Zechariah 5:5-11 NIV

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.a1" And he added, "This is the iniquityb of the people throughout the land."

      References for Zechariah 5:6

        • 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.2

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

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          10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.
          11 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

          References for Zechariah 5:11

            • d 5:11 - Hebrew "Shinar"