New International Version
Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!
King James Bible
And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
Darby Bible Translation
And behold, there was lifted up a round plate of lead; and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
World English Bible
(and behold, a talent of lead was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah basket."
Young's Literal Translation
And lo, a cake of lead lifted up; and this is a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is an ephah that goeth forth - This, among the Jews, was the ordinary measure of grain. The woman in the ephah is supposed to represent Judea, which shall be visited for its sins; the talent of lead on the ephah, within which the woman was enclosed, the wrath of God, bending down this culprit nation, in the measure of its sins; for the angel said, "This is wickedness;" that is, the woman represents the mass of iniquity of this nation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
talent. or, weighty piece.
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
I asked, "What is it?" He replied, "It is a basket." And he added, "This is the iniquity of the people throughout the land."
He said, "This is wickedness," and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed its lead cover down on it.
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