1Woe to the landshadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:2
That sendethambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushesupon the waters, saying, Go , ye swiftmessengers, to a nationscattereda and peeled , to a peopleterrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled !
All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth,see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet,hear ye.
For so the LORDsaid unto me, I will take my rest , and I will considerb in my dwelling place like a clearheat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.5
For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect , and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.6
They shall be lefttogether unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a peoplescatteredc and peeled , and from a peopleterrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled , to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mountZion.