Zechariah 5:10
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New International Version
"Where are they taking the basket?" I asked the angel who was speaking to me.

King James Bible
Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?

Darby Bible Translation
And I said to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these carry the ephah?

World English Bible
Then I said to the angel who talked with me, "Where are these carrying the ephah basket?"

Young's Literal Translation
And I say unto the messenger who is speaking with me, 'Whither are they causing the ephah to go?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There came out two women - As the one woman represented the impiety of the Jewish nation; so these two women who were to carry the ephah, in which the woman Iniquity was shut up, under the weight of a talent of lead, may mean the desperate Unbelief of the Jews in rejecting the Messiah; and that Impiety, or universal corruption of manners, which was the consequence of their unbelief, and brought down the wrath of God upon them. The strong wings, like those of a stork, may point out the power and swiftness with which Judea was carried on to fill up the measure of her iniquity, and to meet the punishment which she deserved.

Between the earth and the heaven - Sins against God and Man, sins which heaven and earth contemplated with horror.

Or the Babylonians and Romans may be intended by the two women who carried the Jewish ephah to its final punishment. The Chaldeans ruined Judea before the advent of our Lord; the Romans, shortly after.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Whither. Perhaps the departure of the woman in the {ephah} represents an aspect of the cleansing of the land (Jer

Zechariah 7:11 But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.


Ezekiel 39:12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.


John 2:16 And said to them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.

) of the union of evil commercialism and apostate religion.

The 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

Cross References
Zechariah 5:9
Then I looked up--and there before me were two women, with the wind in their wings! They had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.

Zechariah 5:11
He replied, "To the country of Babylonia to build a house for it. When the house is ready, the basket will be set there in its place."

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