1我又举目观看，见有人拿着准绳。 2于是我问：“你要去哪里？”他回答说：“去丈量耶路撒冷，看看有多宽多长。” 3此前与我说话的天使离去时，迎着他走来另一位天使， 4对他说：“快跑去告诉那青年，‘耶路撒冷必像没有城墙限制的村庄，因为城中将有大量的人和牲畜。 5耶和华说，我要成为一堵火墙环绕耶路撒冷，作城中的荣耀。’
6“耶和华说，‘我曾把你们分散到天下四方，现在，快！快逃离北方之地。这是耶和华说的。 7住在巴比伦城的人啊，快逃到锡安吧！’” 8万军之耶和华说，祂在彰显荣耀之后要差遣我去那些掳掠你们的国家，因为谁侵害你们，就是侵害祂的瞳仁。 9看啊，祂要挥手攻击他们，使他们被自己的奴隶掳掠。那时你们便知道是万军之耶和华差遣了我。 10耶和华说：“锡安城2:10 “城”希伯来文是“女子”，可能是对锡安的昵称，下同9:9。啊，高声欢唱吧！因为我要来住在你里面。” 11到那天，许多国家都要归向耶和华，做祂的子民。祂要住在你里面。那时，你便知道是万军之耶和华差遣我到你们这里来的。 12耶和华必拥有犹大作祂圣地的产业，祂必再次拣选耶路撒冷。 13世人都当在耶和华面前肃静，因为祂要从圣所起来了。
A Vision of a Man Holding a Measuring Line
1Then I looked up and saw a man. He was holding a measuring line. 2“Where are you going?” I asked.
“To measure Jerusalem,” he answered. “I want to find out how wide and how long it is.”
3The angel who was talking with me was leaving. At that time, another angel came over to him. 4He said to him, “Run! Tell that young man Zechariah, ‘Jerusalem will be a city that does not have any walls around it. It will have huge numbers of people and animals in it. 5And I myself will be like a wall of fire around it,’ announces the Lord. ‘I will be the city’s glory.’
6“Israel, I have scattered you,” announces the Lord. “I have used the power of the four winds of heaven to do it. Come quickly! Run away from the land of the north,” announces the Lord.
7“Come, people of Zion! Escape, you who live in Babylon!” 8The Lord rules over all. His angel says to Israel, “The Glorious One has sent me to punish the nations that have robbed you of everything. That’s because anyone who hurts you hurts those the Lord loves and guards. 9So I will raise my powerful hand to strike down your enemies. Their own slaves will rob them of everything. Then you will know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me.
10“ ‘People of Zion, shout and be glad! I am coming to live among you,’ announces the Lord. 11‘At that time many nations will join themselves to me. And they will become my people. I will live among you,’ says the Lord. Then you will know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to you. 12He will receive Judah as his share in the holy land. And he will choose Jerusalem again. 13All you people of the world, be still because the Lord is coming. He is getting ready to come down from his holy temple in heaven.”