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A vision signifying the prosperous state of Jerusalem, ver. 1 - 5.
An exhortation to the Jews, to hasten into their own land,
ver. 6 - 9.
Encouragement to them that were returned, and advice to wait
patiently for God, ver. 10 - 13.
1: With a line - Ready and prepared to lay out the platform of
2: To measure - To take the exact dimensions of it, that it may
answer God's promise, and be capable to receive its inhabitants.
Jerusalem - The city which was to be built hereafter.
3: The angel - Christ, who had so long talked with Zechariah.
Went forth - From the midst of the myrtle - trees.
4: And he said - Christ to that angel who came to meet him.
Run - Hasten and tell Zechariah. As towns - The suburbs of it shall
be as towns unwalled, for extent and for safety.
5: The glory - My presence and favour shall make her glorious.
6: Ho, ho - Ye sleepy Jews. Come forth - Come out from
your prisons. Flee - Make all the haste you can.
From the land - Babylon, which lay north of Canaan.
For I have spread you abroad - As I executed my threats in
scattering you, so I will perform my promise, and gather you.
7: Deliver thyself - Accept of thy deliverance.
8: After the glory - After that he is become your glory, I am to
avenge you of your enemies.
9: Upon them - Against the nation that doth violence to my people.
Unto their servants - Unto the Jews, who were first spoiled by, and
then made servants to them. Hath sent me - To inform them of my
10: I come - To execute judgments on thine adversaries, and to
compleat thy deliverance and salvation. I will dwell - This was
fulfilled in part to the Jews, but more fully to the gospel church.
11: Shall be joined - Shall worship the God of Israel.
In that day - When Christ shall come in the flesh, and take down
the partition wall. Sent me - The Messiah.
12: Shall inherit - Claim, recover, possess, and delight in, as a man
doth in his paternal inheritance.
13: Be silent - Reverence and adore God, and expect the
accomplishment of his word. All flesh - Both Jew and Gentile.
He is raised up - God is on this work already, and he will not
sit down again, 'till he has accomplished his whole work.