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Isaiah 18:2-4 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Sending ambassadors by sea,
    in papyrus boats on the waters!
Go, swift messengers,
    to a nation tall and bronzed,
To a people dreaded near and far,
    a nation strong and conquering,
    whose land is washed by rivers.
[a]All you who inhabit the world,
    who dwell on earth,
When the signal is raised on the mountain, look!
    When the trumpet blows, listen!
For thus says the Lord to me:
    I will be quiet, looking on from where I dwell,
Like the shimmering heat in sunshine,
    like a cloud of dew at harvest time.


  1. 18:3–6 A more general address but probably relating to the same topic. The Lord will not act at once, but later there will be a “harvest” of terrible destruction, probably directed against Assyria (cf. 14:24–27).
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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