A Vision of a Flying Scroll1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a flying a scroll! 2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying b scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.” ▼
▼ A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters3 Then he said to me, “This is d the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who e steals shall be cleaned out according to what is on one side, and everyone who f swears falsely ▼
▼ Hebrew lacks falsely (supplied from verse 4)shall be cleaned out according to what is on the other side. 4 I will send it out, declares the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of h him who swears falsely by my name. And i it shall remain in his house and j consume it, both timber and stones.”
A Vision of a Woman in a Basket5 k Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, l “Lift your eyes and see what this is that is going out.” 6 And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is m the basket ▼
▼ Hebrew ephah; also verses 7–11. An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 litersthat is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity ▼
▼ One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts eyein all the land.” 7 And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket! 8 And he said, “This is Wickedness.” And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down p the leaden weight on its opening. 9 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, two women coming forward! q 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. 10 Then I said to the angel who talked with me, “Where are they taking the basket?” 11 He said to me, “To the r land of Shinar, to build a house for it. And when this is prepared, they will set the basket down there on its base.”
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