Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒迦利亚书 5

飞行的书卷

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。”

量器中的女子

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。”

Footnotes

  1. 5:11 示拿”巴比伦的别名。

New Living Translation

Zechariah 5

A Flying Scroll

1I looked up again and saw a scroll flying through the air.

“What do you see?” the angel asked.

“I see a flying scroll,” I replied. “It appears to be about 30 feet long and 15 feet wide.[a]

Then he said to me, “This scroll contains the curse that is going out over the entire land. One side of the scroll says that those who steal will be banished from the land; the other side says that those who swear falsely will be banished from the land. And this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: I am sending this curse into the house of every thief and into the house of everyone who swears falsely using my name. And my curse will remain in that house and completely destroy it—even its timbers and stones.”

A Woman in a Basket

Then the angel who was talking with me came forward and said, “Look up and see what’s coming.”

“What is it?” I asked.

He replied, “It is a basket for measuring grain,[b] and it’s filled with the sins[c] of everyone throughout the land.”

Then the heavy lead cover was lifted off the basket, and there was a woman sitting inside it. The angel said, “The woman’s name is Wickedness,” and he pushed her back into the basket and closed the heavy lid again.

Then I looked up and saw two women flying toward us, gliding on the wind. They had wings like a stork, and they picked up the basket and flew into the sky.

10 “Where are they taking the basket?” I asked the angel.

11 He replied, “To the land of Babylonia,[d] where they will build a temple for the basket. And when the temple is ready, they will set the basket there on its pedestal.”

Footnotes

  1. 5:2 Hebrew 20 cubits [9.2 meters] long and 10 cubits [4.6 meters] wide.
  2. 5:6a Hebrew an ephah [20 quarts or 22 liters]; also in 5:7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
  3. 5:6b As in Greek version; Hebrew reads the appearance.
  4. 5:11 Hebrew the land of Shinar.