Then (A)the angel who had been speaking with me went out and said to me, “Now raise your eyes and see what this is that is going forth.” And I said, “What is it?” Then he said, “This is the [a](B)ephah going forth.” Again he said, “This is their [b]appearance in all the [c]land. And behold, a lead cover was lifted up.” He continued, “And this is a woman sitting inside the ephah.” Then he said, “This is (C)Wickedness!” And he thrust her into the middle of the ephah and threw the lead weight on its [d]opening. Then I raised my eyes and looked, and there two women were coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of the (D)stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens. 10 So I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the ephah?” 11 Then he said to me, “To build a [e]temple for her in the land of (E)Shinar; and when it is prepared, she will be set there on her own pedestal.”

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  1. Zechariah 5:6 I.e., a measuring basket, about 1 cubic foot or 0.03 cubic meters, and so throughout the ch
  2. Zechariah 5:6 Lit eye; some ancient versions wrongdoing
  3. Zechariah 5:6 Or earth
  4. Zechariah 5:8 Lit mouth
  5. Zechariah 5:11 Lit house

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