Add parallel Print Page Options

Watchman, Pay Attention!

21 The burden of the desert by the sea:

As windstorms sweep over the South,
so it comes from the desert,
    a terrifying land.
A harsh vision has been shown to me:
“The traitor betrays, and the plunderer plunders.
Go up, Elam! Besiege, Media!
I have put an end to all her groaning.”
Therefore my body is filled with pain.
Pangs have taken hold of me like the pangs of a woman in labor.
I am bewildered by what I hear,
    terrified by what I see.

Read full chapter