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14 When you happen to meet[a] the thirsty, bring water.
    Inhabitants of the land of Tema came to meet the fugitive with his bread.
15 For they have fled from the swords,
    from the drawn sword and the bent bow,
    and from the heaviness of the battle.

16 For the Lord said this to me:

In one more year,[b] like the years of a hired worker,

all the glory of Kedar will come to an end.

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  1. Isaiah 21:14 Literally “Toward encountering”
  2. Isaiah 21:16 Literally “In yet a year”

14     bring water for the thirsty;
you who live in Tema,(A)
    bring food for the fugitives.
15 They flee(B) from the sword,(C)
    from the drawn sword,
from the bent bow
    and from the heat of battle.

16 This is what the Lord says to me: “Within one year, as a servant bound by contract(D) would count it, all the splendor(E) of Kedar(F) will come to an end.

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