Zechariah 5

The Flying Scroll

1Then I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold, there was a flying a  scroll. 2And he said to me, b  What do you see?” And I answered, “I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits and its width ten cubits.”
3Then he said to me, “This is the d  curse that is going forth over the face of the whole
Or earth
land; surely everyone who f  steals will be purged away according to
Lit it
the writing on one side, and everyone who h  swears will be purged away according to
Lit it
the writing on the other side.
4“I will j  make it go forth,” declares the  Lord of hosts, “and it will k  enter the house of the l  thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night within that house and m  consume it with its timber and stones.”

5Then n  the angel who was speaking with me went out and said to me, “Lift up now your eyes and see what this is going forth.” 6I said, “What is it?” And he said, “This is the
I.e. Approx one bu
,
p  ephah going forth.” Again he said, “This is their
Lit eye; some ancient versions read iniquity
appearance in all the
Or earth
land
7(and behold, a lead cover was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting inside the ephah.” 8Then he said, “This is s  Wickedness!” And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the lead weight on its
Lit mouth
opening.
9Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and there two women were coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a u  stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens. 10I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the ephah?” 11Then he said to me, “To build a
Lit house
temple for her in the land of w  Shinar; and when it is prepared, she will be set there on her own pedestal.”
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