Zechariah 2:1
New International Version
Then I looked up, and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand.

New Living Translation
When I looked again, I saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

English Standard Version
And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand!

Berean Study Bible
Then I lifted up my eyes and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

New American Standard Bible
Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man with a measuring line in his hand.

King James Bible
I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Christian Standard Bible
I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Contemporary English Version
This time I saw someone holding a measuring line,

Good News Translation
In another vision I saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

International Standard Version
Then I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

NET Bible
I looked again, and there was a man with a measuring line in his hand.

New Heart English Bible
I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and look, a man with a measuring line in his hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

New American Standard 1977
Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

King James 2000 Bible
I lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

American King James Version
I lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

American Standard Version
And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I said to him, Whither goest thou? And he said to me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth of it, and what is the length of it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold a man, with a measuring line in his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

English Revised Version
And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
I lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

World English Bible
I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Young's Literal Translation
And I lift up mine eyes, and look, and lo, a man, and in his hand a measuring line.
Study Bible
The Vision of the Measuring Line
1Then I lifted up my eyes and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. 2“Where are you going?” I asked. “To measure Jerusalem,” he replied, “and to determine its width and length.”…
Cross References
Revelation 11:1
Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the number of worshipers there.

Jeremiah 31:39
The measuring line will once again stretch out straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn toward Goah.

Ezekiel 40:3
So He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze. He was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand.

Ezekiel 47:3
As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and led me through ankle-deep water.

Zechariah 1:16
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there My house will be rebuilt, declares the LORD of Hosts, and a measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem.'

Treasury of Scripture

I lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.

lifted.

Zechariah 1:18
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.

a man.

Zechariah 1:16
Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 40:3,5
And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate…

Ezekiel 47:4
Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.







Lexicon
Then I lifted
וָאֶשָּׂ֥א (wā·’eś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

up my eyes
עֵינַ֛י (‘ê·nay)
Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

and saw
וָאֵ֖רֶא (wā·’ê·re)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

a man
אִ֑ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

with a measuring
מִדָּֽה׃ (mid·dāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4060: Extension, height, breadth, a measure, a portion, a vestment, tribute

line
חֶ֥בֶל (ḥe·ḇel)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

in his hand.
וּבְיָד֖וֹ (ū·ḇə·yā·ḏōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
Verses 1-13. - § 5. The third vision: the man with the measuring line. Verse 1. - (Hebrews 2:5.) I lifted up mine eyes again (comp. Zechariah 5:1; Zechariah 6:1; Daniel 8:3). This third vision makes a further revelation of God's mercy to Israel. Consequent on the destruction of enemies shall be the growth and development of the chosen people till the time of their final glory (comp. Zechariah 1:16). There is some difficulty in arranging the details of this vision, depending in great measure on the decision we arrive at with regard to the identification of the "young man" of ver. 4. Those who, as Theodoret, Hitzig, Schegg, Trcehon, Wright, Perowne, etc., consider him to be the man with the measuring line of ver. 1, do not explain why the message should be given to him instead of to the prophet who had asked for information. Nor is it at all certain that the measurer is meant to be regarded as having made a mistake in attempting to define the limits of what was practically unlimited - viz. the restored Jerusalem - and was stopped accordingly in his proceedings. It seems preferable, with Jerome, Cornelius a Lapide, Pusey, Keil, Knabenbauer, etc., to regard the "young man" as Zechariah himself. Then the vision is thus presented: The prophet sees a man with a measuring line; he asks whither he is going, and is answered that he was going forth to measure Jerusalem. Upon this the interpreting angel leaves the prophet's side to receive the explanation of the man's proceedings, and is met by a superior angel, who bids him hasten to tell the prophet the meaning of the vision. A man. Probably an angel in human form, as Zechariah 1:8. A measuring line. This is not the same word as that in Zechariah 1:16; but the idea there proposed is taken up here, and its fulfilment is set forth (comp. Ezekiel 11:3; Revelation 11:1; Revelation 21:15, 16). 2:1-5 The Son of David, even the Man Christ Jesus, whom the prophet sees with a measuring line in his hand, is the Master-Builder of his church. God notices the extent of his church, and will take care that whatever number of guests are brought to the wedding-supper, there shall be room. This vision means well to Jerusalem. The walls of a city, as they defend it, so they straiten its inhabitants; but Jerusalem shall be extended as freely as if it had no walls at all, yet shall be as safe as if it had the strongest walls. In the church of God there yet is room for other multitudes, more than man can number. None shall be refused who trust in Christ; and He never shuts out from heaven one true member of the church on earth. God will be a Wall of fire round them, which can neither be broken through nor undermined, nor can it be assailed without danger to those who attack. This vision was to have its full accomplishment in the gospel church, which is extended by admitting the Gentiles into it; and which has the Son of God for its Prince and Protector; especially in the glorious times yet to come.
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