1 I opened my eyes again and I saw a flying scroll.
2 He asked me: »What do you see?« I said: »I see a flying scroll. It is thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide.«
3 He continued: »This is the curse that is upon the land. Every one who steals will be acquitted. Every one who swears falsely will be innocent.«
4 »I will cause it to happen,« said Jehovah of Hosts, »and it will enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of he who swears falsely by my name. The curse will abide in the midst of his house and will consume it with the timber and the stones of the house.«
5 Then the angel said: »Lift up your eyes and see what this is that goes forth.«
6 I asked: »What is it?« And he replied: »This is the ephah measure that goes forth. This is their appearance in all the land«
7 A round flat weight made of lead was lifted up. There was a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah measure.
8 He said: »This is Wickedness.« He tossed her down into the middle of the ephah measure. He threw the weight of lead on the opening.
9 Two women came out with the wind in their wings. They had wings like the wings of a stork. They lifted up the ephah measure between earth and heaven.
10 I asked the angel: »Where are they taking the ephah measure?«
11 He answered: »To build her a house temple in the land of Shinar. When it is prepared, she will be moved there to her own place.«