Then the angel who was talking with me came forward and said, "Look up! Something is appearing in the sky."
"What is it?" I asked. He replied, "It is a basket for measuring grain, a and it is filled with the sins b of everyone throughout the land."
When the heavy lead cover was lifted off the basket, there was a woman sitting inside it.
The angel said, "The woman's name is Wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and closed the heavy lid again.
Then I looked up and saw two women flying toward us, with wings gliding on the wind. Their wings were like those of a stork, and they picked up the basket and flew with it into the sky.
"Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel.
He replied, "To the land of Babylonia, c where they will build a temple for the basket. And when the temple is ready, they will set the basket there on its pedestal."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)