Zacarias 2

1 And I lifted up my eyes, and looked, and behold, there was a man with a measure–cord in his hand.

2 Then said I, Whither art thou going? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is her breadth, and what is her length.

3 And, behold, the angel that spoke with me went out, and another angel came out to meet him;

4 And he said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Without walls shall Jerusalem be inhabited because of the multitude of men and cattle in her midst.

5 But I––I will be unto her, saith the Lord, a wall of fire round about, and for glory will I be in the midst of her.

6 Up! up! and flee away from the land of the north saith the Lord; for as the four winds of the heaven have I spread you abroad, saith the Lord.

7 Up, Zion, escape, thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.

8 For thus hath said the Lord of hosts, For the sake of your glory hath he sent me unto the nations that have despoiled you; for whoever toucheth you, toucheth the apple of his eye.

9 For, behold, I will swing my hand over them, and they shall be a spoil to those that served them: and ye shall acknowledge that the Lord of hosts hath sent me.

10 Sing, and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for, lo, I am coming, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord.

11 And many nations will join themselves to the Lord on that day, and they shall be unto me for a people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

12 And the Lord will take Judah as his inheritance upon the holy land; and he will again make choice of Jerusalem.

13 Be silent, all flesh! before the Lord; for he is waked up out of his holy habitation.