Isaiah 21:1–12

The aburden of bthe desert of cthe sea.

As dwhirlwinds in the south pass through;

So eit cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.

A grievous vision is declared unto me;

fgThe treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and fthe spoiler spoileth.

Go up, hO Elam: besiege, iO Media;

All the sighing thereof khave I made to cease.

Therefore lare my loins filled with pain:

mPangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth:

I was nbowed down at the hearing of it;

I was dismayed at the seeing of it.

||My heart panted, ofearfulness affrighted me:

pThe night of my qpleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

rPrepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink:

Arise, ye princes, and sanoint the shield.

For thus hath the Lord said unto me,

Go, set a watchman,

Let him declare what he seeth.

And he saw ta chariot with ua couple of horsemen,

A chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels;

And he hearkened vdiligently with much vheed:

And ||he cried, A lion:

My lord, wI stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime,

And wI am set in my ward ||whole nights:

And, behold, here cometh ta chariot of men, with ua couple of horsemen.

And he answered and said,

xBabylon is fallen, is fallen;

And yall the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

10  O my zthreshing, and the corn of amy floor:

That which I have heard of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,

Have I declared unto you.

11  The bburden of cDumah.

He calleth to me out of dSeir,

Watchman, what of the night?

Watchman, what of the night?

12  The watchman said,

The morning cometh, and also the night:

If ye will inquire, inquire ye:

Return, ecome.

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