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Zechariah 5:11

    Zechariah 5:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there on her own base.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto me, To build her a house in the land of Shinar: and when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to me, To make a house for her in the land of Shinar: and they will make a place ready, and put her there in the place which is hers.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto me, To build her a house in the land of Shinar: and when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place.

    World English Bible

    He said to me, "To build her a house in the land of Shinar. When it is prepared, she will be set there in her own place."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto me, To build her an house in the land of Shinar: and when it is prepared, she shall be set there in her own place.

    Definitions for Zechariah 5:11

    Base - Lowly; meek.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 5:11

    To build it a house in the land of Shinar - The land of Shinar means Babylon; and Babylon means Rome, in the Apocalypse. The building the house for the woman imprisoned in the ephah may signify, that there should be a long captivity under the Romans, as there was under that of Shinar or Babylon, by which Rome may here be represented. That house remains to the present day: the Jewish woman is still in the ephah; it is set on its own base - continues still as a distinct nation; and the talent of lead - God's displeasure - is still on the top. O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel!

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 5:11

    To build it an house in the land of Shinar - The name of Shinar, though strictly Babylonia, carries back to an older power than the world-empire of Babylon; which now too was destroyed. "In the land of Shinar" Genesis 11:2 was that first attempt to array a world-empire against God, ere mankind was ye dispersed. And so it is the apter symbol of the antitheist or anti-Christian world, which by violence, art, falsehood, sophistry, wars against the truth. To this great world-empire it was to be removed; yet to live there, no longer cramped and confined as within an Ephah, but in pomp and splendor. A house or temple was to be built for it, for its honor and glory; as Dagon 1 Samuel 5:2-5 or Ashtaroth 1 Samuel 31:10, or Baal 2 Kings 10:23 had their houses or temples, a great idol temple, in which the god of this world should be worshiped.

    And it - - "The house," "shall be established" firmly on its base, like the house of God, and it, (wickedness) shall be tranquilly rested on its base, as an idol in its temple, until the end come. In the end, the belief of those of old was, that the Jews would have great share in the antagonism to Christ and His empire. At the first, they were the great enemies of the faith, and sent forth, Justin says, , those everywhere who should circulate the calumnies against Christians, which were made a ground of early persecutions. In the end, it was believed, that antichrist should be from them, that they would receive him as their Christ, the last fulfillment of our Lord's words, "I am come in My Father's name and ye receive Me not; another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive" John 5:43.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 5:11

    5:11 To build - Not in mercy, but in judgment. Of Shinar - Of Babylon whither many of the Jews fled, and others of them were forced by the Romans. Set there - There they shall be confined without hope of release. Her own base - They are settled upon the lees of their own unbelief: their wickedness is established on its own bases.