Z'kharyah (Zec) 2
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2
1Then I looked up and saw four horns. 2I asked the angel who was speaking to me, “What are these?” He answered, “These are the horns that scattered Y’hudah, Isra’el and Yerushalayim.”
3Next, Adonai showed me four artisans. 4I asked, “What are these coming to do?” He said, “Those horns that scattered Y’hudah so completely that no one could even raise his head — well, these men have come to terrify them, to overthrow the nations that raised their horns against the land of Y’hudah to scatter it.”
5I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. 6I asked, “Where are you going?” He said to me, “To measure Yerushalayim, to determine its width and length.”
7Here the angel who was speaking to me went forward, and another angel went out, met him 8and said to him, “Run and tell this young man, ‘Yerushalayim will be inhabited without walls, because there will be so many people and animals; 9“for,” says Adonai, “I will be for her a wall of fire surrounding her; and I will be the glory within her. 10Up!” says Adonai, “Move! Flee the land of the north! For I scattered you like the four winds of the sky,” says Adonai. 11“Move, Tziyon! You who are living with the daughter of Bavel, escape!” 12For Adonai-Tzva’ot has sent me on a glorious mission to the nations that plundered you, and this is what he says: “Anyone who injures you injures the very pupil of my eye. 13But I will shake my hand over them, and they will be plundered by those who were formerly their slaves.” Then you will know that Adonai-Tzva’ot sent me. 14“Sing, daughter of Tziyon; rejoice! For, here, I am coming; and I will live among you,” says Adonai. 15When that time comes, many nations will join themselves to Adonai. “They will be my people, and I will live among you.” Then you will know that it was Adonai-Tzva’ot who sent me to you. 16Adonai will take possession of Y’hudah as his portion in the holy land, and he will again make Yerushalayim his choice. 17Be silent, all humanity, before Adonai; for he has been roused from his holy dwelling.’”
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