New International Version
The measuring line will stretch from there straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah.
King James Bible
And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.
Darby Bible Translation
And the measuring line shall yet go forth before it unto the hill Gareb, and shall turn toward Goath.
World English Bible
The measuring line shall go out further straight onward to the hill Gareb, and shall turn about to Goah.
Young's Literal Translation
And gone out again hath the measuring line Over-against it, unto the height of Gareb, And it hath compassed to Goah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Upon the hill Gareb - Gareb and Goath are out of the limits of this city. The latter is supposed to be Golgotha; that is, the heap of Gotha, which, being the place where our Lord was crucified, was without the city. These hills were a little to the north-west of the old city walls: but are destined to be within the new city. See Dr. Blayney on all these verses.
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'If those ordinances depart from before Me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me for ever.'--JER. xxxi. 36. This is the seal of the new covenant, which is to be made in days future to the prophet and his contemporaries, with the house of Israel and of Judah. That new covenant is referred to in Hebrews as the fundamental law of Christ's kingdom. Therefore we have the right to take to ourselves the promises which it contains, and to think of 'the house …
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"Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem,' declares the LORD Almighty.
Then I looked up, and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand.
I asked, "Where are you going?" He answered me, "To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is."
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