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Zechariah 5

New Int. Readers Version

1 I looked up again and saw a flying scroll. 2 “What do you see?” the angel asked me. “A flying scroll,” I replied. “It's 30 feet long and 15 feet wide.” 3 He said to me, “A curse sent by the Lord is written on it. It is going out over the whole land. Every thief will be driven out of the land. That is what it says on one side of the scroll. Everyone who lies when taking an oath to tell the truth will also be driven out. That is what it says on the other side. 4 The Lord who rules over all announces, ‘I will send the curse out. It will enter the house of the thief. It will also enter the house of anyone who lies when taking an oath in my name. It will remain in that house and destroy it. It will pull down its beams and stones.’ ” 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.”

Zechariah 5

English Standard Version

1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a flying scroll! (Jer 36:2; Jer 36:28) 2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.”[1] (Zec 5:1) 3 Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who steals shall be cleaned out according to what is on one side, and everyone who swears falsely[2] shall be cleaned out according to what is on the other side. (Ex 20:7; Ex 20:15; De 29:27; Ec 5:2; Jer 29:18; Eze 2:9) 4 I will send it out, declares the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of him who swears falsely by my name. And it shall remain in his house and consume it, both timber and stones.” (Le 14:45; Le 19:12; Pr 3:33; Zec 8:17; Mal 3:5) 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.” (Zec 1:9; Zec 5:1; Zec 5:9; Zec 6:1) 6 And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket[3] that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity[4] in all the land.” (Eze 45:11) 7 And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket! 8 And he said, “This is Wickedness.” And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening. (Zec 5:6) 9 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, two women coming forward! The wind was in their wings. They had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven. (Ho 4:19) 10 Then I said to the angel who talked with me, “Where are they taking the basket?” 11 He said to me, “To the land of Shinar, to build a house for it. And when this is prepared, they will set the basket down there on its base.” (Ge 11:2)