Prophecy Against Babylon
21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As
whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the
desert, from a terrible land.
21:2 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.
21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have
taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth:
I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the
seeing of it.
21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night
of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
21:5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat,
drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.
21:6 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, set a
watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
21:7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a
chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened
diligently with much heed:
21:8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually
upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward
21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a
couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is
fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he
hath broken unto the ground.
21:10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which
I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I
declared unto you.
A Prophecy Against Edom
21:11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir,
Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
21:12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the
night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.
A Prophecy Against
21:13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall
ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
21:14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to
him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him
21:15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword,
and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
21:16 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Within a year,
according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of
Kedar shall fail:
21:17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty
men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the
LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.