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And behold, here come riders,
    horsemen in pairs!”
And he answered,
    “Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
and all the images of her gods
    he has shattered to the ground.”
10 O my threshed and winnowed one,
    what I have heard from the Lord of hosts,
    the God of Israel, I announce to you.

11 The oracle concerning Dumah.
One is calling to me from Se′ir,
    “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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Footnotes

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

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