SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:8 Y él dijo: Esta es la maldad; y la echó dentro del efa, y echó la masa de plomo en su boca.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 8. And he said, This [is] wickedness , etc.] A representation of wicked men, who are wickedness itself, as their inward part is, ( Psalm 5:9) and particularly of the wicked one, the man of sin and son of perdition, the Roman antichrist and apocalyptic beast; who, though he is called by this title, “his Holiness”, his true and proper name is “wickedness”; o anomov , that wicked lawless one, ( 2 Thessalonians 2:8) yea, wickedness itself, being extremely wicked, a sink of sin and of all abominations, ( Revelation 17:5 18:2). And he cast it into the midst of the ephah ; that is, wickedness; that it might be kept within bounds, and not exceed its measure to be filled up: this seems to denote some restraint on sinners, that they may not be able to go all the lengths they would; and some rebuke upon them, that they might not lift up their heads with impunity; and some check upon them, and their furious rage towards the people of God; and also the putting of an utter end to sin and sinners, and particularly the followers of antichrist; (see <19A435> Psalm 104:35). And he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof ; either upon the mouth of the woman, or of the ephah; and, be it which it will, it was done to keep the woman within the ephah, and press her down there; and intends the judgments of God upon sinners; and shows that there is no escaping divine vengeance; that it falls heavy where it lights, and sinks to the lowest hell; and that it will continue, being laid on by the firm, unchangeable, and irrevocable decree of God. Cocceius understands this of the Saracens and Turks, and the barbarous nations, being cast into the Roman empire, to restrain the antichristian tyranny; but it seems better to apply it to the utter destruction of antichrist, signified by a millstone cast into the sea and sunk there, never to rise more; (see Revelation 18:21) and with it compare ( Exodus 15:10).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 5-11 - In this vision the prophet sees an ephah, something in the shape of corn measure. This betokened the Jewish nation. They are filling the measure of their iniquity; and when it is full, they shall be delivere into the hands of those to whom God sold them for their sins. The woma sitting in the midst of the ephah represents the sinful church an nation of the Jews, in their latter and corrupt age. Guilt is upon the sinner as a weight of lead, to sink him to the lowest hell. This seem to mean the condemnation of the Jews, after they filled the measure of their iniquities by crucifying Christ and rejecting his gospel Zechariah sees the ephah, with the woman thus pressed in it, carrie away to some far country. This intimates that the Jews should be hurried out of their own land, and forced to dwell in far countries, a they had been in Babylon. There the ephah shall be firmly placed, an their sufferings shall continue far longer than in their lat captivity. Blindness is happened unto Israel, and they are settled upo their own unbelief. Let sinners fear to treasure up wrath against the day of wrath; for the more they multiply crimes, the faster the measur fills __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 זאת 2063 הרשׁעה 7564 וישׁלך 7993 אתה 853 אל 413 תוך 8432 האיפה 374 וישׁלך 7993 את 853 אבן 68 העפרת 5777 אל 413 פיה׃ 6310