A Message concerning Arabia: You'll have to camp out in the desert badlands, you caravans of Dedanites.
Haul water to the thirsty, greet fugitives with bread. Show your desert hospitality, you who live in Tema.
The desert's swarming with refugees escaping the horrors of war.
The Master told me, "Hang on. Within one year - I'll sign a contract on it! - the arrogant brutality of Kedar, those hooligans of the desert, will be over,
nothing much left of the Kedar toughs." The God of Israel says so.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)