Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land ; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side.
Then 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."
I said, "What is it?" And he said, "This is the ephah going forth." Again he said, "This is their appearance in all the land
(and behold, a lead cover was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting inside the ephah."
Then he said, "This is Wickedness !" And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the lead weight on its opening.
'But now I will not treat the remnant of this people as in the former days,' declares the LORD of hosts.
'For there will be peace for the seed : the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce and the heavens will give their dew ; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these things.
Now this will be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem ; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.