Zech 5:5–11

After this the angelic messenger who had been speaking to me went out and
said, “Look, see what is leaving.”
I asked, “What is it?” And he replied, “It is a basket for measuring grain
that is moving away from here.” Moreover, he said, “This is their ‘eye’
throughout all the earth.”
Then a round lead cover was raised up, revealing a woman sitting inside
the basket.
He then said, “This woman represents wickedness,” and he pushed her down
into the basket and placed the lead cover on top.
Then I looked again and saw two women going forth with the wind in their
wings (they had wings like those of a stork), and they lifted up the basket
between the earth and the sky.
I asked the messenger who was speaking to me, “Where are they taking the
He replied, “To build a temple for her in the land of Babylonia. When it
is finished, she will be placed there in her own residence.”

One thought:

There is a rival temple and a rival people – it’s nature is wickedness.

Three questions:

What is the significance of Babylon in Zechariah do you think?

How do you feel about wickedness in the world?

Seek God in prayer – that evil and wickedness would come to an end.


Praise God that He is good and that wickedness will not last forever. Give thanks that in Christ we are saved from the kingdom of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of light. Ask God to fight our own wickedness and the wrongs of this world.