Which sends envoys by the sea,
Even in (A)papyrus vessels on the surface of the waters.
Go, swift messengers, to a nation [a](B)tall and smooth,
To a people (C)feared [b]far and wide,
A powerful and oppressive nation
Whose land the rivers divide.
(D)All you inhabitants of the world and dwellers on earth,
As soon as a standard is raised on the mountains, (E)you will see it,
And as soon as the trumpet is blown, you will hear it.

For thus the Lord has told me,

“I will look [c]from My (F)dwelling place quietly
Like dazzling heat in the [d](G)sunshine,
Like a cloud of (H)dew in the heat of harvest.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 18:2 Lit drawn out
  2. Isaiah 18:2 Lit from it and beyond
  3. Isaiah 18:4 Lit in
  4. Isaiah 18:4 Lit light

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