Isaiah 18 NAS

Message to Ethiopia

1 Alas, oh land of whirring wings Which lies beyond * the rivers of 1Cush,

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2 Which sends envoys by the sea, Even in 2papyrus vessels on the surface of the waters. Go, swift messengers, to a nation 3tall and smooth, To a people 4feared far * and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation Whose land the rivers divide.

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    • b 18:2 - Lit "drawn out"
    • c 18:2 - Lit "from it and beyond"
      3 5All you inhabitants of the world and dwellers on earth, As soon as a standard is raised on the mountains, 6you will see it, And as soon as the trumpet is blown, you will hear it.

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      4 For thus the LORD has told me, "I will look from My 7dwelling place quietly Like dazzling heat in the 8sunshine, Like a cloud of 9dew in the heat of harvest."

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        • d 18:4 - Lit "in"
        • e 18:4 - Lit "light"
          5 For 10before the harvest, as soon as the bud blossoms And the flower becomes a ripening grape, Then He will cut off the sprigs with pruning knives And remove and cut away the spreading branches.

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          6 They will be left together for mountain birds 11of prey, And for the beasts of the earth; And the birds of prey will spend the summer feeding on them, And all the beasts of the earth will spend harvest time on them.

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          7 At that time a gift of homage will be brought to the LORD of hosts From a 12people tall and smooth, Even from a people feared far * and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation, Whose land the rivers divide - To the 13place of the name of the LORD of hosts, even Mount Zion.

          References for Isaiah 18:7

            • g 18:7 - So with some ancient versions and DSS; M.T. implies "Consisting of a people"
            • h 18:7 - Lit "drawn out"
            • i 18:7 - Lit "from it and beyond"