New International Version
Then I looked up, and there before me 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A man with a measuring-line in his hand - Probably a representation of Nehemiah, who got a commission from Artaxerxes Longimanus to build up the walls of Jerusalem; for hitherto it had remained without being enclosed.
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'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 …
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The Time of Trouble
I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers.
The measuring line will stretch from there straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah.
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.
As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and then led me through water that was ankle-deep.
"Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem,' declares the LORD Almighty.
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