Zechariah 5:11
New International Version
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.”

New Living Translation
He replied, “To the land of Babylonia, where they will build a temple for the basket. And when the temple is ready, they will set the basket there on its pedestal.”

English Standard Version
He said to me, “To the land of Shinar, to build a house for it. And when this is prepared, they will set the basket down there on its base.”

Berean Study Bible
“To build a house for it in the land of Shinar,” he told me. “And when it is ready, the basket will be set there on its pedestal.”

King James Bible
And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.

New King James Version
And he said to me, “To build a house for it in the land of Shinar; when it is ready, the basket will be set there on its base.”

New American Standard Bible
Then 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.”

NASB 1995
Then 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.”

NASB 1977
Then 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.”

Amplified Bible
And he said to me, “To the land of Shinar (Babylon) to build a temple for her; and when it is prepared, she shall be set there on her own pedestal.”

Christian Standard Bible
“To build a shrine for it in the land of Shinar,” he told me. “When that is ready, the basket will be placed there on its pedestal.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To build a shrine for it in the land of Shinar,” he told me. “When that is ready, the basket will be placed there on its pedestal.”

American Standard Version
And he said unto me, To build her a house in the land of Shinar: and when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to me: ”They shall build a house for it in the land of Babel, and they shall construct it and they shall set it there on its foundation.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to me, To build it a house in the land of Babylon, and to prepare a place for it; and they shall set it there on its own base.

Contemporary English Version
"To Babylonia," he answered, "where they will build a house for the basket and set it down inside."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: That a house may be built for it in the land of Sennaar, and that it may be established, and set there upon its own basis.

English Revised Version
And he said unto me, To build her an house in the land of Shinar: and when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place.

Good News Translation
He answered, "To Babylonia, where they will build a temple for it. When the temple is finished, the basket will be placed there to be worshiped."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He answered me, "They are going to build a house for it in Shinar [Babylonia]. When the house is ready, they will set the basket there on a stand."

International Standard Version
He answered me, "To the land of Shinar, so they can build a temple to the woman in the basket. Then when its preparations are complete, the basket will be set there in its place."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto me: 'To build her a house in the land of Shinar; and when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place.

Literal Standard Version
And he says to me, “To build a house for it in the land of Shinar.” And it has been prepared and has been placed there on its base.

NET Bible
He replied, "To build a temple for her in the land of Babylonia. When it is finished, she will be placed there in her own residence."

New Heart English Bible
He said to me, "To build her a house in the land of Shinar. When it is prepared, she will be set there in her own place."

World English Bible
He said to me, "To build her a house in the land of Shinar. When it is prepared, she will be set there in her own place."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto me, 'To build to it a house in the land of Shinar.' And it hath been prepared and hath been placed there on its base.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Vision of the Woman in a Basket
10“Where are they taking the basket?” I asked the angel who was speaking with me. 11“To build a house for it in the land of Shinar,” he told me. “And when it is ready, the basket will be set there on its pedestal.”

Cross References
Genesis 10:10
His kingdom began in Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 11:2
And as people journeyed eastward, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.

Genesis 14:1
In those days Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim

Isaiah 11:11
On that day the Lord will extend His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Daniel 1:2
And the Lord delivered into his hand Jehoiakim king of Judah, along with some of the articles from the house of God. He carried these off to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, where he put them in the treasury of his god.

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


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there on her own base.

To.

Deuteronomy 28:59
Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.

Jeremiah 29:28
For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

Hosea 3:4
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

the land.

Genesis 10:10
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 11:2
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

Genesis 14:1
And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;









Verse 11. - To build it (her) an house. The LXX. refers the pronoun to the ephah, but it seems more natural to refer it to a person, the woman. The feminine gender of the original would apply to either. She is carried away from Judaea to have a permanent dwelling in a land more suited to her. Pusey thinks that possibly a temple may be intended, "a great idol temple, in which the god of this world should be worshipped." In the land of Shinar; i.e. the ideal land of unholiness, where the world power first arrayed itself against God in the attempt at Babel. Septuagint, ἐν γῇ Βαβυλῶνος, (Genesis 11:2, etc.). Shinar, equivalent to Sumer in the Assyrian monuments, denotes Lower or Southern Babylon; Accad, Upper or Northern Babylon. And it shall be established. The house shall be firmly fixed there. Others render, "when it is ready." And set there. The gender shows that the woman is meant, not the house: "And she shall be set there in her own place." Thus from the spiritual Zion all wickedness shall be abolished (Zechariah 3:9) and sent to its own place prepared for the enemies of God and holiness. Doubtless, too, a warning is here conveyed to those Jews who still lingered in Babylon, that they were dwelling in a land accursed of God, and were liable to be involved in the fate which pursues ungodliness. Orelli and some others see in these two visions an analogy to the two goats on the Day of Atonement, of which one was sacrificed for the sins of the people, and the other bore away their iniquity to the demons' abode, the wilderness (Leviticus 16.).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“To build
לִבְנֽוֹת־ (liḇ·nō·wṯ-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1129: To build

a house
בַ֖יִת (ḇa·yiṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

for it
לָ֥הֿ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

in the land
בְּאֶ֣רֶץ (bə·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

of Shinar,”
שִׁנְעָ֑ר (šin·‘ār)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8152: Shinar -- another name for Babylon

he told me.
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“And when it is ready,
וְהוּכַ֛ן (wə·hū·ḵan)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

the basket will be set
וְהֻנִּ֥יחָה (wə·hun·nî·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3240: Bestow, cast down, lay down, up, leave off, let alone remain, pacify, place,

there
שָּׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

its pedestal.”
מְכֻנָתָֽהּ׃ (mə·ḵu·nā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4369: A spot


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