The Vision of the Man With the Measuring Line
1#Eze 40:3; Zec 1:16And I lifted up my eyes, and I saw a man with a measuring cord in his hand. 2#Jer 31:39; Rev 21:15–17And I said, “Where are you going?”
And he responded, “To measure Jerusalem and to note what is its width and length.”
3#Zec 1:19Then the angel who was speaking with me went out, and then another angel came out to meet him, 4#Jer 1:6; 31:27and said to him, “Run, say to this young man: Jerusalem will be inhabited as villages without walls, because of the multitude of men and animals in her. 5#Isa 4:5; 60:18–19And I will be like a wall of fire all around her, says the Lord, and I will be as glory in her midst.”
Interlude: An Appeal to the Exiles
6#Eze 17:21; Isa 48:20Up, up, flee from the northern land, says the Lord, for I have spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven, says the Lord.
7#Isa 48:20; 52:11Deliver yourself, O Zion, you who live with the daughter of Babylon. 8#Dt 32:10; Ps 17:8For thus says the Lord of Hosts: He has sent Me after glory to the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. 9#Isa 14:2; 19:16For I will swing My hand against them, and they will become plunder for their servants. Then you will know well that the Lord of Hosts has sent Me.
10#Zec 8:3; Lev 26:12Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for I am coming and will dwell in your midst, says the Lord. 11And many nations will join themselves with the Lord in that day, and they will be My people. And I will reside in your midst, and you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent Me to you. 12#Dt 32:9; Zec 1:17And the Lord will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and He will again choose Jerusalem. 13#Ps 68:5; Hab 2:20Be still, all flesh before the Lord, for He is stirred from His holy habitation.