Zechariah 2:1-8

New International Version (NIV)

A Man With a Measuring Line

Then I looked up, and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand. I asked, “Where are you going?”He answered me, “To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is.”While the angel who was speaking to me was leaving, another angel came to meet himand said to him: “Run, tell that young man, ‘Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of people and animals in it. And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.’“Come! Come! Flee from the land of the north,” declares the Lord, “for I have scattered you to the four winds of heaven,” declares the Lord.“Come, Zion! Escape, you who live in Daughter Babylon!” For this is what the LordAlmighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye

Deuteronomy 32:9-10

New International Version (NIV)

For the Lord’s portion is his people,
Jacob his allotted inheritance.

10 In a desert land he found him,

in a barren and howling waste.

He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye,

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