Isaiah 18

1God threateneth to destroy the Ethiopians. 7An access will from thence be made to the church.

1WOE to the aland shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of 1Ethiopia:

1Or, Cush. Ge. 10.6.

a ch. 20.3-5; 37.9. Eze. 30.4-9. ch. 8.8. Zep. 2.12; 3.10. 2Ki. 19.9.

2That sendeth bambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying , Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation 2scattered and peeled, to a people cterrible from their beginning *hitherto; 3a nation dmeted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have 4spoiled!

2Or, outspread and polished.

*hitherto-until now, before.

3Or, a nation that meteth out and treadeth down. Heb. a nation of line, line, and treading under foot.

4Or, despised.

b Eze. 30.9. v.7. c 2Ch. 12.3; 14.9; 16.8. Ge. 10.8,9. De. 28.50. d ch. 20.4; 17.12; 8.7,8; 28.2,3,17.

3eAll ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when fhe lifteth up an *ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

*ensign-flag, banner, esp. a military one.

e ch. 1.2. Je. 22.29. Ps. 49.1,2. Mi. 6.2. f ch. 5.26; 7.18; 13.2,4; 10.32. Je. 50.2; 51.27.

4For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will 5consider in my dwelling place glike a clear heat 6upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

5Or, regard my set dwelling. Zec. 2.13. Ps. 68.5.

6Or, after rain.

g 2Sa. 23.4. Ps. 72.6.

5For h*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.


h 1Th. 5.3. Job 15.33. ch. 30.13,14. 2Ki. 19. Je. 46.3-10. ch. 37; 9.14.

6iThey 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.

i Eze. 30.5; 39.17-20. Re. 19.17,18. ch. 14.19. Je. 7.33; 15.3; 19.7.

7ΒΆjIn that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people 7scattered 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 kthe place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

7Or, outspread and polished, v.2.

*hitherto-until now.

j 2Ch. 32.23. Ps. 72.10; 68.31; 87.4. Zep. 3.10. ch. 16.1; 45.14. Ac. 8.27-29. ch. 19.18-21. k Ps. 68.29. ch. 60.6,9. Mi. 4.13. Zec. 14.16-18.