Zechariah 5 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then again lifting up my eyes I saw a roll in flight through the air. 1 I looked again--and there before me was a flying scroll!
2 And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, A roll going through the air; it is twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide. 2 He asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a flying scroll, thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide. "
3 Then he said to me, This is the curse which goes out over the face of all the land: for long enough has every thief gone without punishment, and long enough has every taker of false oaths gone without punishment. 3 And he said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely will be banished.
4 And I will send it out, says the Lord of armies, and it will go into the house of the thief and into the house of him who takes a false oath by my name: and it will be in his house, causing its complete destruction, with its woodwork and its stones. 4 The LORD Almighty declares, 'I will send it out, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of him who swears falsely by my name. It will remain in his house and destroy it, both its timbers and its stones.' "
5 And the angel who was talking to me went out and said to me, Let your eyes be lifted up now, and see the ephah which is going out. 5 Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, "Look up and see what this is that is appearing."
6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah which is going out. And he said further, This is their evil-doing in all the land. 6 I asked, "What is it?" He replied, "It is a measuring basket." And he added, "This is the iniquity of the people throughout the land."
7 And I saw a round cover of lead lifted up; and a woman was seated in the middle of the ephah. 7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
8 And he said, This is Sin; and pushing her down into the ephah, he put the weight of lead on the mouth of it. 8 He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth.
9 And lifting up my eyes I saw two women coming out, and the wind was in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they took the ephah, lifting it up between earth and heaven. 9 Then I looked up--and there before me were two women, with the wind in their wings! They had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.
10 And I said to the angel who was talking to me, Where are they taking the ephah? 10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
11 And he said to me, To make a house for her in the land of Shinar: and they will make a place ready, and put her there in the place which is hers. 11 He replied, "To the country of Babylonia to build a house for it. When it is ready, the basket will be set there in its place."