Parallel Bible results for Isaiah 21:1-10

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Isaiah 21:1-10

MSG 1 A Message concerning the desert at the sea: As tempests drive through the Negev Desert, coming out of the desert, that terror-filled place, NIV 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. MSG 2 A hard vision is given me: The betrayer betrayed, the plunderer plundered. Attack, Elam! Lay siege, Media! Persians, attack! Attack, Babylon! I'll put an end to all the moaning and groaning. NIV 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. MSG 3 Because of this news I'm doubled up in pain, writhing in pain like a woman having a baby, Baffled by what I hear, undone by what I see. NIV 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. MSG 4 Absolutely stunned, horror-stricken, I had hoped for a relaxed evening, but it has turned into a nightmare. NIV 4 My heart falters, fear makes me tremble; the twilight I longed for has become a horror to me. MSG 5 The banquet is spread, the guests reclining in luxurious ease, Eating and drinking, having a good time, and then, "To arms, princes! The fight is on!" NIV 5 They set the tables, they spread the rugs, they eat, they drink! Get up, you officers, oil the shields! MSG 6 The Master told me, "Go, post a lookout. Have him report whatever he spots. NIV 6 This is what the Lord says to me: "Go, post a lookout and have him report what he sees. MSG 7 When he sees horses and wagons in battle formation, lines of donkeys and columns of camels, Tell him to keep his ear to the ground, note every whisper, every rumor." NIV 7 When he sees chariots with teams of horses, riders on donkeys or riders on camels, let him be alert, fully alert." MSG 8 Just then, the lookout shouted, "I'm at my post, Master, Sticking to my post day after day and all through the night! NIV 8 And the lookout shouted, "Day after day, my lord, I stand on the watchtower; every night I stay at my post. MSG 9 I watched them come, the horses and wagons in battle formation. I heard them call out the war news in headlines: 'Babylon fallen! Fallen! And all its precious god-idols smashed to pieces on the ground.'" NIV 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!' " MSG 10 Dear Israel, you've been through a lot, you've been put through the mill. The good news I get from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel, I now pass on to you. NIV 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.