A grievousavision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously , and the spoilerspoileth . Go up , O Elam:besiege , O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease .
Therefore are my loinsfilled with pain:pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth : I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
My heartbpanted , fearfulnessaffrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
5Prepare the table,watch in the watchtower,eat , drink : arise , ye princes, and anoint the shield.6
For thus hath the Lordsaid unto me, Go , set a watchman , let him declare what he seeth .
And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkeneddiligently with muchheed:8
And he cried , A lion: My lord, I standcontinually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:9
And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said , Babylon is fallen , is fallen ; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.10
O my threshing, and the cornc of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir,Watchman , what of the night?Watchman , what of the night?12
The watchmansaid , The morningcometh , and also the night: if ye will enquire , enquire ye: return , come .