Vision Six: The Flying Scroll
5:1 Then I turned to look, and there was a flying scroll!
5:2 Someone asked me, “What do you see?” I replied, “I see a flying scroll thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide.”1
5:3 The speaker went on to say, “This is a curse2 traveling across the whole earth. For example, according to the curse whoever steals3 will be removed from the community; or on the other hand (according to the curse) whoever swears falsely will suffer the same fate.”
5:4 “I will send it out,” says the
Vision Seven: The Ephah
5:5 After this the angelic messenger4 who had been speaking to me went out and said, “Look, see what is leaving.” 5:6 I asked, “What is it?” And he replied, “It is a basket for measuring grain5 that is moving away from here.” Moreover, he said, “This is their ‘eye’6 throughout all the earth.” 5:7 Then a round lead cover was raised up, revealing a woman sitting inside the basket. 5:8 He then said, “This woman represents wickedness,” and he pushed her down into the basket and placed the lead cover on top. 5:9 Then I looked again and saw two women7 going forth with the wind in their wings (they had wings like those of a stork) and they lifted up the basket between the earth and the sky. 5:10 I asked the messenger who was speaking to me, “Where are they taking the basket?” 5:11 He replied, “To build a temple8 for her in the land of Babylonia.9 When it is finished, she will be placed there in her own residence.”