Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, "Look up and see what this is that is approaching."
So I asked, "What is it?" He responded, "It's a measuring basketa that is approaching." And he continued, "This is their iniquityb in all the land."
Then a lead cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting inside the basket.
"This is Wickedness," he said. He shoved her down into the basket and pushed the lead weight over its opening.
Then I looked up and saw two women approaching with the wind in their wings. Their wings were like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and sky.
So I asked the angel who was speaking with me, "Where are they taking the basket?"
"To build a shrine for it in the land of Shinar,"c he told me. "When that is ready, [the basket] will be placed there on its pedestal."