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.”6 And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket[a] that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity[b] in all the land.”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.
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.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.”
Zechariah 5:6Hebrew ephah; also verses 7–11. An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters
Zechariah 5:6One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts eye
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