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Zechariah, chapter 5, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 5

New English Translation


   Vision Six: The Flying Scroll
   1 Then I turned to look, and there was a flying scroll! 2 Someone asked me, "What do you see?" I replied, "I see a flying scroll thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide." 3 The speaker went on to say, "This is a curse traveling across the whole earth. For example, according to the curse whoever steals will be removed from the community; or on the other hand (according to the curse) whoever swears falsely will suffer the same fate." 4 "I will send it out," says the LORD who rules over all, "and it will enter the house of the thief and of the person who swears falsely in my name. It will land in the middle of his house and destroy both timber and stones."
   Vision Seven: The Ephah
   5 After this the angelic messenger who had been speaking to me went out and said, "Look, see what is leaving." 6 I asked, "What is it?" And he replied, "It is a basket for measuring grain that is moving away from here." Moreover, he said, "This is their 'eye' throughout all the earth." 7 Then a round lead cover was raised up, revealing a woman sitting inside the basket. 8 He then said, "This woman represents wickedness, " and he pushed her down into the basket and placed the lead cover on top. 9 Then I looked again and saw two women going forth with the wind in their wings (they had wings like those of a stork) and they lifted up the basket between the earth and the sky. 10 I asked the messenger who was speaking to me, "Where are they taking the basket?" 11 He replied, "To build a temple for her in the land of Babylonia. When it is finished, she will be placed there in her own residence."

King James Version


   1 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.
   2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.
   3 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
   4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
   5 ¶ Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
   6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.
   7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
   8 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.
   9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
   10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?
   11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
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