Zechariah 5 (Complete Jewish Bible)

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1 Again I raised my eyes, and I saw in front of me a flying scroll. 2 He said to me, "What do you see?" I replied, "I see a flying scroll thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide. 3 Then he said to me, "This is the curse that goes out over the face of all the land; for [according to what is written] on one side, everyone who steals will be swept away; and [according to what is written] on the other side, everyone who swears will be swept away. 4 'I will release it,' says ADONAI-Tzva'ot, 'and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of anyone who swears falsely by my name; it will stay there inside the house and consume it completely, even its timbers and stones.'" 5 Then the angel speaking with me went forward and said to me, "Now raise your eyes, and see what this thing is, passing by." 6 I asked, "What is it?" He said, "This is the eifah-measure [a one-bushel dry-measure] passing by." Then he added, "This is their eye in all the land." 7 Next I saw a lead disc lifted up to reveal a woman sitting in the eifah. 8 He said, "This is Evil." He threw her down into the eifah and pressed the lead weight over its opening. 9 I raised my eyes and saw two women coming with the wind in their wings; for they had wings like those of a stork. They lifted the eifah up between the earth and the sky. 10 I asked the angel speaking with me, "Where are they taking the eifah?" 11 He answered me, "To build it a shrine in the land of Shin'ar. When it's ready, [the eifah] will be set down there on its base."
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