Zechariah 5:1
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King James Version
Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.

Darby Bible Translation
And I lifted up mine eyes again, and saw, 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.

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Geneva Study Bible

Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.

Scofield Reference Notes

[2] flying roll

A "roll," in Scripture symbolism, means the written word whether of God or man Ezek 6:2 Jer 36:2,4,6, etc: Ezek 3:1-3. Zechariah's eighth vision is of the rebuke of sin by the word of God. The two sins mentioned really transgress both tables of the law. To steal is to set aside our neighbor's right; to swear is to set aside God's claim to reverence. As always the law can only curse (Zech 5:3); Gal 3:10-14.Zechariah 5:1 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Zechariah
CHAPTERS I-VIII Two months after Haggai had delivered his first address to the people in 520 B.C., and a little over a month after the building of the temple had begun (Hag. i. 15), Zechariah appeared with another message of encouragement. How much it was needed we see from the popular despondency reflected in Hag. ii. 3, Jerusalem is still disconsolate (Zech. i. 17), there has been fasting and mourning, vii. 5, the city is without walls, ii. 5, the population scanty, ii. 4, and most of the people
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Revelation 5:1
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Jeremiah 36:2
Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.

Ezekiel 2:9
And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;

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