Zechariah 5
Zechariah’s Sixth Vision
1I looked up again,#Literally “I did again, I lifted up my eyes” and I saw, and look!—a flying scroll! 2And he asked me, “What are you seeing?” And I said, “I am seeing a flying scroll twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide.”#That is, thirty feet by fifteen feet 3And he said to me, “This is the curse going out over the surface of the whole earth. For everyone who steals has gone unpunished#Many translations render this verb as “will be cut off” according to it, and likewise everyone who swears falsely has gone unpunished according to it. 4‘I have sent it out,’ declares#Literally “declaration of” Yahweh of hosts, ‘and it will go into the house of the thief and into the house of the one swearing falsely by my name,#Literally “by my name to lie” and it will spend the night in that#Hebrew “his” house and will destroy it, with its timber and its stone.’ ”
Zechariah’s Seventh Vision
5And the angel who was speaking to me went out, and he said to me, “Please look up!#Literally “Lift, please, your eyes!” See what this is going out.” 6And I asked, “What is it?” And he said, “This is a basket#Or “an ephah,” a measure of grain going out. And he said, “This is their iniquity#Hebrew “eye”; other ancient versions (LXX, Syriac) read “iniquity” throughout all the earth. 7And look, the lead cover was lifted and a woman was sitting inside the basket.#Or “ephah,” a measure of grain 8And he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he thrust her back down into the basket,#Or “ephah,” a measure of grain and threw the lead cover on top of it.#That is, on top of the “basket” or “ephah” 9And I looked up#Literally “lifted up my eyes” and saw, and look!—two women coming forward, and the wind was in their wings, and they had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket#Or “ephah,” a measure of grain between the earth and the sky.#Or “heaven” 10And I asked the angel who was talking to me, “Where are they taking the basket?”#Or “ephah,” a measure of grain 11And he said to me, “To build for it a house#Or “temple” in the land of Shinar,#That is, Babylon (Gen 11:2) and when it is put in place, it will be placed there on its site.”
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