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Zechariah 5:5-11 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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."