Zechariah 5
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

Sixth Vision: Flying Scroll

1I looked up again and saw a flying scroll.a 2What do you see? ” he asked me.

I see a flying scroll,” I replied, “30 feetb long and 15 feetc wide.”d

3Then he said to me, “This is the cursee that is going out over the whole land, for every thief will be removed according to what is written on one side, and everyone who swears falsely will be removed according to what is written on the other side. 4I will send it out,”f — this is the declaration of the LORD of Hosts — “and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name. It will stay inside his house and destroy it along with its timbers and stones.”g

Seventh Vision: Woman in the Basket

5Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and told me, “Look up and see what this is that is approaching.”

6So I asked, “What is it? ”

He responded, “It’s a measuring basketh that is approaching.” And he continued, “This is their iniquityi in all the land.” 7Then a lead cover was lifted, and there was a womanj sitting inside the basket.k 8This is Wickedness,” he said. He shoved her down into the basket and pushed the lead weight over its opening. 9Then I looked up and saw two women approaching with the wind in their wings. Their wings were like those of a stork,l and they lifted up the basket between earth and sky.

10So I asked the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the basket? ”

11To build a shrine for it in the land of Shinar,”m he told me. “When that is ready, the basket will be placed there on its pedestal.”

a. 5:1 Ezk 2:9-10; Rv 5:1; 10:2
b. 5:2 Lit 20 cubits
c. 5:2 Lit 10 cubits
d. 5:2 Ex 26:15-25; 1Kg 6:3; 1Pt 4:17
e. 5:3 Dt 11:26-28; 28:15-68
f. 5:4 Ps 147:15; Is 55:11
g. 5:4 Ezr 6:11; Dn 2:5; 3:29
h. 5:6 Lit It’s an ephah
i. 5:6 One Hb ms, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss read eye
j. 5:7 Hs 9:15; Rv 17:1
k. 5:7 Lv 19:36; Dt 25:14; Pr 20:10; Ezk 45:10; Am 8:5
l. 5:9 Jr 8:7
m. 5:11 Gn 11:9
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