They set the tables, they spread the rugs, they eat, they drink!1 Get up, you officers, oil the shields!2
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This is what the Lord says to me: "Go, post a lookout3 and have him report what he sees.
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When he sees chariots4 with teams of horses, riders on donkeys or riders on camels,5 let him be alert, fully alert."
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And the lookout6 shouted, "Day after day, my lord, I stand on the watchtower; every night I stay at my post.
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Look, here comes a man in a chariot7 with a team of horses. And he gives back the answer: 'Babylon8 has fallen,9 has fallen! All the images of its gods10 lie shattered11 on the ground!' "
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O my people, crushed on the threshing floor,12 I tell you what I have heard from the LORD Almighty, from the God of Israel.
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An oracle concerning Dumah:13 Someone calls to me from Seir,14 "Watchman, what is left of the night? Watchman, what is left of the night?"
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The watchman replies, "Morning is coming, but also the night. If you would ask, then ask; and come back yet again."
An oracle15 concerning Arabia:16 You caravans of Dedanites,17 who camp in the thickets of Arabia,
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bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema,18 bring food for the fugitives.
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They flee19 from the sword,20 from the drawn sword, from the bent bow and from the heat of battle.
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