THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 18 ©
WOE1 to the land 2shadowing 3with wings, 4which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
5That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even 6in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye 7swift messengers, to a nation 8scattered and peeled, to a people terrible 9from their beginning hitherto; a nation 10meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
11All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, 12see ye, when 13he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
For so the LORD said unto me, 14I 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.
15For 16afore 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.
17They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall 18summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
¶ 19In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of 20a people scattered and peeled, and 21from 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 mount Zion.