A Prophecy Against Cush

18 Woe(A) to the land of whirring wings[a]
    along the rivers of Cush,[b](B)

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  1. Isaiah 18:1 Or of locusts
  2. Isaiah 18:1 That is, the upper Nile region

which sends envoys(A) by sea
    in papyrus(B) boats over the water.

Go, swift messengers,
to a people tall and smooth-skinned,(C)
    to a people feared far and wide,
an aggressive(D) nation of strange speech,
    whose land is divided by rivers.(E)

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At that time gifts(A) will be brought to the Lord Almighty

from a people tall and smooth-skinned,(B)
    from a people feared(C) far and wide,
an aggressive nation of strange speech,
    whose land is divided by rivers(D)

the gifts will be brought to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the Lord Almighty.(E)

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