Yeshayahu 21

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Yeshayahu (Book of Isaiah), Chapter 21

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweeping on, it cometh from the wilderness, from a dreadful land.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 A grievous vision is declared unto me: 'The treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam! besiege, O Media! All the sighing thereof have I made to cease.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 Therefore are my loins filled with convulsion; pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman in travail; I am bent so that I cannot hear; I am affrighted so that I cannot see.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 My heart is bewildered, terror hath overwhelmed me; the twilight that I longed for hath been turned for me into trembling.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 They prepare the table, they light the lamps, they eat, they drink--' Rise up, ye princes, anoint the shield.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 For thus hath the L-rd said unto me: Go, set a watchman; let him declare what he seeth!

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 And when he seeth a troop, horsemen by pairs, a troop of asses, a troop of camels, he shall hearken diligently with much heed.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 And he cried as a lion: 'Upon the watch-tower, O L-rd, I stand continually in the daytime, and I am set in my ward all the nights.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 And, behold, there came a troop of men, horsemen by pairs. And he spoke and said: 'Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the graven images of her gods are broken unto the ground.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 O thou my threshing, and the winnowing of my floor, that which I have heard from HaShem of hosts, the G-d of Israel, have I declared unto you.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 The burden of Dumah. One calleth unto me out of Seir: 'Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?'

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 The watchman said: 'The morning cometh, and also the night--if ye will inquire, inquire ye; return, come.'

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 The burden upon Arabia. In the thickets in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye caravans of Dedanites.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 Unto him that is thirsty bring ye water! The inhabitants of the land of Tema did meet the fugitive with his bread.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'16 For thus hath the L-rd said unto me: 'Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000010-QINU`"'17 and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished; for HaShem, the G-d of Israel, hath spoken it.'

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