Zechariah 5



1 And I turned·​·back, and lifted·​·up my eyes, and saw, and behold, a flying scroll.

2 And he said to me, What seest thou? And I said, I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits, and its breadth ten cubits.

3 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes·​·out over the face of all the land; for everyone who steals shall be held·​·innocent* as on this side of the scroll according to it; and everyone who promises falsely shall be held·​·innocent as on that side according to it.

4 I will bring· it ·out, says Jehovah of Armies, and it shall come into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who promises falsely in My name; and it shall lodge in the midst of his house, and shall consume· it ·all, and its wood and its stones.

5 And the angel who spoke with me went·​·out, and said to me, Lift now thine eyes, and see what is this that goes·​·out.

6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goes·​·out. And he said, This is their aspect through all the earth:

7 And, behold, there was lifted·​·up a talent of lead; and this is one woman who sits 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 stone of lead onto its mouth.

9 And lifted· I ·up my eyes, and saw, 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 heavens.

10 And I said to the angel who spoke with me, Whither are these going with the ephah?

11 And he said to me, To build for it a house in the land of Shinar; and it shall be established, and placed there on its base.

Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.