A Vision of a Woman in a Basket

5 Then the angel who was talking with me came forward. He said to me, "Look at what is coming."
6 "What is it?" I asked. "A measuring basket," he replied. "The sins of the people all through the land are in it."
7 Then the basket's cover was lifted up. It was made out of lead. A woman was sitting in the basket!
8 The angel said, "She stands for everything that is evil." Then he pushed her down into the basket. He put the lead cover back over its opening.
9 I looked up and saw two other women. They had wings like the wings of a stork. A wind sent by the LORD carried them along. They lifted the basket up between heaven and earth.
10 "Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel.
11 He replied, "To the country of Babylonia. A temple will be built for it. When the temple is ready, the basket will be set there in its place."