The Book ofIsaiahChapter 21
Isaiah – Chapter 21:1
1The oracle concerning the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in theNegebsweepon, it comes from the wilderness, from a terrible land.
Isaiah – Chapter 21:2
2A stern vision is told to me; the traitor betrays, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, O Elam; lay siege, O Media; all the sighing she has caused I bring to an end.
Isaiah – Chapter 21:3-4
3Therefore my loins are filled with anguish; pangs have seized me,like the pangs of a woman in labor;I am bowed down so that I cannot hear; I am dismayed so that I cannot see.4My heart staggers; horror has appalled me; the twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.
Isaiah – Chapter 21:5-6
5They prepare the table, they spread the rugs, they eat, they drink. Arise, O princes; oil the shield!6For thus the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman; let him announce what he sees.
Isaiah – Chapter 21:7-8
7When he sees riders, horsemen in pairs, riders on donkeys, riders on camels, let him listen diligently,very diligently.”8Then he who saw cried out: “Upon a watchtower I stand, O Lord, continually by day,and at my post I am stationedwhole nights.
Isaiah – Chapter 21:9-10
9And behold, here come riders,horsemen in pairs!” And he answered, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon;and all the carved images of her godshe has shattered to the ground.”10O my threshed and winnowed one, what I have heard from the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, I announce to you.
Isaiah – Chapter 21:11-12
11The oracle concerningDumah.One is calling to me fromSeir,“Watchman, what time of the night?Watchman, what time of the night?”12The watchman says: “Morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire; come back again.”
Isaiah – Chapter 21:13-15
13The oracle concerning Arabia. In the thickets in Arabia you will lodge, O caravans ofDedanites.14To the thirsty bring water; meet the fugitive with bread, O inhabitants of the land ofTema.15For they have fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the press of battle.
Isaiah – Chapter 21:16-17
16For thus the Lord said to me, “Within a year, according to the years of a hired worker, all the glory ofKedarwill come to an end.17And the remainder of the archers of the mighty men of the sons ofKedarwill be few, for the Lord, the God of Israel, has spoken.”
Isaiah – Chapter 21
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