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Again I raised my eyes, and I saw in front of me a flying scroll. He said to me, “What do you see?” I replied, “I see a flying scroll thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide. Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of all the land; for [according to what is written] on one side, everyone who steals will be swept away; and [according to what is written] on the other side, everyone who swears will be swept away. ‘I will release it,’ says Adonai-Tzva’ot, ‘and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of anyone who swears falsely by my name; it will stay there inside the house and consume it completely, even its timbers and stones.’”

Then the angel speaking with me went forward and said to me, “Now raise your eyes, and see what this thing is, passing by.” I asked, “What is it?” He said, “This is the eifah-measure [a one-bushel dry-measure] passing by.” Then he added, “This is their eye in all the land.” Next I saw a lead disc lifted up to reveal a woman sitting in the eifah. He said, “This is Evil.” He threw her down into the eifah and pressed the lead weight over its opening. I raised my eyes and saw two women coming with the wind in their wings; for they had wings like those of a stork. They lifted the eifah up between the earth and the sky. 10 I asked the angel speaking with me, “Where are they taking the eifah?” 11 He answered me, “To build it a shrine in the land of Shin‘ar. When it’s ready, [the eifah] will be set down there on its base.”

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