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Chapter 2

2:1 And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.

2:2 And I said unto the angel that spoke with me: 'What are these?' And he said unto me: 'These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.'

2:3 And the Lord showed me four craftsmen.

2:4 Then said I: 'What come these to do?' And he spoke, saying: 'These--the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head--these then are come to frighten them, to cast down the horns of the nations, which lifted up their horn against the land of Judah to scatter it.'

2:5 And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

2:6 Then said I: 'Whither goest thou?' And he said unto me: 'To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.'

2:7 And, behold, the angel that spoke with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,

2:8 and said unto him: 'Run, speak to this young man, saying: 'Jerusalem shall be inhabited without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein.

2:9 For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and I will be the glory in the midst of her.

2:10 Ho, ho, flee then from the land of the north, saith the Lord; for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord.

2:11 Ho, Zion, escape, thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.'

2:12 For thus saith the Lord of hosts who sent me after glory unto the nations which spoiled you: 'Surely, he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.

2:13 For, behold, I will shake My hand over them, and they shall be a spoil to those that served them'; and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me.

2:14 'Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord.

2:15 And many nations shall join themselves to the Lord in that day, and shall be My people, and I will dwell in the midst of thee'; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

2:16 And the Lord shall inherit Judah as His portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

2:17 Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord; for He is aroused out of His holy habitation.

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