Isaiah 21:11

A Prophecy Against Edom

11 A prophecy against Dumah[a] : Someone calls to me from Seir, “Watchman, what is left of the night? Watchman, what is left of the night?”

Isaiah 21:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
ESV
11 The oracle concerning Dumah. One is calling to me from Seir, "Watchman, what time of the night? Watchman, what time of the night?"
NLT
11 This message came to me concerning Edom : Someone from Edom keeps calling to me, “Watchman, how much longer until morning? When will the night be over?”
MSG
11 A Message concerning Edom: A voice calls to me from the Seir mountains in Edom, "Night watchman! How long till daybreak? How long will this night last?"
CSB
11 An oracle against Dumah: One calls to me from Seir, "Watchman, what is [left] of the night? Watchman, what is [left] of the night?"

Isaiah 21:11 In-Context

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 people who are crushed on the threshing floor, I tell you what I have heard from the LORD Almighty, from the God of Israel.
11 A prophecy against Dumah : Someone calls to me from Seir, “Watchman, what is left of the night? Watchman, what is left of the night?”
12 The watchman replies, “Morning is coming, but also the night. If you would ask, then ask; and come back yet again.”
13 A prophecy against Arabia: You caravans of Dedanites, who camp in the thickets of Arabia,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 25:14; S Isaiah 34:11
  • 2. Genesis 32:3

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. "Dumah" , a wordplay on "Edom" , means "silence" or "stillness."
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