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Zechariah 5:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— (and, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead); and this is a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this [is] a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— (and behold, a lead cover was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting inside the ephah.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this [is] a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And behold, there was lifted up a round plate of lead; and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And lo! a leaden disc uplifted,—and here a certain woman, sitting inside the ephah.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And lo, a cake of lead lifted up; and this [is] a woman sitting in the midst of the ephah.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And behold a talent of lead was carried, and behold a woman sitting in the midst of the vessel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And behold, there was lift vp a talent of lead: and this [is] a woman that sitteth in the midst of the Ephah.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And behold a talent of lead lifted up: and behold a woman sat in the midst of the measure.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this [is] a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And, behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
there was lifted up 5375
{5375} Prime
A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
a talent 3603
{3603} Prime
From H3769; a circle, that is, (by implication) a circumjacent tract or region, especially the Ghor or valley of the Jordan; also a (round) loaf; also a talent (or large (round) coin).
of lead: 5777
{5777} Prime
Feminine participle active of H6080; lead (from its dusty color).
and this x2063
(2063) Complement
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
[is] a 259
{0259} Prime
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
woman 802
{0802} Prime
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
that sitteth 3427
{3427} Prime
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in the midst 8432
{8432} Prime
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
of the ephah. 374
{0374} Prime
Of Egyptian derivation; an ephah or measure for grain; hence a measure in general.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zechariah 5:7

_ _ lifted up — The cover is lifted off the ephah to let the prophet see the female personification of “wickedness” within, about to be removed from Judea. The cover being “of lead,” implies that the “woman” cannot escape from the ponderous load which presses her down.

_ _ talent — literally, “a round piece”: hence a talent, a weight of one hundred twenty-five pounds troy.

_ _ woman — for comparison of “wickedness” to a woman, Proverbs 2:16; Proverbs 5:3, Proverbs 5:4. In personifying abstract terms, the feminine is used, as the idea of giving birth to life is associated with woman.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zechariah 5:5-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Zechariah 5:7

And behold — Here is another part of this vision. Lifted up — Brought thither to cover it. A talent — A piece of lead of a talent weight, as large as the mouth of the ephah. A woman — A woman, the third in the vision. Perhaps this vision was purposely obscure, least a plain denunciation of the second overthrow of the state and temple, might discourage them from going forward in the present restoration of them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Zechariah 5:7

And, behold, there was lifted up a (g) talent of lead: and this [is] a (h) woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

(g) To cover the measure.

(h) Which represents iniquity, as in the next verse.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
or, weighty piece,
Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
Isaiah 15:1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, [and] brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, [and] brought to silence;
Isaiah 22:11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.


Jeremiah 3:1-2 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD. ... Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
Ezekiel 16:1-63 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, ... That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 23:1-49 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, ... And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD.
Hosea 1:1-3:5 The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. ... Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.
Revelation 17:1-18 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: ... And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
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