1 Alas, oh land of whirring wings
Even in apapyrus vessels on the surface of the waters.
A powerful and oppressive nation
Whose land the rivers divide.
3 aAll you inhabitants of the world and dwellers on earth,
As soon as a standard is raised on the mountains, byou will see it,
And as soon as the trumpet is blown, you will hear it.
Like a cloud of cdew in the heat of harvest.”
And the flower becomes a ripening grape,
Then He will cut off the sprigs with pruning knives
And remove and cut away the spreading branches.
6 They will be left together for mountain birds aof prey,
And for the beasts of the earth;
And the birds of prey will spend the summer feeding on them,
And all the beasts of the earth will spend harvest time on them.
Even from a people feared 3far and wide,
A powerful and oppressive nation,
Whose land the rivers divide—
To the bplace of the name of the Lord of hosts, even Mount Zion.
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