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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.

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Zacarías 5

El rollo que volaba

1Alcé otra vez la vista, ¡y vi ante mí un rollo que volaba! El ángel me preguntó: «¿Qué es lo que ves?» Y yo respondí: «Veo un rollo que vuela, de diez metros de largo por cinco de ancho.»[a]

Entonces el ángel me dijo: «Ésta es la maldición que caerá sobre todo el país. Según lo escrito en el rollo, alcanzará tanto al ladrón como al perjuro. Así que he desencadenado esta maldición para que entre en la casa del ladrón y en la del que jura en falso por mi nombre. Se alojará dentro de su casa y la destruirá, junto con sus vigas y sus piedras, afirma el Señor *Todopoderoso.»

La mujer en un recipiente

Entonces el ángel que hablaba conmigo salió y me dijo: «Alza la vista y fíjate en esto que ha aparecido.»

«¿Y qué es?», le pregunté. Y él me contestó: «Es una medida de veintidós litros.[b] Es la maldad de la gente de todo el país.»

Se levantó entonces la tapa de plomo, ¡y dentro de esa medida había una mujer sentada! El ángel dijo: «Ésta es la maldad», e inmediatamente arrojó a la mujer dentro de la medida, la cual cubrió luego con la tapa de plomo.

Alcé la vista, ¡y vi ante mí dos mujeres que salían batiendo sus alas al viento! Tenían alas como de cigüeña, y elevaban la medida por los aires.

10 Yo le pregunté al ángel que hablaba conmigo: «¿A dónde se llevan la medida?» 11 Y él me respondió: «Se la llevan al país de Babilonia, para construirle un templo. Cuando el templo esté listo, colocarán la medida allí, sobre un pedestal.»

Notas al pie

  1. Zacarías 5:2 diez metros de largo por cinco de ancho. Lit. veinte *codos de largo y diez codos de ancho.
  2. Zacarías 5:6 una medida de veintidós litros. Lit. un *efa; también en vv. 7,9,10.