A Vision of a Woman in a Basket
Then the angel who talked with me came out and said to me, "Lift your eyes now, and see what this is that goes forth."
So I asked, "What is it?" And he said, "It is a basket that is going forth." He also said, "This is their resemblance throughout the earth:
"Here is a lead disc lifted up, and this is a woman sitting inside the basket";
then he said, "This is Wickedness!" And he thrust her down into the basket, and threw the lead cover over its mouth.
Then I raised my eyes and looked, and there were two women, coming with the wind in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a f stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven.
So I said to the g angel who talked with me, "Where are they carrying the basket?"
And he said to me, "To h build a house for it in i the land of Shinar; when it is ready, the basket will be set there on its base."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard.
The stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.
Where the birds make their nests; The stork has her home in the fir trees.
Even the stork in the heavens Knows her appointed times; And the turtledove, the swift, and the swallow Observe the time of their coming. But My people do not know the judgment of the LORD.
Then the angel who talked with me came out and said to me, "Lift your eyes now, and see what this is that goes forth.
Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit.
For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, 'This captivity is long; build houses and dwell in them, and plant gardens and eat their fruit.'
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
It shall come to pass in that day That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea.
And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the articles into the treasure house of his god.