The angel who was speaking with me came forward. He said, "Look up, and see what's coming."
"What is it?" I asked. "A basket is coming," he said. Then he added, "This is what the people's sins look like all over the earth."
A lead cover [on the basket] was raised, and a woman was sitting in the basket.
The angel said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and forced the lead cover down on top of it.
I looked up and saw two women coming forward with wind in their wings. They had wings like those of a stork. They carried the basket into the sky.
I asked the angel who was speaking with me, "Where are they taking the basket?"
He answered me, "They are going to build a house for it in Shinar [Babylonia]. When the house is ready, they will set the basket there on a stand."