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        It sends messengers by sea
            in boats made of reeds
                skimming over the surface of the water.
        Go, swift messengers, to a tall and smooth-skinned people,
            a people who are feared far and near,
            a strong and aggressive nation,
                whose land is divided by rivers.
Look when someone raises a flag on the mountains.
Listen when someone blows a ram’s horn,
        all you inhabitants of the world who live on the earth.

This is what the Lord says to me:

I will keep quiet and watch from my dwelling place.
    My presence will be like scorching heat in the sunshine,
        like heavy dew in the heat of the harvest.

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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)

All you people of the world,(F)
    you who live on the earth,
when a banner(G) is raised on the mountains,
    you will see it,
and when a trumpet(H) sounds,
    you will hear it.
This is what the Lord says to me:
    “I will remain quiet(I) and will look on from my dwelling place,(J)
like shimmering heat in the sunshine,(K)
    like a cloud of dew(L) in the heat of harvest.”

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