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Commentary On Zechariah Malachi by Jean Calvin


1 And I returned and raised my eyes and looked, and behold a flying roll.

2 And he said to me, What dost thou see? And I said, I see a flying roll, its length twenty cubits, and its breadth ten cubits.

3 And he said to me, This is the curse which goeth forth over the face of the whole land; for every one who steals shall on this as on that side be punished, and every one who swears shall on this as on that side be punished. (129)

4 I will bring it forth, saith Jehovah of hosts; and it shall come into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who swears by my name falsely; and it shall abide in the midst of his house and consume it, both its timber and its stones.

5 And the angel who had been speaking with me came forth and said to me, Raise now thine eyes, and see what this is that goeth forth.

6 And I said, What is this? And he said, This is a measure which goeth forth: he said also, This is their eye through all the earth.

7 And behold, a thin piece of lead was carried along, and a woman was sitting in the midst of the measure.

8 And he said, This if Wickedness: and he cast the piece of lead on its mouth.

9 And I raised my eyes and saw, and behold two women going forth, and wind in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork; and they raised up the measure between earth and heaven.

10 And I said to the angel who was speaking with me, Where do these carry the measure?

11 And he said to me, To build for it a house in the land of Shinar; and it shall be set and fixed there on its own base.

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