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Zechariah 5 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I looked up again and saw a flying scroll. 1 I looked again--and there before me was a flying scroll!
2 The angel asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "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 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. 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 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.'" 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 who was talking with me came forward and said to me, "Look up and see what 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 "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." 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 raised, and there was a woman sitting inside the basket. 7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
8 The angel said, "The woman stands for wickedness." Then he pushed her back into the basket and put the lid back down. 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 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. 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 who was talking with me, "Where are they taking the basket?" 10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
11 "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." 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."