Zechariah 5 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I looked again, and this time I saw a scroll flying through the air. 1 I looked again--and there before me was a flying scroll!
2 The angel asked me what I saw. I answered, "A scroll flying through the air; it is 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, "On it is written the curse that is to go out over the whole land. On one side of the scroll it says that every thief will be removed from the land; and on the other side it says that everyone who tells lies under oath will also 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 Almighty says that he will send this curse out, and it will enter the house of every thief and the house of everyone who tells lies under oath. It will remain in their houses and leave them in ruins." 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 angel appeared again and said, "Look! Something else is coming!" 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 replied, "It is a basket, and it stands for the sin of the whole 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 The basket had a lid made of lead. As I watched, the lid was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman! 7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
8 The angel said, "This represents wickedness." Then he pushed her down 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 I looked up and saw two women flying toward me with powerful wings like those of a stork. They picked up the basket and flew off with it. 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, "Where are they taking it?" 10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
11 He answered, "To Babylonia, where they will build a temple for it. When the temple is finished, the basket will be placed there to be worshiped." 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."