Most Relevant Verses
"The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
"Behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when the city will be rebuilt for the LORD from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate.
Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man with a measuring line in his hand.
Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.
How the faithful city has become a harlot, She who was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, But now murderers.
Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill.
The LORD determined to destroy The wall of the daughter of Zion. He has stretched out a line, He has not restrained His hand from destroying, And He has caused rampart and wall to lament; They have languished together.
For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah, That they may dwell there and possess it.
"O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
"I will also turn My hand against you, And will smelt away your dross as with lye And will remove all your alloy.
A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, And a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; Moreover, he will seek justice And be prompt in righteousness.
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