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Zechariah 5 - NIV

The Flying Scroll

1 I looked again, and there before me was a flying scroll.

2 He asked me, “What do you see?”
I answered, “I see a flying scroll, twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide.[a]

3 And he said to me, “This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely will be banished.

4 The Lord Almighty declares, ‘I will send it out, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of anyone who swears falsely by my name. It will remain in that house and destroy it completely, both its timbers and its stones.’”

The Woman in a Basket

5 Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, “Look up and see what is appearing.”

6 I asked, “What is it?”
He replied, “It is a basket.” And he added, “This is the iniquity[b] of the people throughout the land.”

7 Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!

8 He said, “This is wickedness,” and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed its lead cover down on it.

9 Then I looked up—and there before me were two women, with the wind in their wings! They had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth.

10 “Where are they taking the basket?” I asked the angel who was speaking to me.

11 He replied, “To the country of Babylonia[c] to build a house for it. When the house is ready, the basket will be set there in its place.”


a. Zechariah 5:2 That is, about 30 feet long and 15 feet wide or about 9 meters long and 4.5 meters wide
b. Zechariah 5:6 Or appearance
c. Zechariah 5:11 Hebrew Shinar

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Thomas Swope avatar
Flying Billboard
Shared by: Thomas Swope on May, 2010
Summary: A study of chapter 5 verses 1 through 10
Series: Zechariah
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Zechariah 5:1-10
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,531
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Apr, 2010
Summary: Though sinners may seem to prosper, they & the whole system of religious, political & commercial ungodliness, that will so powerfully dominate the earth & its people, will also ultimately fail.
Series: Zechariah
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 5:5-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,007
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Apr, 2010
Summary: God has promised restoration to the repentant remnant but before that period of blessing can dawn, God must deal with stubborn & unrepentant sinners. If the way of Grace is not accepted, judgment must come.
Series: Zechariah
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 5:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,930
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Called To Be Holy
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Jul, 2009
Summary: In Zechariah, you see God’s incredible forgiveness and promise of restoration and depth of love for His people, who had been slaves in Babylon and were now returning to rebuild their country, their lives, and their faith
Series: Zechariah
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 5:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,057
Michael Trigg avatar
God requires us to come with Clean Hands and a Clean Heart
Shared by: Michael Trigg on Oct, 2006
Summary: We must resist the pressures to secularise our faith and to accept the beliefs of other gods. We must seek the peace of God in His Word, not in the words of humans.
Series: Zechariah
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 5:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,911
Jerry Shirley avatar
The Barrel of Meal that Failed Not - Provision
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Oct, 2004
Summary: It’s ok to live hand to mouth as long as it’s God’s hand and my mouth.
based on 72 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,168
Paul George avatar
The Judgments of the Lord - Part 1
Shared by: Paul George on Sep, 2003
Summary: The purpose of the sixth and seventh vision is to show that those who sin openly will not hinder God’s plan for His people.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 5:1-11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 761
Jeff Simms avatar
God Cleanses His People
Shared by: Jeff Simms on May, 2003
Summary: To encourage the congregation to avoid materialism and the love of money
based on 56 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 5:5-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,566
Chris Appleby avatar
By My Spirit
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Oct, 2000
Summary: God’s work will depend on his power, not just on our ability or resources
based on 79 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 4:1-5:11
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 3,594
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Why Doesn't God Do Something?
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Oct, 2000
Summary: Eventhough it sometimes appears that God is doing nothing, he is preparing his judgement on evil for the end of the world
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 5:1-6:15
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,614