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Zechariah 5:1-11

5  And once more I raised my eyes and saw, and there was a document flying. 2  And he said to me “What do you see?” and I said “I see a document flying, thirty feet long and fifteen wide.” 3  And he said to me “This is the anathema that is going out all over the country; for every stealer will be cleared out on this side in accordance with it and every swearer will be cleared out on that side in accordance with it. 4  I put it out, quoth Jehovah of Armies, and it will go into the thief’s house and into the house of the one who swears by my name to a lie, and it will lodge inside the house and make an end of it wood and stones and all.” 5  And the angel that was speaking with me came out and said to me “Raise your eyes and see what this is that is going out.” 6  And I said “What is that?” And he said “This is the bushel that is going out”; and he said “This is their guilt throughout the country.” 7  And there a disk of lead lifted itself up, and there sitting inside the bushel was a woman. 8  And he said “This is Wickedness” and threw her into the bushel and threw the block of lead on its mouth. 9  And I raised my eyes and saw, and there were two women coming out, with wind in their wings; they had wings like a stork’s. And they carried the bushel up between the earth and the sky, 10  and I said to the angel that was speaking with me “Where are they taking the bushel to?” 11*  and he said to me “To build it a house in Shinear, and have a base ready, and they will set it down there on its base.”


5:11 Or build her a . . . set her down . . . on her base