GOD’S WORD Translation
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.