Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Zechariah 2

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.

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