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Zechariah 5:5-11 World English Bible (WEB)

Then the angel who talked with me came forward, and said to me, “Lift up now your eyes, and see what is this that is appearing.”

I said, “What is it?”

He said, “This is the ephah[a] basket that is appearing.” He said moreover, “This is their appearance in all the land (and behold, a talent[b] of lead was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting in the middle of the ephah[c] basket.” He said, “This is Wickedness”; and he threw her down into the middle of the ephah basket; and he threw the weight of lead on its mouth.

Then lifted I up my eyes, and saw, and behold, there were two women, and the wind was in their wings. Now they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah basket between earth and the sky. 10 Then I said to the angel who talked with me, “Where are these carrying the ephah basket?”

11 He said to me, “To build her a house in the land of Shinar. When it is prepared, she will be set there in her own place.”

Footnotes:

  1. Zechariah 5:6 An ephah is a measure of volume of about 22 liters, 5.8 U. S. gallons, or about 2/3 of a bushel.
  2. Zechariah 5:7 A talent is a weight of about 34 kilograms or 75 pounds.
  3. Zechariah 5:7 1 ephah is about 22 liters or about 2/3 of a bushel
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Zechariah 5:5-11 New International Version (NIV)

The Woman in a Basket

Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, “Look up and see what is appearing.”

I asked, “What is it?”

He replied, “It is a basket.” And he added, “This is the iniquity[a] of the people throughout the land.”

Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman! He said, “This is wickedness,” and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed its lead cover down on it.

Then I looked up—and there before me were two women, with the wind in their wings! They had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.

10 “Where are they taking the basket?” I asked the angel who was speaking to me.

11 He replied, “To the country of Babylonia[b] to build a house for it. When the house is ready, the basket will be set there in its place.”

Footnotes:

  1. Zechariah 5:6 Or appearance
  2. Zechariah 5:11 Hebrew Shinar
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