The [mournful, inspired] oracle (a burden to be carried) concerning Dumah (Edom): Someone keeps calling to me from Seir (Edom), “Watchman, what is left of the night [of Assyrian oppression]? Watchman, what is left of the night? [How long until morning?]”
The mournful, inspired prediction (a burden to be lifted up) concerning Dumah (Edom): One calls to me from Seir (Edom), Watchman, what of the night? [How far is it spent? How long till morning?] Guardian, what of the night?
This is a ·message [prophecy; oracle; burden] about Dumah [C another name for Edom, meaning “silence” or “stillness”]: Someone calls to me from ·Edom [L Seir], “Watchman, how much of the night is left? Watchman, how much longer will it be night?”
A Message concerning Edom: A voice calls to me from the Seir mountains in Edom, “Night watchman! How long till daybreak? How long will this night last?” The night watchman calls back, “Morning’s coming, But for now it’s still night. If you ask me again, I’ll give the same answer.”
The burden of Dumah. It crieth from Seir to me, Keeper, what hour of the night? keeper, what hour of the night? (The burden of Dumah. He calleth out to me from Seir, Watchman, what hour is it? watchman, what time is it?)
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