THE FLYIG ROLL.
FRED. W. KRUMMACHER, D. D.,
ZECH. V. 1 4.Then I turned, and lift up mine eyes, and looked, and beholda flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou ?And I answered, I see a flying roll j the length thereof istwenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Thensaid he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth overthe face of the whole earth : for every one that stealethshall be cut off as on this side according to it ; and everyone that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side, accord-ing to it. I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, andit shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the houseof him that sweareth falsely by my name : and it shall re-main in the midst of his house, and shall consume it, withthe timber thereof, and the stones thereof.The voice of Zechariah resounds from the ruinsof Jerusalem. He prophesied at the period whenIsrael, scarcely returned from Babylonish captivity,was occupied with the rebuilding of the.desolatedcity and the ruined temple. The strength of thepeople was broken as it had never been before, anda melancholy feeling pervaded every breast, not-withstanding their regained liberty. But the Lorddid not forget his son Judah, and sent him, amongst6 THE FLYIG ROLL.Other messengers of peace, the golden-mouthedZeehariah, who almost exclusively prophesied