1Alas, oh land of whirringwingsWhich lies beyond the rivers of a1Cush,
Which sendsenvoys by the sea, Even in 2papyrusvessels on the surface of the waters. Go, swiftmessengers, to a nationb3tall and smooth, To a people4fearedcfar and wide, A powerful and oppressivenationWhoseland the riversdivide.
35All 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.
For thus the LORD has told me, "I will lookdfrom My 7dwellingplacequietly Like dazzlingheat in the e8sunshine, Like a cloud of 9dew in the heat of harvest."
For 10before the harvest, as soon as the budfblossoms And the flowerbecomes a ripeninggrape, Then He will cutoff the sprigs with pruningknives And remove and cutaway the spreadingbranches.
They will be lefttogether for mountainbirds11of 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 spendharvesttime on them.
At that time a gift of homage will be brought to the LORD of hostsgFrom a 12peoplehtall and smooth, Even from a peoplefearedifar and wide, A powerful and oppressivenation, Whoseland the riversdivide - To the 13place of the name of the LORD of hosts, even MountZion.