Zechariah 5:1-9 NIV

The Flying Scroll

1 I looked again--and there before me was a flying scroll!1

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2 He asked me, "What do you see?"2 I answered, "I see a flying scroll, thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide.a "

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    • a 5:2 - Hebrew "twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide" (about 9 meters long and 4.5 meters wide)
      3 And he said to me, "This is the curse3 that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief4 will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely5 will be banished.

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          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 falsely6 by my name. It will remain in his house and destroy it, both its timbers and its stones.7' "

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          The Woman in a Basket

          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."

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              6 I asked, "What is it?" He replied, "It is a measuring basket.b8" And he added, "This is the iniquityc of the people throughout the land."

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                • b 5:6 - Hebrew "an ephah"; also in verses 7-11
                • c 5:6 - Or "appearance"
                  7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
                  8 He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth.9

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                  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,10 and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.

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