2:6 “You there! 1 Flee from the northland!” says the Lord, “for like the four winds of heaven 2 I have scattered you,” says the Lord. 2:7 “Escape, Zion, you who live among the Babylonians!” 3 2:8 For the Lord who rules over all says to me that for his own glory 4 he has sent me to the nations that plundered you – for anyone who touches you touches the pupil 5 of his 6 eye. 2:9 “I am about to punish them 7 in such a way,” he says, “that they will be looted by their own slaves.” Then you will know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me.
2:10 “Sing out and be happy, Zion my daughter! 8 For look, I have come; I will settle in your midst,” says the Lord. 2:11 “Many nations will join themselves to the Lord on the day of salvation, 9 and they will also be my 10 people. Indeed, I will settle in the midst of you all.” Then you will know that the Lord who rules over all has sent me to you. 2:12 The Lord will take possession of 11 Judah as his portion in the holy land and he will choose Jerusalem once again. 2:13 Be silent in the Lord’s presence, all people everywhere, 12 for he is being moved to action in his holy dwelling place. 13