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

 
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5 Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, "Lift your eyes, 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 And I said, "What is it?" He said, "This is the ephah that goes forth." And he said, "This is their iniquity 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 And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the ephah! 7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
8 And he said, "This is Wickedness." And he thrust her back into the ephah, and thrust down the leaden weight upon 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 lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, two women coming forward! The wind was in their wings; they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah 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 Then I said to the angel who talked with me, "Where are they taking the ephah?" 10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
11 He said to me, "To the land of Shinar, to build a house for it; and when this is prepared, they will set the ephah down 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."