Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, "Lift your eyes, and see what this is that goes forth."
And I said, "What is it?" He said, "This is the ephah that goes forth." And he said, "This is their iniquity in all the land."
And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the ephah!
And he said, "This is Wickedness." And he thrust her back into the ephah, and thrust down the leaden weight upon its mouth.
Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, two women coming forward! The wind was in their wings; they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah between earth and heaven.
Then I said to the angel who talked with me, "Where are they taking the ephah?"
He said to me, "To the land of Shinar, to build a house for it; and when this is prepared, they will set the ephah down there on its base."
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)