Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, "Look up and see what this is that is appearing."
I asked, "What is it?" He replied, "It is a measuring basket.a1" And he added, "This is the iniquityb of the people throughout the land."
Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth.29
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,3 and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.
"Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
He replied, "To the country of Babyloniac4 to build a house5 for it. When it is ready, the basket will be set there in its place."6