A Vision of a Flying Scroll
1Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a flying #Jer. 36:2, 28scroll! 2And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying #[See ver. 1 above]scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.”#5:2 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters 3Then he said to me, “This is #[Jer. 29:18; Ezek. 2:9, 10]; See Deut. 29:27 the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who #See Ex. 20:15 steals shall be cleaned out according to what is on one side, and everyone who #Ex. 20:7; [Eccles. 5:2]swears falsely#5:3 Hebrew lacks falsely (supplied from verse 4) shall be cleaned out according to what is on the other side. 4I will send it out, declares the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of #ch. 8:17; Lev. 19:12; Mal. 3:5 him who swears falsely by my name. And #Prov. 3:33 it shall remain in his house and #[Lev. 14:45]consume it, both timber and stones.”
A Vision of a Woman in a Basket
5 # ch. 1:9 Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, #[ver. 1, 9; ch. 6:1]“Lift your eyes and see what this is that is going out.” 6And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is #[Ezek. 45:11]the basket#5:6 Hebrew ephah; also verses 7–11. An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity#5:6 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts eye in all the land.” 7And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket! 8And he said, “This is Wickedness.” And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down #[See ver. 6 above]the leaden weight on its opening.
9Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, two women coming forward! #[Hos. 4:19]The wind was in their wings. They had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven. 10Then I said to the angel who talked with me, “Where are they taking the basket?” 11He said to me, “To the #See Gen. 11:2land of Shinar, to build a house for it. And when this is prepared, they will set the basket down there on its base.”