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Zechariah 5

By the flying roll is shewed the curse of thieves and swearers.

Zechariah 5:1 So I turned me liftynge vp myne eyes, & loked, & beholde, a flyenge boke. Zechariah 5:2 And he sayde vnto me: what seist thou? I answered: I se a flyenge boke of xx. cubites longe & x. cubites brode. Zechariah 5:3 Then sayde he vnto me: This is the curse, yt goeth forth ouer the whole earth: For all theues shalbe iudged after this boke, & all swearers shalbe iudged acordinge to the same. Zechariah 5:4 I wil bringe it forth (saieth the LORDE of hoostes) so yt it shal come to the house of the thefe, & to the house of him, that falsely sweareth by my name: & shal remayne in his house, & cosume it, with the tymbre & stones therof.

By a woman pressed in an ephah, the final damnation of Babylon.

Zechariah 5:5 The the angel that talked with me, wente forth, & sayde vnto me: lift vp thine eyes & se, what this is yt goeth forth. Zechariah 5:6 And I sayde: what is it? He answered: this is a measure goinge out. He sayde morouer: Euen thus are they (yt dwell vpon the whole earth) to loke vpon. Zechariah 5:7 And beholde, there was lift vp a talent of leade: & lo, a woman sat in the myddest of the measure. Zechariah 5:8 And he sayde: This is vngodlynesse. So he cast her in to the myddest of the measure, & threwe ye lompe of leade vp in to an hole. Zechariah 5:9 Then lift I vp myne eyes, & loked: & beholde, there came out ij. women, & the wynde was in their wynges (for they had wynges like the wynges of a Storke) & they lift vp the measure betwixte the earth & the heauen. Zechariah 5:10 Then spake I to the angel, yt talked wt me: whyther wil these beare the measure? Zechariah 5:11 And he sayde vnto me: in to the londe of Synear, to buylde them an house: which when it is prepared, the measure shall be set there in his place.

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