Zechariah 5:8

“And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, This is wickednesse, and he cast it into the midst of the Ephah, and he cast the weight of lead vpon the mouth thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he said, "This is Wickedness! And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the lead weight on its opening."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, This is Wickedness: and he cast her down into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, This is Sin; and pushing her down into the ephah, he put the weight of lead on the mouth of it.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, This is Wickedness: and he cast her into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
- Darby Bible

And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon its mouth.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "This is Wickedness;" and he threw her down into the midst of the ephah basket; and he threw the weight of lead on its mouth.
- World English Bible

And he saith, `This [is] the wicked woman.' And he casteth her unto the midst of the ephah, and casteth the weight of lead on its mouth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'This is Wickedness.' And he cast her down into the midst of the measure, and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 5:8


5:8 This - This woman represents the wickedness of the Jews. He cast it - The angel cast down this woman. On the mouth - And so shut her up, to suffer the punishment of all her sins.


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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