Zechariah 5:8
New International Version
He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed its lead cover down on it.

New Living Translation
The angel said, “The woman’s name is Wickedness,” and he pushed her back into the basket and closed the heavy lid again.

English Standard Version
And he said, “This is Wickedness.” And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening.

Berean Study Bible
“This is Wickedness,” he said. And he shoved her down into the basket, pushing down the lead cover over its opening.

King James Bible
And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

New King James Version
then he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he thrust her down into the basket, and threw the lead cover over its mouth.

New American Standard Bible
Then he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he thrust her into the middle of the ephah and threw the lead weight on its opening.

NASB 1995
Then he said, "This is Wickedness!" And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the lead weight on its opening.

NASB 1977
Then he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the lead weight on its opening.

Amplified Bible
Then he said, “This is Wickedness (Godlessness)!” And he threw her back down into the middle of the ephah and threw the lead cover on its opening.

Christian Standard Bible
“This is Wickedness,” he said. He shoved her down into the basket and pushed the lead weight over its opening.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is Wickedness," he said. He shoved her down into the basket and pushed the lead weight over its opening.

American Standard Version
And he said, This is Wickedness: and he cast her down into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said, This is iniquity. And he cast it into the midst of the measure, and cast the weight of lead on the mouth of it.

Contemporary English Version
"This woman represents evil," the angel explained. Then he threw her back into the basket and slammed the heavy cover down tight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: This is wickedness. And he cast her into the midst of the vessel, and cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

English Revised Version
And he said, This is Wickedness; and he cast her down into the midst of the ephah: and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

Good News Translation
The angel said, "This represents wickedness." Then he pushed her down into the basket and put the lid back down.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The angel said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and forced the lead cover down on top of it.

International Standard Version
And the angel said, "This is evil!" So he shoved her back into the basket and snapped the round, lead cover over the opening.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said: 'This is Wickedness.' And he cast her down into the midst of the measure, and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

Literal Standard Version
And he says, “This [is] the wicked woman.” And he casts her into the midst of the ephah, and casts the weight of lead on its mouth.

NET Bible
He then said, "This woman represents wickedness," and he pushed her down into the basket and placed the lead cover on top.

New Heart English Bible
And he said, "This is Wickedness;" and he threw her down into the midst of the ephah basket; and he placed the lead cover over its mouth.

World English Bible
He said, "This is Wickedness;" and he threw her down into the midst of the ephah basket; and he threw the weight of lead on its mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'This is the wicked woman.' And he casteth her unto the midst of the ephah, and casteth the weight of lead on its mouth.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Vision of the Woman in a Basket
7And behold, the cover of lead was raised, and there was a woman sitting inside the basket. 8“This is Wickedness,” he said. And he shoved her down into the basket, pushing down the lead cover over its opening. 9Then I lifted up my eyes and saw two women approaching, with the wind in their wings. Their wings were like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.…

Cross References
Hosea 12:7
A merchant loves to defraud with dishonest scales in his hands.

Amos 8:5
asking, "When will the New Moon be over, that we may sell grain? When will the Sabbath end, that we may market wheat? Let us reduce the ephah and increase the shekel; let us cheat with dishonest scales.

Micah 6:11
Can I excuse dishonest scales or bags of false weights?

Zechariah 5:7
And behold, the cover of lead was raised, and there was a woman sitting inside the basket.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the middle of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead on the mouth thereof.

This.

Genesis 15:16
But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

Matthew 23:32
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

1 Thessalonians 2:16
Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

the weight.

Zechariah 5:7
And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

Psalm 38:4
For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Proverbs 5:22
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.









Verse 8. - This is wickedness. This woman is the personification of wickedness. It is very common to find backsliding Israel represented as a faithless and adulterous woman (comp. Isaiah 1:21; Jeremiah 2:20; Hosea 2:5; and the parable of the two women in Ezekiel 23.). He cast it; her - the woman. As the woman rose, or tried to rise, from the ephah, the angel flung her down into it. It is possible, as some commentators suppose, that the ephah into which wickedness is thrust represents the measure of iniquity which, being reached, constrains God to punish (see Genesis 15:16, where the dispossession of the Amorites is postponed till their iniquity is full). The weight of lead; literally, as the LXX., the stone of lead; Vulgate, massam plumbeam. This is the cover of the ephah, that which is called the "talent of lead" in the preceding verse. This heavy cover the angel cast upon the mouth of the ephah, in order to confine the woman therein (comp. Genesis 29:2, which passage may explain why the cover is called "a stone"). Dr. Wright and some other commentators, referring the passage to theft and perjury alone, consider that the woman held in her hand the leaden weight with which she weighed her gains, and was sitting in the ephah which she used in her traffic; so that she represents dishonesty in the matter of weight and measure. She is punished by the means of the instruments she had used unrighteously; the weight is dashed upon her lying mouth, and the ephah, her throne, is made the vehicle that carries her out of the land. But it seems a mistake to confine the iniquity mentioned to the two special sins of theft and perjury; nor would the talent and the ephah be natural instruments of stealing and false swearing; and the point of the vision is not the punishment of wickedness, but its expulsion from the land. It is true that the pronominal suffix in the mouth thereof is feminine, and that the LXX. makes it refer to the woman, τὸ στόμα αὐτῆς. But it may equally refer to ephah, which is also feminine.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“This
זֹ֣את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

is Wickedness,”
הָרִשְׁעָ֔ה (hā·riš·‘āh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7564: Wickedness

he said.
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

And he shoved her down
וַיַּשְׁלֵ֥ךְ (way·yaš·lêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7993: To throw out, down, away

into
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the basket,
הָֽאֵיפָ֑ה (hā·’ê·p̄āh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 374: Ephah -- an ephah (a measure of grain)

pushing down
וַיַּשְׁלֵ֛ךְ (way·yaš·lêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7993: To throw out, down, away

the lead
הָעֹפֶ֖רֶת (hā·‘ō·p̄e·reṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5777: Lead (a metal)

cover
אֶ֥בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

over
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

its opening.
פִּֽיהָ׃ (pî·hā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to


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