0 SAB Zechariah 5



A flying scroll

1Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.

I saw a flying scroll.

2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.

An angel said to me, "What do you see?"

I said, "I see a flying scroll, 20 cubits long and 10 cubits wide." [1]

3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.

He said to me,

This is a curse over the whole earth.

4I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

God said,

I'm bringing this curse to the house of every thief and liar.

The curse will burn its wood and stones.

Three women and a basket

5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.

Then the angel said to me,

What do you see now?

6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.

I said, "What is it?"

He said, "It's a basket."

7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

The basket had a heavy lead lid,

with a woman sitting inside.

8And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

The angel said,

This is wickedness. [2]

And he closed the basket's lead lid on the woman's mouth.

9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.

Then two women with stork-like wings lifted up the basket. [3]

10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?

I asked the angel,

Where are they taking the basket?

11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.

The angel said,

To build a house in Shinar.


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