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Zechariah 5 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I looked up again and saw - surprise! - a book on the wing! A book flying! 1 I looked again--and there before me was a flying scroll!
2 The Messenger-Angel said to me, "What do you see now?" I said, "I see a book flying, a huge book - thirty feet long and fifteen wide!" 2 He asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a flying scroll, thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide. "
3 He told me, "This book is the verdict going out worldwide against thieves and liars. The first half of the book disposes of everyone who steals; the second half takes care of everyone who lies. 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 launched it" - Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies - "and so it will fly into the house of every thief and every liar. It will land in each house and tear it down, timbers and stones." Seventh Vision: A Woman in a Basket 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 The Messenger-Angel appeared and said, "Look up. Tell me what you see." 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 said, "What in the world is that?" He said, "This is a bushel basket on a journey. It holds the sin of everyone, everywhere." 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 Then the lid made of lead was removed from the basket - and there was a woman sitting in it! 7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
8 He said, "This is Miss Wicked." He pushed her back down into the basket and clamped the lead lid over her. 8 He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth.
9 Then I looked up and to my surprise saw two women flying. On outstretched wings they airlifted the bushel basket into 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 said to the Messenger-Angel, "Where are they taking the bushel basket?" 10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
11 He said, "East to the land of Shinar. They will build a garage to house it. When it's finished, the basket will be stored there." 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."