Isaiah 21:11-12

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?”
12 The watchman replies, “Morning is coming, but also the night. If you would ask, then ask; and come back yet again.”

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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