Zechariah 5:5-11 New International Version

The Woman in the Ephah

5  Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, "Look up and see what is appearing." 6  I asked, "What is it?" He replied, "It is a basket." And he added, "This is the iniquity[1] of the people throughout the land." 7  Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman! 8  He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed its lead cover down on it. 9  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[2] to build a house for it. When the house is ready, the basket will be set there in its place."


[1] 5:6 Or "appearance"

[2] 5:11 Hebrew "Shinar"

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