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    Chapter 5

    1 Then again, I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, a flying scroll.

    2 He said to me, “what do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.”

    3 Then he said to me, “this is the curse that goes out over the surface of the whole land; for everyone who steals will be cut off according to it on the one side; and everyone who swears falsely will be cut off according to it on the other side.

    4 I will cause it to go out,” says Yahweh of Armies, “and it will enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by My name; and it will remain in the midst of his house, and will destroy it with its timber and its stones.”

    5 Then the angel who talked with me came forward, and said to me, “now lift up your eyes, and see what this is that is appearing.”

    6 I said, “what is it?” He said, “this is the measuring basket that is going out.” He said moreover, “this is their iniquity in all the land

    7 (and behold, a talent of a lead lid was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting inside of the measure basket.”

    8 He said, “this is Wickedness”; and he threw her down into the midst of the measure basket; and he threw the weight of lead on its mouth.

    9 Then I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, there were two women, and the Spirit was in their wings. Now they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the measure basket between the land and the Heavens.

    10 Then I said to the angel who talked with me, “where are these carrying the measure basket?”

    11 He said to me, “to build her a house in the land of Shinar (Babylon). When it is prepared, she will be set there in her own place.”