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The Vision of the Man With the Measuring Line

And I lifted up my eyes, and I saw a man with a measuring cord in his hand. And I said, “Where are you going?”

And he responded, “To measure Jerusalem and to note what is its width and length.”

Then the angel who was speaking with me went out, and then another angel came out to meet him, and 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. And 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

Up, up, flee from the northern land, says the Lord, for I have spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven, says the Lord.

Deliver yourself, O Zion, you who live with the daughter of Babylon. For 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. For 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 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for I am coming and will dwell in your midst, says the Lord. 11 And 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 And the Lord will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and He will again choose Jerusalem. 13 Be still, all flesh before the Lord, for He is stirred from His holy habitation.