The Vision of the Flying Sickle1And I turned, and I lifted my eyes, and I saw, and behold, a sickle flying. 2And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I see a sickle flying, the length -- [2cubits 1twenty], and the width -- [2cubits 1ten]. 3And he said to me, This is the curse, the one going forth upon the face of all the earth; for every thief of this one side [2unto 3death 1shall be punished], and every perjurer of this other side [2unto 3death 1shall be punished]. 4And I will bring it forth, says the lord almighty, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of the one swearing an oath by my name for a lie; and it shall rest in the midst of his house, and it shall finish it off entirely, even its wood and its stones.
The Measure Basket and the Woman5And came forth the angel, the one speaking to me, and he said to me, Look up with your eyes, and behold what this going forth is! 6And I said, What is it? And he said, This is the measure basket going forth. And he said, This is their iniquity in all the earth. 7And behold, a talent of lead was being lifted away; and behold, [2woman 1one] sat down in the midst of the measure basket. 8And he said, This is lawlessness. And he tossed it into the midst of the measure basket, and he tossed the stone of lead into her mouth. 9And I lifted my eyes, and I saw, and behold, two women going forth, and the wind was in their wings, and these had wings as wings of the hoopoe bird; and they took up the measure basket between the earth and the heaven. 10And I said to the angel, the one speaking with me, Where are these carrying the measure basket? 11And he said to me, They build for it a house in the land of Babylon, and to prepare. And they shall put it there upon its preparation place.
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