“And he brought mee thither, and behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brasse, with a line of flaxe in his hand, & a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
40:3 A man - The same no doubt that appeared to the prophet, chap.#1:26|, whose name is the branch, and who builds the temple, #Zech 6:12|,13, whose colour was like burnished brass; #Rev 1:15|, which speaks glory and strength. A line - A plumb - line, a mason's line to discover the rectitude of the building, or its defects. In the gate - In the north gate, next toward the east.