Isaiah 21:7-17 NIV

7 When he sees chariots1 with teams of horses, riders on donkeys or riders on camels,2 let him be alert, fully alert."

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      8 And the lookouta3 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 chariot4 with a team of horses. And he gives back the answer: 'Babylon5 has fallen,6 has fallen! All the images of its gods7 lie shattered8 on the ground!' "

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          10 O my people, crushed on the threshing floor,9 I tell you what I have heard from the LORD Almighty, from the God of Israel.

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          A Prophecy Against Edom

          11 An oracle concerning Dumahb:10 Someone calls to me from Seir,11 "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 oracle12 concerning Arabia:13 You caravans of Dedanites,14 who camp in the thickets of Arabia,

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              14 bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema,15 bring food for the fugitives.

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              15 They flee16 from the sword,17 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 contract18 would count it, all the pomp19 of Kedar20 will come to an end.

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              17 The survivors of the bowmen, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.21" The LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.22

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