The Book of Zechariah
1 – And I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold a man, with a measuring line in his hand.
2 – And I said: Whither goest thou? and he said to me: To measure Jerusalem, and to see how great is the breadth thereof, and how great the length thereof.
3 – And behold the angel that spoke in me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him.
4 – And he said to him: Run, speak to this young man, saying: Jerusalem shall be inhabited without walls, by reason of the multitude of men, and of the beasts in the midst thereof.
5 – And I will be to it, saith the Lord, a wall of fire round about: and I will be in glory in the midst thereof.
6 – O, O flee ye out of the land of the north, saith the Lord, for I have scattered you into the four winds of heaven, saith the Lord.
7 – O Sion, flee, thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon:
8 – For thus saith the Lord of hosts: After the glory he hath sent me to the nations that have robbed you: for he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of my eye:
9 – For behold I lift up my hand upon them, and they shall be a prey to those that served them: and you shall know that the Lord of hosts sent me.
10 – Sing praise, and rejoice, O daughter of Sion: for behold I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee: saith the Lord.
11 – And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they 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 to thee.
12 – And the Lord shall possess Juda his portion in the sanctified land: and he shall yet choose Jerusalem.
13 – Let all flesh be silent at the presence of the Lord: for he is risen up out of his .holy habitation.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.