ZECHARIAH 2:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Zechariah 2:1 Translation & Meaning

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I lifted up וָאֶשָּׂ֥א To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative lifted up
mine eyes עֵינַ֛י An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
again, and looked, וָאֵ֖רֶא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) again looked
and behold וְהִנֵּה Lo! behold
a man אִ֑ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
with a measuring מִדָּֽה׃ Properly, extension, i.e., height or breadth; also a measure (including its standard); hence a portion (as measured) or a vestment measuring
line חֶ֥בֶל A rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication, a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively, a company (as if tied together) line
in his hand. וּבְיָד֖וֹ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand

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

  • 2  Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.

  • 3  And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,




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