In his third vision, Zechariah sees a surveyor who is about to mark out the boundaries of Jerusalem to prepare for rebuilding the city’s walls.
Zechariah urges the Hebrew exiles to flee Babylonia because God will judge the nations that plundered Jerusalem.
The Bible Says Commentary on the Book of Zechariah
Zechariah 2 contains the prophet’s third vision followed by words of exhortation. In his vision, Zechariah sees a surveyor who is about to mark out Jerusalem’s boundaries in preparation for rebuilding the city’s walls. However, an angel tells the surveyor not to measure the city because in the future it will not need any walls since the LORD will protect it.
After the vision, Zechariah urges the Judeans still in Babylonia to leave immediately because the LORD will judge Babylonia and the other nations that oppressed His covenant people. The prophet also informs the Judeans that one day the LORD will restore them to their homeland and dwell among them. At that time, other people groups will accept the LORD as their God, but the Judeans will still occupy a prominent position. The chapter’s outline is as follows: