SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:1 Â¶ Alcé después mis ojos, y miré y he aquí un varón que tenía en su mano un cordel de medir.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Zechariah 2:1 Verse 1. 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.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked , etc.] And saw a third vision; which, as Kimchi owns, refers to the times of the Messiah; though it might be of use to the Jews then present, to encourage them to expect the rebuilding of Jerusalem, in a literal sense: and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand : by whom is meant, not Nehemiah, nor Zerubbabel; (see Zechariah 4:10) who were concerned in the building of Jerusalem; nor any mere man, nor even a created angel; for, though he may be the same with the other angel, that did not talk with the prophet, ( Zechariah 2:3) as Kimchi observes; seeing he seems to be superior to him that did; yet not a ministering spirit, but the Messiah, who in this book is often spoken of as a man; (see Gill on “ Zechariah 1:8”) and by “the measuring line in his hand” may be meant eternal predestination, the Lamb’s book of life, which is in his keeping; and is the measure and rule by which he proceeds in the calling, justification, and glorification of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven; or the Scriptures of truth, the measure and rule of doctrine, discipline, worship, and conversation; and according to which Christ forms, constitutes, and regulates Gospel churches; (see Ezekiel 40:3 Revelation 11:1).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-5 - The Son of David, even the Man Christ Jesus, whom the prophet sees with a measuring line in his hand, is the Master-Builder of his church. God notices the extent of his church, and will take care that whateve number of guests are brought to the wedding-supper, there shall be room. This vision means well to Jerusalem. The walls of a city, as the defend it, so they straiten its inhabitants; but Jerusalem shall be extended as freely as if it had no walls at all, yet shall be as saf as if it had the strongest walls. In the church of God there yet in room for other multitudes, more than man can number. None shall be refused who trust in Christ; and He never shuts out from heaven on true member of the church on earth. God will be a Wall of fire roun them, which can neither be broken through nor undermined, nor can it be assailed without danger to those who attack. This vision was to have its full accomplishment in the gospel church, which is extended by admitting the Gentiles into it; and which has the Son of God for it Prince and Protector; especially in the glorious times yet to come.
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