2:1 Then I looked up--and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand!

2:2 I asked, "Where are you going?" He answered me, "To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is."

2:3 Then the angel who was speaking to me left, and another angel came to meet him

2:4 and said to him: "Run, tell that young man, 'Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of men and livestock in it.

2:5 And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,' declares the LORD, 'and I will be its glory within.'

2:6 "Come! Come! Flee from the land of the north," declares the LORD, "for I have scattered you to the four winds of heaven," declares the LORD.

2:7 "Come, O Zion! Escape, you who live in the Daughter of Babylon!"

2:8 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye--

2:9 I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me.

2:10 "Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you," declares the LORD.

2:11 "Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.

2:12 The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem.

2:13 Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling."