This is a message about Arabia. People of Dedan, you whose caravans camp in the barren country of Arabia,
give water to the thirsty people who come to you. You people of the land of Tema, give food to the refugees.
People are fleeing to escape from swords that are ready to kill them, from bows that are ready to shoot, from all the dangers of war.
Then the Lord said to me, "In exactly one year the greatness of the tribes of Kedar will be at an end.
The archers are the bravest warriors of Kedar, but few of them will be left. I, the Lord God of Israel, have spoken."