18 How terrible it will be for the land beyond the rivers of Cush. It is filled with the sound of wings. 2 That land sends people across the sea. They go on the water in boats made of reeds.
Quick messengers, go to the people who are tall and smooth-skinned. They are feared everywhere. They are a powerful nation with strange speech. They defeat the other nations. Their land is divided by rivers.
3 All you people of the world, look! Everyone who lives in the world, look! You will see a banner raised on a mountain. You will hear a trumpet sound. 4 The Lord said to me, “I will quietly watch from where I live. I will be like heat in the sunshine. I will be like the dew in the heat of harvest time.” 5 The time will be after the flowers have bloomed and before the harvest. The new grapes will be budding and growing. Then the enemy will cut the plants with knives. He will cut down the vines and take them away. 6 They will be left for the birds of the mountains to eat. They will be left for the wild animals to eat. Birds will feed on them all summer. And that winter wild animals will eat them.
7 At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord of heaven’s armies. They will come from the people who are tall and smooth-skinned. They are feared everywhere. They are a powerful nation with strange speech. Their land is divided by rivers. These gifts will be brought to the place of the Lord of heaven’s armies. They will be brought to Mount Zion.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
For the best Bible Gateway experience, consider an upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus. For less than the cost of a latte each month, you'll get reduced banner ads and a huge digital Bible study library. Try it free for 30 days!