Zechariah 5:5

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 is appearing.”

Zechariah 5:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
ESV
5 Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, "Lift your eyes and see what this is that is going out."
NLT
5 Then the angel who was talking with me came forward and said, “Look up and see what’s coming.”
MSG
5 The Messenger-Angel appeared and said, "Look up. Tell me what you see."
CSB
5 Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, "Look up and see what this is that is approaching."

Zechariah 5:5 Meaning and Commentary

Zechariah 5:5

Then the angel that talked with me went forth
From the place where he was, and had been interpreting the vision of the flying roll, unto another more convenient for showing and explaining the following one; and, as it should seem, took the prophet along with him: and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what [is] this
that goeth forth;
either out of the temple or out of heaven, into some open place, where it might be seen.

Zechariah 5:5 In-Context

3 And he said to me, “This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely will be banished.
4 The LORD Almighty declares, ‘I will send it out, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of anyone who swears falsely by my name. It will remain in that house and destroy it completely, both its timbers and its stones.’ ”
5 Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, “Look up and see what is appearing.”
6 I asked, “What is it?” He replied, “It is a basket.” And he added, “This is the iniquity of the people throughout the land.”
7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!