Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Isaiah 21:1-10 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
Holman Christian Standard (CSB) New International Version (NIV)
1 An oracle against the desert by the sea: Like storms that pass over the Negev, it comes from the desert, from the land of terror. 1 An oracle concerning the Desert by the Sea: Like whirlwinds sweeping through the southland, an invader comes from the desert, from a land of terror.
2 A troubling vision is declared to me: "The treacherous one acts treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Advance, Elam! Lay siege, you Medes! I will put an end to all her groaning." 2 A dire vision has been shown to me: The traitor betrays, the looter takes loot. Elam, attack! Media, lay siege! I will bring to an end all the groaning she caused.
3 Therefore I am filled with anguish. Pain grips me, like the pain of a woman in labor. I am too perplexed to hear, too dismayed to see. 3 At this my body is racked with pain, pangs seize me, like those of a woman in labor; I am staggered by what I hear, I am bewildered by what I see.
4 My heart staggers; horror terrifies me. He has turned my last glimmer of hope into sheer terror. 4 My heart falters, fear makes me tremble; the twilight I longed for has become a horror to me.
5 Prepare a table, and spread out a carpet! Eat and drink! Rise up, you princes, and oil the shields! 5 They set the tables, they spread the rugs, they eat, they drink! Get up, you officers, oil the shields!
6 For the Lord has said to me, "Go, post a lookout; let him report what he sees. 6 This is what the Lord says to me: "Go, post a lookout and have him report what he sees.
7 When he sees riders- pairs of horsemen, riders on donkeys, riders on camels- pay close attention." 7 When he sees chariots with teams of horses, riders on donkeys or riders on camels, let him be alert, fully alert."
8 Then the lookout reported, "Lord, I stand on the watchtower all day, and I stay at my post all night. 8 And the lookout shouted, "Day after day, my lord, I stand on the watchtower; every night I stay at my post.
9 Look, riders come- horsemen in pairs." And he answered, saying, "Babylon has fallen, has fallen. All the idols of her gods have been shattered on the ground." 9 Look, here comes a man in a chariot with a team of horses. And he gives back the answer: 'Babylon has fallen, has fallen! All the images of its gods lie shattered on the ground!' "
10 My downtrodden and threshed people, I have declared to you what I have heard from the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel. 10 O my people, crushed on the threshing floor, I tell you what I have heard from the LORD Almighty, from the God of Israel.