Chapter 21

ISA.21:1 The burden against the Wilderness of the Sea. As whirlwinds in the South pass through, So it comes from the desert, from a terrible land.
ISA.21:2 A distressing vision is declared to me; The treacherous dealer deals treacherously, And the plunderer plunders. Go up, O Elam! Besiege, O Media! All its sighing I have made to cease.
ISA.21:3 Therefore my loins are filled with pain; Pangs have taken hold of me, like the pangs of a woman in labor. I was distressed when I heard it; I was dismayed when I saw it.
ISA.21:4 My heart wavered, fearfulness frightened me; The night for which I longed He turned into fear for me.
ISA.21:5 Prepare the table, Set a watchman in the tower, Eat and drink. Arise, you princes, Anoint the shield!
ISA.21:6 For thus has the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman, Let him declare what he sees.”
ISA.21:7 And he saw a chariot with a pair of horsemen, A chariot of donkeys, and a chariot of camels, And he listened earnestly with great care.
ISA.21:8 Then he cried, “A lion, my Lord! I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime; I have sat at my post every night.
ISA.21:9 And look, here comes a chariot of men with a pair of horsemen!” Then he answered and said, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen! And all the carved images of her gods He has broken to the ground.”
ISA.21:10 Oh, my threshing and the grain of my floor! That which I have heard from the LORD of hosts, The God of Israel, I have declared to you.
ISA.21:11 The burden against Dumah. He calls to me out of Seir, “Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?”
ISA.21:12 The watchman said, “The morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire; Return! Come back!”
ISA.21:13 The burden against Arabia. In the forest in Arabia you will lodge, O you traveling companies of Dedanites.
ISA.21:14 O inhabitants of the land of Tema, Bring water to him who is thirsty; With their bread they met him who fled.
ISA.21:15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, From the bent bow, and from the distress of war.
ISA.21:16 For thus the Lord has said to me: “Within a year, according to the year of a hired man, all the glory of Kedar will fail;
ISA.21:17 “and the remainder of the number of archers, the mighty men of the people of Kedar, will be diminished; for the LORD God of Israel has spoken it.”

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