Isaiah 21:8-17 NIV

8 And the lookouta1 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 chariot2 with a team of horses. And he gives back the answer: 'Babylon3 has fallen,4 has fallen! All the images of its gods5 lie shattered6 on the ground!' "

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      10 O my people, crushed on the threshing floor,7 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:8 Someone calls to me from Seir,9 "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 oracle10 concerning Arabia:11 You caravans of Dedanites,12 who camp in the thickets of Arabia,

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          14 bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema,13 bring food for the fugitives.

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          15 They flee14 from the sword,15 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 contract16 would count it, all the pomp17 of Kedar18 will come to an end.

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          17 The survivors of the bowmen, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.19" The LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.20

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