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Zechariah’s Sixth Vision

I looked up again,[a] and I saw, and look!—a flying scroll! And he asked me, “What are you seeing?” And I said, “I am seeing a flying scroll twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide.”[b] And he said to me, “This is the curse going out over the surface of the whole earth. For everyone who steals has gone unpunished[c] according to it, and likewise everyone who swears falsely has gone unpunished according to it. ‘I have sent it out,’ declares[d] Yahweh of hosts, ‘and it will go into the house of the thief and into the house of the one swearing falsely by my name,[e] and it will spend the night in that[f] house and will destroy it, with its timber and its stone.’”

Zechariah’s Seventh Vision

And the angel who was speaking to me went out, and he said to me, “Please look up![g] See what this is going out.” And I asked, “What is it?” And he said, “This is a basket[h] going out. And he said, “This is their iniquity[i] throughout all the earth. And look, the lead cover was lifted and a woman was sitting inside the basket.[j] And he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he thrust her back down into the basket,[k] and threw the lead cover on top of it.[l] And I looked up[m] and saw, and look!—two women coming forward, and the wind was in their wings, and they had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket[n] between the earth and the sky.[o] 10 And I asked the angel who was talking to me, “Where are they taking the basket?”[p] 11 And he said to me, “To build for it a house[q] in the land of Shinar,[r] and when it is put in place, it will be placed there on its site.”


  1. Zechariah 5:1 Literally “I did again, I lifted up my eyes”
  2. Zechariah 5:2 That is, thirty feet by fifteen feet
  3. Zechariah 5:3 Many translations render this verb as “will be cut off”
  4. Zechariah 5:4 Literally “declaration of”
  5. Zechariah 5:4 Literally “by my name to lie”
  6. Zechariah 5:4 Hebrew “his”
  7. Zechariah 5:5 Literally “Lift, please, your eyes!”
  8. Zechariah 5:6 Or “an ephah,” a measure of grain
  9. Zechariah 5:6 Hebrew “eye”; other ancient versions (LXX, Syriac) read “iniquity”
  10. Zechariah 5:7 Or “ephah,” a measure of grain
  11. Zechariah 5:8 Or “ephah,” a measure of grain
  12. Zechariah 5:8 That is, on top of the “basket” or “ephah”
  13. Zechariah 5:9 Literally “lifted up my eyes”
  14. Zechariah 5:9 Or “ephah,” a measure of grain
  15. Zechariah 5:9 Or “heaven”
  16. Zechariah 5:10 Or “ephah,” a measure of grain
  17. Zechariah 5:11 Or “temple”
  18. Zechariah 5:11 That is, Babylon (Gen 11:2)