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—And behold, there cometh a chariot of men; horsemen by pairs. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor! What I have heard of Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.

11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

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Look, here comes a man in a chariot(A)
    with a team of horses.
And he gives back the answer:
    ‘Babylon(B) has fallen,(C) has fallen!
All the images of its gods(D)
    lie shattered(E) on the ground!’”

10 My people who are crushed on the threshing floor,(F)
    I tell you what I have heard
from the Lord Almighty,
    from the God of Israel.

A Prophecy Against Edom

11 A prophecy against Dumah[a]:(G)

Someone calls to me from Seir,(H)
    “Watchman, what is left of the night?
    Watchman, what is left of the night?”

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  1. Isaiah 21:11 Dumah, a wordplay on Edom, means silence or stillness.