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Zechariah 5:8

    Zechariah 5:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the middle of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead on the mouth thereof.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, This is Wickedness: and he cast her down into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, This is Sin; and pushing her down into the ephah, he put the weight of lead on the mouth of it.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, This is Wickedness: and he cast her down into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

    World English Bible

    He said, "This is Wickedness;" and he threw her down into the midst of the ephah basket; and he threw the weight of lead on its mouth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, This is Wickedness; and he cast her down into the midst of the ephah: and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

    Definitions for Zechariah 5:8

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Ephah - To surround; compass.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 5:8

    And cast her into the midst of the Ephah - As yet then the measure was not full. Ribera: "She had the lower part within the Ephah, but the upper, especially the head, without. Though the Jews had slain the prophets and done many grievous things, the greatest sin of all remained to be done. But when they had crucified Christ and persecuted the Apostles and the Gospel, the measure was full; she was wholly within the Ephah, no part remained without, so that the measure was filled."

    And he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof - that is, doubtless of the Ephah; as in Genesis, "a great stone was on the mouth of the well" Genesis 29:2, so that there should be no access to it.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 5:8

    5:8 This - This woman represents the wickedness of the Jews. He cast it - The angel cast down this woman. On the mouth - And so shut her up, to suffer the punishment of all her sins.