Zechariah 5 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Again I raised my eyes, and I saw in front of me a flying scroll. 1 I looked again--and there before me was 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. 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 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. 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 '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.'" 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 Then the angel speaking with me went forward and said to me, "Now raise your eyes, and see what this thing is, passing by." 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 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." 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 Next I saw a lead disc lifted up to reveal a woman sitting in the eifah. 7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
8 He said, "This is Evil." He threw her down into the eifah and pressed the lead weight over its opening. 8 He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth.
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. 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 I asked the angel speaking with me, "Where are they taking the eifah?" 10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
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." 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."