God, in the care of Jerusalem, sendeth to measure it.

Zechariah 2:1 And I lift up mine eyes, and look, and lo, a man, and in his hand a measuring line. Zechariah 2:2 And I say, 'Whither are thou going?' And he saith unto me, 'To measure Jerusalem, to see how much [is] its breadth, and how much its length.' Zechariah 2:3 And lo, the messenger who is speaking with me is going out, and another messenger is going out to meet him, Zechariah 2:4 and he saith unto him, 'Run, speak unto this young man, saying: Unwalled villages inhabit doth Jerusalem, From the abundance of man and beast in her midst. Zechariah 2:5 And I—I am to her—an affirmation of Jehovah, A wall of fire round about, And for honour I am in her midst.

The redemption of Zion.

Zechariah 2:6 Ho, ho, and flee from the land of the north, An affirmation of Jehovah, For, as the four winds of the heavens, I have spread you abroad, An affirmation of Jehovah. Zechariah 2:7 Ho, Zion, be delivered who art dwelling [with] the daughter of Babylon. Zechariah 2:8 For thus said Jehovah of Hosts: After honour He hath sent me unto the nations who are spoiling you, For he who is coming against you, Is coming against the daughter of His eye. Zechariah 2:9 For lo, I am waving my hand against them, And they have been a spoil to their servants. And ye have known that Jehovah of Hosts hath sent me.

The promise of God's presence.

Zechariah 2:10 Singe, and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, For lo, I am coming, and have dwelt in thy midst, An affirmation of Jehovah. Zechariah 2:11 And joined have been many nations unto Jehovah in that day, And they have been to Me for a people, And I have dwelt in thy midst, And thou hast known that Jehovah of Hosts hath sent me unto thee. Zechariah 2:12 And Jehovah hath inherited Judah, His portion on the holy ground, And He hath fixed again on Jerusalem. Zechariah 2:13 Hush, all flesh, because of Jehovah, For He hath been roused up from His holy habitation!'

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