Book of Zechariah

Compiled by WD Kemner January 2024







Zechariah 5:1-4


Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.


Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.


I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.




Flying roll – large paper rolled up.


Now unrolled its size:  Cubit = approx. 25”; 10x20 cubits about 20’-9” x 41’-7”



Zechariah 5:5-6


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.  And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.




Ephah = measure for grain.


Resemblance = what they look like.



Zechariah 5:7-11


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


Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.


Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.




This portion has been a debate by many and one questions why so much imagery for it.

“Shinar” is a reference to the land of Babylon.  More specifically used in reference to where the Tower of Babbel had been built.


There seems to be a statement related to a large magnitude of sin that is measured and the women escaping it to rebuild.  Lead is heavy for a lid. Using it here, the amount of wickedness is huge.


Could this be a reference of the magnitude of sin that will be gathered to Babylon and destroyed in the End Times?