Zechariah 5:5

“Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Zechariah 5:5

Then the Angell that talked with me, went forth and said vnto me, Lift vp now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the angel who was speaking with me went out and said to me, "Lift up now your eyes and see what this is going forth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the angel who was talking to me went out and said to me, Let your eyes be lifted up now, and see the ephah which is going out.
- Basic English Bible

And the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
- Darby Bible

Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said to me, Lift up now thy eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
- Webster's Bible

Then the angel who talked with me came forward, and said to me, "Lift up now your eyes, and see what is this that is appearing."
- World English Bible

And the messenger who is speaking with me goeth forth, and saith unto me, `Lift up, I pray thee, thine eyes, and see what [is] this that is coming forth?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the angel that spoke with me went forth, and said unto me: 'Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Zechariah 5:5

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 5:5


5:3 This - This roll or book containeth the curse, due to sinners. The whole earth - Either the whole land of Judea, or all the world, wherever these sins are found. According to it - According to the threats inscribed thereon. Sweareth - Profanely, or falsely.

5:4 It shall enter - This curse shall come with commission from me. It shall remain - It shall stick close to them and theirs like Gehazi's leprosy. And the stones - Nothing shall remain, as when both the timber and stones of a house are consumed.

5:6 He - The angel. An ephah - A measure which held about three bushels. Goeth forth - Out of the temple. Their resemblance - This is an emblem of this people everywhere. Thus there is limited time and measure for them, while they sin, and are filling the ephah with their sins, they will find that the ephah of wrath is filled up also, to be poured out upon them.

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.


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