Zechariah 5:7

“And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, there was lift vp a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the Ephah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

(and behold, a lead cover was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting inside the ephah."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(and, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead); and this is a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw a round cover of lead lifted up; and a woman was seated in the middle of the ephah.
- Basic English Bible

And behold, there was lifted up a round plate of lead; and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
- Darby Bible

And behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
- Webster's Bible

(and behold, a talent of lead was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah basket."
- World English Bible

And lo, a cake of lead lifted up; and this [is] a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and, behold, there was lifted up a round piece of lead--and this is a woman sitting in the midst of the measure.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 5:7


5:7 And behold - Here is another part of this vision. Lifted up - Brought thither to cover it. A talent - A piece of lead of a talent weight, as large as the mouth of the ephah. A woman - A woman, the third in the vision. Perhaps this vision was purposely obscure, least a plain denunciation of the second overthrow of the state and temple, might discourage them from going forward in the present restoration of them.


Discussion for Zechariah 5

  • Peter
    Could the wicked woman that sets up her own base in Shinar be Islam, and the city of Mecca?
  • The depiction through writing in the Hebrew texts of "women " is becoming known to be in accurate. The word for woman in Hebrew is the same as the word for "fire ". This begins to make sense when reading in Ezekiel when he refers to an epha or container containing and evil women that has a lead covering on it. It too is raised up into the sky and delivers death. It makes more sense to see these two occurrences of women with wings ascending, as missiles having atomic war-heads in them.
  • Wayne
    The seed of Christianity has been cast around the world,the virgin birth, the death, burial and resurection of Christ and why they have happened has been made known to all the world for these 2000 years.GOD almighty offers grace and love to all through faith in JESUS CHRIST, and through JESUS CHRIST alone, no other way,very simple, salvation is a free unmerrited gift from GOD, we only need to except the gift, for eternal life in heaven. BUT, the time has come for the seed to stop being sown, the fields of the world have had the seed cast upon them, the harvest is close at hand,and yet as it was in the timee of Noah, every thought and intent of mans heart is only evil continually. Even so Come LORD JESUS!
  • Davie
    an ephah was a measure of dry things, in zech ch5:6 in the midst of the ephah is wickedness,mystery babylon,a container of wickedness,look at photos of ancient ephahs (google) mystery babylon is the "body" of the man of sin,the mystery of iniquity,made up of the new age,masonary,apostate churches,cults,false science,who seek to bring about a new world order and give birth to there "head" the beast...
  • Stella fay fitch
    ephah what does this word meneg?
  • Sister Cleaveland
    Could the flying scroll be satellite technology, & the two women symbolically the two women we see in Revelation 12 & 17? The land of Shinar, is that modern day Iraq? As I read this text it reminded me of how the enemy has infiltrated this technology to the point of Identity theft, porn you name it its happening through this technology.

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