A Man With a Measuring Line
In Hebrew texts 2:1-13 is numbered 2:5-17. 1Then I looked up, and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand. 2I asked, “Where are you going?”
He answered me, “To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is.”
3While the angel who was speaking to me was leaving, another angel came to meet him 4and said to him: “Run, tell that young man, ‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it. 5And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.’
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.
7“Come, Zion! Escape, you who live in Daughter Babylon!” 8For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye— 9I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them.2:8,9 Or says after… eye: 9 “I… plunder them.” Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me.
10“Shout and be glad, Daughter Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the Lord. 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. 12The Lord will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem. 13Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”
Mũndũ warĩ na Rũrigi rwa Gũthima
1Ningĩ ngĩtiira maitho, na rĩrĩ, hau mbere yakwa ngĩona mũndũ wanyiitĩte rũrigi rũa gũthima na guoko gwake. 22:2 Ezek 40:3; Kũg 21:15Ngĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Wee-rĩ, wathiĩ kũ?”
Nake akĩnjookeria atĩrĩ, “Ndathiĩ gũthima itũũra rĩa Jerusalemu, nĩguo menye wariĩ o na ũraihu warĩo.”
3Na rĩrĩ, mũraika ũcio wanjaragĩria agĩthiĩ, nake mũraika ũngĩ agĩũka kũmũtũnga, 42:4 Ezek 38:11; Jer 30:19akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Tengʼera wĩre mwanake ũcio atĩrĩ, ‘Jerusalemu rĩgaatuĩka itũũra inene rĩtarĩ thingo, nĩ ũndũ wa ũingĩ wa andũ na mahiũ marĩa magaakorwo kuo.’ 52:5 Isa 26:1; Thab 85:9Jehova ekuuga ũũ, ‘Niĩ mwene nĩ niĩ ngaatuĩka rũthingo rwa mwaki ndĩrĩthiũrũrũkĩrie, na nduĩke riiri thĩinĩ wa itũũra rĩu.’ ”
62:6 Ezek 17:21; Math 24:31Jehova ekuuga ũũ, “Ũkai, ũkai! Ũrai muume bũrũri wa mwena wa gathigathini, nĩgũkorwo ndĩmũharaganĩirie mĩena yothe ĩna ĩrĩa yumaga huho cia igũrũ,” ũguo nĩguo Jehova ekuuga.
7“Ũka, wee Zayuni! Wĩthare, o wee ũtũũraga kwa Mwarĩ wa Babuloni!” 82:8 Gũcook 32:10Nĩgũkorwo Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Thuutha wa kũũhe gĩtĩĩo, akĩndũma ngahũũrane na ndũrĩrĩ iria ciatahĩte indo cianyu. Nĩgũkorwo ũrĩa wothe ũmũhutagia inyuĩ nĩ kĩũma kĩa riitho rĩa Ngai ahutagia. 92:9 Zek 4:9; Hab 2:8Ti-itherũ nĩngambararia guoko gwakwa ndĩmookĩrĩre, nacio ngombo ciao itahe indo ciao. Hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩguo mũkaamenya atĩ Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe nĩwe ũndũmĩte.
102:10 Zef 3:14; Thaam 25:8“Wee Mwarĩ wa Zayuni-rĩ, anĩrĩra na ũkene, nĩgũkorwo nĩndĩrooka gũtũũra gatagatĩ-inĩ kanyu,” ũguo nĩguo Jehova ekuuga. 112:11 Jer 24:7; Zek 4:9“Mũthenya ũcio-rĩ, ndũrĩrĩ nyingĩ nĩikanyiitithanio na Jehova, na nĩmagatuĩka andũ akwa. Ngaatũũra gatagatĩ-inĩ kanyu na nĩmũkamenya atĩ Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe nĩwe ũndũmĩte kũrĩ inyuĩ.” 122:12 Thaam 34:9; Jer 40:5Jehova nĩakagaya Juda gũtuĩke igai rĩake bũrũri-inĩ ũrĩa mũtheru, na nĩagethuurĩra Jerusalemu o rĩngĩ. 132:13 Thaam 14:14; Gũcook 26:15Hoorerai harĩ Jehova inyuĩ kĩrĩndĩ gĩa thĩ tondũ nĩeyarahũrĩte kuuma gĩikaro-ini gĩake gĩtheru.