Isaiah 21:6-11 NIV

6 This is what the Lord says to me: "Go, post a lookout1 and have him report what he sees.

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7 When he sees chariots2 with teams of horses, riders on donkeys or riders on camels,3 let him be alert, fully alert."

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      8 And the lookouta4 shouted, "Day after day, my lord, I stand on the watchtower; every night I stay at my post.

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        • a 21:8 - Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac; Masoretic Text "A lion"
          9 Look, here comes a man in a chariot5 with a team of horses. And he gives back the answer: 'Babylon6 has fallen,7 has fallen! All the images of its gods8 lie shattered9 on the ground!' "

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          10 O my people, crushed on the threshing floor,10 I tell you what I have heard from the LORD Almighty, from the God of Israel.

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          A Prophecy Against Edom

          11 An oracle concerning Dumahb:11 Someone calls to me from Seir,12 "Watchman, what is left of the night? Watchman, what is left of the night?"

          References for Isaiah 21:11

            • b 21:11 - "Dumah" means "silence" or "stillness," a wordplay on "Edom."