Isaiah 21:11-17 NIV

A Prophecy Against Edom

11 An oracle concerning Dumaha:1 Someone calls to me from Seir,2 "Watchman, what is left of the night? Watchman, what is left of the night?"

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    • b 21:11 - "Dumah" means "silence" or "stillness," a wordplay on "Edom."
      12 The watchman replies, "Morning is coming, but also the night. If you would ask, then ask; and come back yet again."

      A Prophecy Against Arabia

      13 An oracle3 concerning Arabia:4 You caravans of Dedanites,5 who camp in the thickets of Arabia,

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      14 bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema,6 bring food for the fugitives.

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      15 They flee7 from the sword,8 from the drawn sword, from the bent bow and from the heat of battle.

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      16 This is what the Lord says to me: "Within one year, as a servant bound by contract9 would count it, all the pomp10 of Kedar11 will come to an end.

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      17 The survivors of the bowmen, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.12" The LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.13

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