Amplified Bible

Zechariah 5

The Flying Scroll

1Again I looked up, and I saw a scroll flying in the air! And the angel said to me, “What do you see?” And I answered, “I see a [a]flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits (thirty feet) and its width is ten cubits (fifteen feet).” Then he said to me, “This is the curse that is going out over the face of the whole land; for everyone who steals will be cut off according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears [oaths falsely] shall be cut off according to the writing on the other side. I will send the curse out,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night in that house and consume it, both its timber and its stones.”

Then the angel who was speaking with me came forward and said to me, “Now look up and see what this is going forth.” And I said, “What is it?” And he said, “This is the [b]ephah (grain basket) going forth. This,” he continued, “is their appearance throughout the land (and behold, a [round, flat] lead [c]cover was lifted up); and there sat a woman inside the ephah.” Then he said, “This is Wickedness (Godlessness)!” And he threw her back down into the middle of the ephah and threw the lead cover on its opening. Then I looked up, and there were two women coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens. 10 I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the ephah?” 11 And he said to me, “To the land of Shinar (Babylon) to build a temple for her; and when it is prepared, [d]she shall be set there on her own pedestal.”

Notas al pie

  1. Zechariah 5:2 The measurements of the scroll, as a symbol of God’s judgment, are the same as the measurements of the Holy Place in the tabernacle in the wilderness.
  2. Zechariah 5:6 The ephah (a bushel basket for collecting grain) that was used by farmers was approximately 1.05 bushels, but it would be much larger in this vision.
  3. Zechariah 5:7 The Hebrew word for the cover is also used for a talent weight. Metal ingots were cast in the form of a flat disk.
  4. Zechariah 5:11 Perhaps symbolic of the removal of the sinful customs of the Israelites.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒迦利亚书 5


1我又举目观看,见有书卷在飞。 天使问我:“你看见什么?”我说:“我看见飞行的书卷,长十米,宽五米。” 他说:“这是临到全天下的咒诅,因为书卷一面写着‘凡偷盗的必被清除’,另一面写着‘凡起假誓的必被清除’。” 万军之耶和华说:“我要使这咒诅进入盗贼和奉我的名起假誓者的家,住在他们家里,毁灭他们的家,不留一木一石。”


与我说话的天使又来对我说:“你举目观看,看看出现了什么?” 我问道:“这是什么?”他说:“这是一个量器。”接着他又说:“里面盛着世人的罪。” 只见量器的铅盖打开了,里面坐着一个女子。 天使说:“这是罪恶。”他把女子推回量器中,盖上铅盖。 我又举目观看,见有两个女子展翅飞来,她们的翅膀像鹳鸟的翅膀。她们把量器提到空中。 10 我问与我说话的天使:“她们要把量器带到哪里?” 11 他说:“要带到示拿[a],在那里为它建造房屋,建好后就把它安置在底座上。”

Notas al pie

  1. 5:11 示拿”巴比伦的别名。