Zechariah 5 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then I turned and raised my eyes, and saw there a flying scroll. 1 I looked again--and there before me was a flying scroll!
2 And he said to me, "What do you see?" So I answered, "I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits." 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 the whole earth: 'Every thief shall be expelled,' according to this side of the scroll; and, 'Every perjurer shall be expelled,' according to that side of it." 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 send out the curse," says the Lord of hosts; "It shall enter the house of the thief And the house of the one who swears falsely by My name. It shall remain in the midst of his house And consume it, with its timber 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 talked with me came out and said to me, "Lift your eyes now, and see what this is that goes forth." 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 So I asked, "What is it?" And he said, "It is a basket that is going forth." He also said, "This is their resemblance throughout the earth: 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 Here is a lead disc lifted up, and this is a woman sitting inside the basket"; 7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
8 then he said, "This is Wickedness!" And he thrust her down into the basket, and threw the lead cover over its mouth. 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 raised my eyes and looked, and there were two women, coming with the wind in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket 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 So I said to the angel who talked with me, "Where are they carrying the basket?" 10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
11 And he said to me, "To build a house for it in the land of Shinar; when it is ready, the basket will be set 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."