Isaiah 21:5-9 NIV

5 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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6 This is what the Lord says to me: "Go, post a lookout3 and have him report what he sees.

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7 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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      8 And the lookouta6 shouted, "Day after day, my lord, I stand on the watchtower; every night I stay at my post.

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        • a 21:8 - Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac; Masoretic Text "A lion"
          9 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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