I looked up again and saw a flying scroll.
The angel asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a flying scroll, thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide."
And he said to me, "This is the curse that will go all over the land. One side says every thief will be taken away. The other side says everyone who makes false promises will be taken away.
The Lord All-Powerful says, 'I will send it to the houses of thieves and to those who use my name to make false promises. The scroll will stay in that person's house and destroy it with its wood and stones.'"
Then the angel who was talking with me came forward and said to me, "Look up and see what is going out."
"What is it?" I asked. He answered, "It is a measuring basket going out." He also said, "It is a symbol of the people's sins in all the land."
Then the lid made of lead was raised, and there was a woman sitting inside the basket.
The angel said, "The woman stands for wickedness." Then he pushed her back into the basket and put the lid back down.
Then I looked up and saw two women going out with the wind in their wings. Their wings were like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and the sky.
I asked the angel who was talking with me, "Where are they taking the basket?"
"They are going to Babylonia to build a temple for it," he answered. "When the temple is ready, they will set the basket there in its place."