Zechariah 2:5
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New International Version
And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,' declares the LORD, 'and I will be its glory within.'

King James Bible
For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.

Darby Bible Translation
and I, saith Jehovah, I will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.

World English Bible
For I,' says Yahweh, 'will be to her a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory in the midst of her.

Young's Literal Translation
And I -- I am to her -- an affirmation of Jehovah, A wall of fire round about, And for honour I am in her midst.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I-- will be unto her a wall of fire - Her safety shall consist in my defense. I shall be as fire round about her. No adversary shall be permitted to touch her. Much of this must refer to the New Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a wall.

Zechariah 9:8 And I will encamp about my house because of the army, because of him that passes by, and because of him that returns...

Psalm 46:7-11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah...

Psalm 48:3,12 God is known in her palaces for a refuge...

Isaiah 4:5 And the LORD will create on every dwelling place of mount Zion, and on her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day...

Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the middle of you.

Isaiah 26:1,2 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks...

Isaiah 33:21 But there the glorious LORD will be to us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars...

Isaiah 60:18,19 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation...

the glory.

Psalm 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

Isaiah 60:19 The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you...

Haggai 2:7-9 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, said the LORD of hosts...

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.

Revelation 21:10,11,23 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem...

Revelation 22:3-5 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him...

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The City Without Walls
'Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls.... For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.'--ZECHARIAH ii. 4, 5. Zechariah was the Prophet of the returning exiles, and his great work was to hearten them for their difficult task, with their small resources and their many foes, and to insist that the prime condition to success, on the part of that portion of the nation that had returned, was holiness. So his visions, of which
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Lord Reigneth
Hallelujah; for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth! T he book of the Revelation, being chiefly prophetical, will not, perhaps, be fully understood, till the final accomplishment of the events shall draw near, and throw a stronger light upon the whole series. But while the learned commentators have been, hitherto, divided and perplexed in their attempts to illustrate many parts of it, there are other parts well adapted for the instruction and refreshment of plain Christians. Particularly, those passages
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

This State of Prayer not one of Idleness, but of Noble Action, Wrought by the Spirit of God, and in Dependence Upon Him --The Communication Of
Some people, hearing of the prayer of silence, have wrongly imagined that the soul remains inactive, lifeless, and without movement. But the truth is, that its action is more noble and more extensive than it ever was before it entered this degree, since it is moved by God Himself, and acted upon by His Spirit. St Paul desires that we should be led by the Spirit of God (Rom. viii. 14). I do not say that there must be no action, but that we must act in dependence upon the divine movement. This
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

The Time of Trouble
"At that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book." Daniel 12:1. When the third angel's message closes, mercy no longer pleads for the guilty inhabitants of the earth. The people of God have accomplished their work. They have received "the latter
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Psalm 46:5
God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

Psalm 85:9
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.

Psalm 125:2
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.

Isaiah 4:5
Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy.

Isaiah 12:6
Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you."

Isaiah 26:1
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts.

Isaiah 31:9
Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at the sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic," declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

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