1I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold, a man with a measuring-line in his hand.
2Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said to me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.
3And behold, the angel who talked with me went forth, and another angel went forth to meet him,
4and said to him, Run, speak to that young man, saying: Jerusalem shall be inhabited without walls On account of the multitude of men and of cattle within her.
5And I will be to her, saith Jehovah, A wall of fire round about, And glory will I be within her.
6Ho! ho! flee ye out of the land of the North, saith Jehovah; For toward the four winds of heaven have I scattered you abroad, saith Jehovah.
7Ho, Zion, escape, Thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon!
8For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: For glory hath he sent me to the nations which plundered you; (For he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.)
9For, behold, I will shake my hand over them, And they shall be a spoil to those that served them; And ye shall know that Jehovah of hosts hath sent me.
10Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For, behold, I will come, And I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith Jehovah;
11And many nations shall join themselves to Jehovah in that day, And shall be my people; And I will dwell in the midst of thee; And thou shalt know that Jehovah of hosts hath sent me to thee.
12And Jehovah will possess Judah as his portion in the holy land, And will again choose Jerusalem.
13Be silent, all flesh, before Jehovah! For he riseth up from his holy habitation.