ContextThe Flying Scroll
1Then I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold, there was a flying scroll. 2And he said to me, What do you see? And I answered, I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits. 3Then he said to me, This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side. 4I will make it go forth, 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 within that house and consume it with its timber and stones.
5Then the angel who was speaking with me went out and said to me, Lift up now your eyes and see what this is going forth. 6I said, What is it? And he said, This is the ephah going forth. Again he said, This is their appearance in all the land 7(and behold, a lead cover was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting inside the ephah. 8Then he said, This is Wickedness! And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the lead weight on its opening. 9Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and there two women were 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. 10I said to the angel who was speaking with me, Where are they taking the ephah? 11Then he said to me, To build a temple for her in the land of Shinar; and when it is prepared, she will be set there on her own pedestal.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Then again I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, a flying roll.
And I turned and lifted up my eyes: and I saw, and behold a volume flying.
Darby Bible Translation
And I lifted up mine eyes again, and saw, and behold, a flying roll.
English Revised Version
Then again I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold, a flying roll.
Webster's Bible Translation
Then I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.
World English Bible
Then again I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, a flying scroll.
Young's Literal Translation
And I turn back, and lift up mine eyes, and look, and lo, a flying roll.
LibraryThe Section Chap. I. -iii.
The question which here above all engages our attention, and requires to be answered, is this: Whether that which is reported in these chapters did, or did not, actually and outwardly take place. The history of the inquiries connected with this question is found most fully in Marckius's "Diatribe de uxore fornicationum," Leyden, 1696, reprinted in the Commentary on the Minor Prophets by the same author. The various views may be divided into three classes. 1. It is maintained by very many interpreters, …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Man's Misery by the Fall
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