Isaiah 21:9-17 NIV

9 Look, here comes a man in a chariot1 with a team of horses. And he gives back the answer: 'Babylon2 has fallen,3 has fallen! All the images of its gods4 lie shattered5 on the ground!' "

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10 O my people, crushed on the threshing floor,6 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 Dumaha:7 Someone calls to me from Seir,8 "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 oracle9 concerning Arabia:10 You caravans of Dedanites,11 who camp in the thickets of Arabia,

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      14 bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema,12 bring food for the fugitives.

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      15 They flee13 from the sword,14 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 contract15 would count it, all the pomp16 of Kedar17 will come to an end.

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      17 The survivors of the bowmen, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.18" The LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.19

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