Prophecy Against Cush
18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is
beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels
of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift
messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people
terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out
and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the
earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the
mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
18:4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and
I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon
herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
18:5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and
the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut
off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut
down the branches.
18:6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the
mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls
shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth
shall winter upon them.
18:7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the
LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a
people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation
meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have
spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the