SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:1 Â¶ Y me torné, y alcé mis ojos, y miré, y he aquí un rollo que volaba.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Zechariah 5:1 Verse 1. Behold a flying roll.] This was twenty cubits long, and ten cubits broad; the prophet saw it expanded, and flying. Itself was the catalogue of the crimes of the people, and the punishment threatened by the Lord. Some think the crimes were those of the Jews; others, those of the Chaldeans. The roll is mentioned in allusion to those large rolls on which the Jews write the Pentateuch. One now lying before me is one hundred and fifty-three feet long, by twenty-one inches wide, written on fine brown Basle goat- skin; some time since brought from Jerusalem, supposed to be four hundred years old.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Then I turned, and lift up mine eyes, and looked , etc.] The prophet turned himself from looking upon the candlestick and olive branches, having had a full and clear understanding of them, and looked another way, and saw another vision: and behold a flying roll , a volume or book flying in the air; it being usual for books, which were written on parchment, to be rolled up in the form of a cylinder; whence they were called rolls or volumes.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-4 - The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are rolls, in which God ha written the great things of his law and gospel; they are flying rolls God's word runs very swiftly, Ps 147:15. This flying roll contains declaration of the righteous wrath of God against sinners. Oh that we saw with an eye of faith the flying roll of God's curse hanging ove the guilty world as a thick cloud, not only keeping off the sunbeams of God's favour, but big with thunders, lightnings, and storms, ready to destroy them! How welcome then would the tidings of a Saviour be, wh came to redeem us from the curse of the law, being himself made a curs for us! Sin is the ruin of houses and families; especially the doin hurt to others and false witness. Who knows the power of God's anger God's curse cannot be kept out by bars or locks. While one part of the curse of God ruins the substance of the sinner, another part will res on the soul, and sink it to everlasting punishment. All ar transgressors of the law, so we cannot escape this wrath of God, excep we flee for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us in the gospel.
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