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Isaiah 21:1 ←
The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land.
Isaiah 21:2 ←
A grievous vision is declared to me. The treacherous man deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Elam; attack! I have stopped all of Media’s sighing.
Isaiah 21:3 ←
Therefore my thighs are filled with anguish. Pains have seized me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am in so much pain that I can’t hear. I am so dismayed that I can’t see.
Isaiah 21:4 ←
My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling for me.
Isaiah 21:5 ←
They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield!
Isaiah 21:6 ←
For the Lord said to me, “Go, set a watchman. Let him declare what he sees.
Isaiah 21:7 ←
When he sees a troop, horsemen in pairs, a troop of donkeys, a troop of camels, he shall listen diligently with great attentiveness.”
Isaiah 21:8 ←
He cried like a lion: “Lord, I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and every night I stay at my post.
Isaiah 21:9 ←
Behold, here comes a troop of men, horsemen in pairs.” He answered, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the engraved images of her gods are broken to the ground.
Isaiah 21:10 ←
You are my threshing, and the grain of my floor!” That which I have heard from Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, I have declared to you.
Isaiah 21:11 ←
The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, “Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?”
Isaiah 21:12 ←
The watchman said, “The morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire. Come back again.”
Isaiah 21:13 ←
The burden on Arabia. You will lodge in the thickets in Arabia, you caravans of Dedanites.
Isaiah 21:14 ←
They brought water to him who was thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema met the fugitives with their bread.
For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the heat of battle.
Isaiah 21:16 ←
For the Lord said to me, “Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, all the glory of Kedar will fail,
Isaiah 21:17 ←
and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, will be few; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken it.”