And I lift up mine eyes, and look, and lo, a man, and in his
hand a measuring line.
And I say, 'Whither are thou going?' And he saith unto me,
'To measure Jerusalem, to see how much is its breadth, and how much its
And lo, the messenger who is speaking with me is going out,
and another messenger is going out to meet him,
and he saith unto him, 'Run, speak unto this young man,
saying: Unwalled villages inhabit doth Jerusalem, From the abundance of man and
beast in her midst.
And I -- I am to her -- an affirmation of Jehovah, A wall of
fire round about, And for honour I am in her midst.
Ho, ho, and flee from the land of the north, An affirmation
of Jehovah, For, as the four winds of the heavens, I have spread you abroad, An
affirmation of Jehovah.
Ho, Zion, be delivered who art dwelling with the
daughter of Babylon.
For thus said Jehovah of Hosts: After honour He hath sent me
unto the nations who are spoiling you, For he who is coming against you, Is
coming against the daughter of His eye.
For lo, I am waving my hand against them, And they have been
a spoil to their servants. And ye have known that Jehovah of Hosts hath sent
Singe, and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, For lo, I am coming,
and have dwelt in thy midst, An affirmation of Jehovah.
And joined have been many nations unto Jehovah in that day,
And they have been to Me for a people, And I have dwelt in thy midst, And thou
hast known that Jehovah of Hosts hath sent me unto thee.
And Jehovah hath inherited Judah, His portion on the holy
ground, And He hath fixed again on Jerusalem.
Hush, all flesh, because of Jehovah, For He hath been roused
up from His holy habitation!'