Zechariah 5:2

NET ©

Someone asked me, “What do you see?” I replied, “I see a flying scroll thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide.”

NIV ©

He asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a flying scroll, thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide."

NASB ©

And he said to me, "What do you see?" And I answered, "I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits."

NLT ©

"What do you see?" the angel asked. "I see a flying scroll," I replied. "It appears to be about thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide."

MSG ©

The Messenger-Angel said to me, "What do you see now?" I said, "I see a book flying, a huge book--thirty feet long and fifteen wide!"

BBE ©

And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, A roll going through the air; it is twenty cubits long and ten cubits wide.

NRSV ©

And he said to me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a flying scroll; its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits."

NKJV ©

And he said to me, "What do you see?" So I answered, "I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits."

KJV
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, What seest
<07200> (8802)
thou? And I answered
<0559> (8799)_,
I see
<07200> (8802)
a flying
<05774> (8802)
roll
<04039>_;
the length
<0753>
thereof [is] twenty
<06242>
cubits
<0520>_,
and the breadth
<07341>
thereof ten
<06235>
cubits
<0520>_.
HEBREW
hmab
<0520>
rve
<06235>
hbxrw
<07341>
hmab
<0520>
Myrve
<06242>
hkra
<0753>
hpe
<05774>
hlgm
<04039>
har
<07200>
yna
<0589>
rmaw
<0559>
har
<07200>
hta
<0859>
hm
<04100>
yla
<0413>
rmayw (5:2)
<0559>
LXXM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
eipen
 
V-AAI-3S
prov
<4314>  
PREP
me
<1473>  
P-AS
ti
<5100>  
I-ASN
su
<4771>  
P-NS
blepeiv
<991>  
V-PAI-2S
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
eipa
 
V-AAI-1S
egw
<1473>  
P-NS
orw
<3708>  
V-PAI-1S
drepanon
<1407>  
N-ASN
petomenon
<4072>  
V-PMPAS
mhkov
<3372>  
N-ASN
phcewn
<4083>  
N-GPM
eikosi
<1501>  
N-NUI
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
platov
<4114>  
N-ASN
phcewn
<4083>  
N-GPM
deka
<1176>  
N-NUI
NET © [draft] ITL
Someone
<05774>
asked
<0559>
me
<0413>
, “What
<04100>
do you
<0859>
see
<07200>
?” I replied
<0559>
, “I
<0589>
see
<07200>
a flying
<05774>
scroll
<04039>
thirty feet
<0520>

<06242>
long
<0753>
and fifteen feet
<0520>

<06235>
wide
<07341>
.”
NET © Notes

tn Heb “twenty cubits…ten cubits” (so NAB, NRSV). These dimensions (“thirty feet long and fifteen feet wide”) can hardly be referring to the scroll when unrolled since that would be all out of proportion to the normal ratio, in which the scroll would be 10 to 15 times as long as it was wide. More likely, the scroll is 15 feet thick when rolled, a hyperbole expressing the enormous amount and the profound significance of the information it contains.