Then the messenger speaking with me came forward and said, "Look up and see what's approaching."
I said, "What's this?" He said, "This is the basketa that is going out. This is how it appearsb throughout the entire land."c7
Then a lead cover was lifted, showing a woman sitting in the middle of the basket.
He said, "This is wickedness." He shoved her back into the basket, and he put the lead stone over its opening.
I looked up again and saw two women going out. There was a wind in their wings; their wings were like the wings of a stork. They carried the basket between the earth and the sky.
I said to the messenger speaking with me, "Where are they taking the basket?"
He said to me, "To build a house for it in the land of Shinar. It will be firmly placed there on its base."