18 Alas, oh land of whirring wings Which lies beyond the rivers of [a]Cush, 2 Which sends envoys by the sea, Even in papyrus vessels on the surface of the waters. Go, swift messengers, to a nation [b]tall and smooth, To a people feared [c]far and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation Whose land the rivers divide. 3 All you inhabitants of the world and dwellers on earth, As soon as a standard is raised on the mountains, you will see it, And as soon as the trumpet is blown, you will hear it.
4 For thus the Lord has told me,
“I will look [d]from My dwelling place quietly Like dazzling heat in the [e]sunshine, Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” 5 For before the harvest, as soon as the bud [f]blossoms And the flower becomes a ripening grape, Then He will cut off the sprigs with pruning knives And remove and cut away the spreading branches. 6 They will be left together for mountain birds of prey, And for the beasts of the earth; And the birds of prey will spend the summer feeding on them, And all the beasts of the earth will spend harvest time on them. 7 At that time a gift of homage will be brought to the Lord of hosts [g]From a people [h]tall and smooth, Even from a people feared [i]far and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation, Whose land the rivers divide— To the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, even Mount Zion.
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