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Isaiah 21:9-11 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Look. I see a man coming in a chariot
    with a team of horses.”
The man gives back the answer,
    “Babylon has fallen. It has fallen!
All the statues of her gods
    lie broken on the ground.”

10 My people are crushed like grain on the threshing floor.
    My people, I tell you what I have heard from the Lord.
He is the Lord of heaven’s armies,
    the God of Israel.

God’s Message to Edom

11 The message about Dumah:[a]

Someone calls to me from Edom.
    He says, “Watchman, how much of the night is left?
    Watchman, how much longer will it be night?”


  1. 21:11 Dumah Another name for Edom.
International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Isaiah 21:9-11 New International Version (NIV)

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

10 My people who are crushed on the threshing floor,
    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]:

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


  1. Isaiah 21:11 Dumah, a wordplay on Edom, means silence or stillness.
New International Version (NIV)

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