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

New Living Translation
Then I, myself, will be a protective wall of fire around Jerusalem, says the LORD. And I will be the glory inside the city!’”

English Standard Version
And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the LORD, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”

Berean Study Bible
For I will be a wall of fire around it, declares the LORD, and I will be the glory within it.’ ”

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.

New King James Version
For I,’ says the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
But I,’ declares the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire to her on all sides, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”

NASB 1995
‘For I,’ declares the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”

NASB 1977
‘For I,’ declares the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”

Amplified Bible
For I,’ declares the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire around her [protecting her from enemies], and I will be the glory in her midst.’”

Christian Standard Bible
The declaration of the LORD: “I myself will be a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The declaration of the LORD: “I will be a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it."”

American Standard Version
For I, saith Jehovah, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and I will be the glory in the midst of her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall be within her, says LORD JEHOVAH, like a wall of fire, and for glory I shall be within her

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will be to her, saith the Lord, a wall of fire round about, and I will be for a glory in the midst of her.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD himself has promised to be a protective wall of fire surrounding Jerusalem, and he will be its shining glory in the heart of the city."

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Good News Translation
The LORD has promised that he himself will be a wall of fire around the city to protect it and that he will live there in all his glory."

International Standard Version
I myself will be an encircling rampart of fire,' declares the LORD, 'and I will be the glory in her midst.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

Literal Standard Version
And I am to her—a declaration of YHWH—A wall of fire all around, And I am for glory in her midst.

New American Bible
I will be an encircling wall of fire for it—oracle of the LORD—and I will be the glory in its midst.”

NET Bible
But I (the LORD says) will be a wall of fire surrounding Jerusalem and the source of glory in her midst.'"

New Revised Standard Version
For I will be a wall of fire all around it, says the LORD, and I will be the glory within it.”

New Heart English Bible
For I,' says the LORD, 'will be to her a wall of fire around it, and I 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Vision of the Measuring Line
4and said to him, “Run and tell that young man: ‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the multitude of men and livestock within it. 5For I will be a wall of fire around it, declares the LORD, and I will be the glory within it.’”

Cross References
Psalm 46:5
God is within her; she will not be moved. God will help her when morning dawns.

Psalm 85:9
Surely His salvation is near to 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 her assemblies a cloud of smoke by day and a glowing flame of fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a canopy,

Isaiah 12:6
Cry out and sing, O citizen of Zion, for great among you is the Holy One of Israel."

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

Isaiah 31:9
Their rock will pass away for fear, and their princes will panic at the sight of the battle standard," declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem.


Treasury of Scripture

For I, said the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the middle of her.

a wall.

Zechariah 9:8
And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes.

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…

the glory.

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

Isaiah 60:19
The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

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, saith the LORD of hosts…











Verse 5. - A wall of fire. She will not need walls. God will be her protection, not only defending her from attack, but consuming the enemy who may presume to assault her (comp. Deuteronomy 4:24; Psalm 68:2). The glory; εἰς δόξαν ἔσομαι (Septuagint). God will make his glory conspicuous by the mighty deeds he will do in Jerusalem and the providential care he will take of her. He shall be known to be dwelling there, as he revealed his presence by the pillar of fire and the Shechinah (comp. Isaiah 60:1, 2, 19).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For I
וַאֲנִ֤י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

will be
אֶֽהְיֶה־ (’eh·yeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a wall
ח֥וֹמַת (ḥō·w·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2346: A wall of protection

of fire
אֵ֖שׁ (’êš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire

around it,
סָבִ֑יב (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

and I will be
אֶֽהְיֶ֥ה (’eh·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the glory
וּלְכָב֖וֹד (ū·lə·ḵā·ḇō·wḏ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

within it.’”
בְתוֹכָֽהּ׃ (ḇə·ṯō·w·ḵāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre


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