Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, "Look up and see what this is that is coming out."
I said, "What is it?" He said, "This is a basket a coming out." And he said, "This is their iniquity b in all the land."
Then a leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket! c8
And he said, "This is Wickedness." So he thrust her back into the basket, d and pressed the leaden weight down on its mouth.
Then I looked up and saw two women coming forward. The wind was in their wings; they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket e between earth and sky.
Then I said to the angel who talked with me, "Where are they taking the basket?" f11
He said to me, "To the land of Shinar, to build a house for it; and when this is prepared, they will set the basket g down there on its base."
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