NASB — Isaiah 21 — KJV

God Commands That Babylon Be Taken

1 The Iaoracle concerning the IIbwilderness of the sea.
  As cwindstorms in the IIINegev sweep on,
  It comes from the wilderness, from a terrifying land.
  2 A aharsh vision has been shown to me;
  The btreacherous one [still] deals treacherously, and the destroyer [still] destroys.
  Go up, cElam, lay siege, Media;
  I have made an end of all Ithe groaning she has caused.
  3 For this reason my aloins are full of anguish;
  Pains have seized me like the pains of a bwoman in labor.
  I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see.
  4 My Imind reels, IIhorror overwhelms me;
  The twilight I longed for has been aturned for me into trembling.
  5 They aset the table, they Ispread out the cloth, they eat, they drink;
  “Rise up, captains, oil the shields,”
6 For thus the Lord says to me,
  “Go, station the lookout, let him areport what he sees.
  7 “When he sees ariders, horsemen in pairs,
  A train of donkeys, a train of camels,
  Let him pay close attention, very close attention.”
8 Then Ithe lookout called,
  “aO Lord, I stand continually by day on the watchtower,
  And I am stationed every night at my guard post.
  9 “Now behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs.”
  And one said, “aFallen, fallen is Babylon;
  And all the bimages of her gods Iare shattered on the ground.”
  10 O my athreshed [people], and my Iafflicted of the threshing floor!
  What I have heard from the LORD of hosts,
  The God of Israel, I make known to you.

[1] IOr burden of IIOr sandy wastes, sea country IIII.e. South country aIs 13:1 bIs 13:20-22; 14:23; Jr 51:42 cZc 9:14
[2] ILit her groaning aPs 60:3 bIs 24:16; 33:1 cIs 22:6; Jr 49:34
[3] aIs 13:8; 16:11 bPs 48:6; Is 13:8; 26:17; 1Th 5:3
[4] ILit heart has wandered IILit shuddering aDt 28:67
[5] IOr spread out the rugs or possibly they arranged the seating aJr 51:39, 57; Dn 5:1-4
[6] a2K 9:17-20
[7] aIs 21:9
[8] ISo DSS; M.T. he called like a lion aHab 2:1
[9] ILit he has shattered to the earth aIs 13:19; 47:5, 9; 48:14; Jr 51:8; Rv 14:8; 18:2 bIs 46:1; Jr 50:2; 51:44
[10] ILit son aJr 51:33; Mi 4:13

Oracles about Edom and Arabia

11 ¶ The Ioracle concerning IIaEdom.
  One keeps calling to me from bSeir,
  “Watchman, IIIhow far gone is the night?
  Watchman, IIIhow far gone is the night?”
  12 The watchman says,
  “Morning comes but also night.
  If you would inquire, inquire;
  Come back again.”

[11] IOr burden IISo the Gr; Heb Dumah, silence IIILit what is the time of the night? aGn 25:14 bGn 32:3

13 ¶ The Ioracle about aArabia.
  In the thickets of Arabia you IImust spend the night,
  O caravans of bDedanites.
  14 Bring water Ifor the thirsty,
  O inhabitants of the land of aTema,
  Meet the fugitive with bread.
  15 For they have afled from the swords,
  From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow
  And from the press of battle.

[13] IOr burden IIOr will spend aJr 25:23, 24; 49:28 bGn 10:7; Ezk 27:15
[14] ILit to meet aGn 25:15; Jb 6:19
[15] aIs 13:14, 15; 17:13

16 ¶ For thus the Lord said to me, “In a ayear, as Ia hired man would count it, all the splendor of bKedar will terminate; 17 and the aremainder of the number of bowmen, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD God of Israel bhas spoken.”

[16] ILit the years of a hireling aIs 16:14 bPs 120:5; So 1:5; Is 42:11; 60:7; Ezk 27:21
[17] aIs 10:19 bNu 23:19; Zc 1:6


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The prophet, bewailing the captivity of his people, seeth in a vision the fall of Babylon by the Medes and Persians.

1 ¶ The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; [so] it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land. 2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease. 3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing [of it]; I was dismayed at the seeing [of it]. 4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me. 5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, [and] anoint the shield. 6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth. 7 And he saw a chariot [with] a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, [and] a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed: 8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights: 9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, [with] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground. 10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.

[1] Jb 37:9; Is 13:1, 4, 17, 20; 14:23; 17:1; Jr 51:42; Ezk 30:11; 31:12; Dn 11:40; Zc 9:14.
[2] 1S 24:13; Ps 12:5; 60:3; 79:11; 137:1; Pv 13:15; Is 13:2, 17; 14:1; 24:16; 33:1; 35:10; 47:6; Jr 31:11, 20, 25; 45:3; 49:34; 50:14, 34; 51:3, 11, 27, 44, 48, 53; Lm 1:22; Dn 5:28; 8:20; Mi 7:8; Zc 1:15; Rv 13:10.
[3] Dt 28:67; Ps 48:6; Is 13:8; 15:5; 16:9, 11; 26:17; Jr 48:41; 49:22; 50:43; Dn 5:5; Mi 4:9; Hab 3:16; 1Th 5:3.
[4] 1S 25:36; 2S 13:28; Es 5:12; 7:6; Jb 21:11; Is 5:11; Jr 51:39, 57; Dn 5:1, 5, 30; Na 1:10; Lk 21:34.
[5] Is 13:2, 17; 22:13; 45:1; Jr 51:11, 27; Dn 5:1; 1Co 15:32.
[6] 2K 9:17; Is 62:6; Jr 51:12; Ezk 3:17; 33:2; Hab 2:1.
[7] Is 21:9; 37:24; He 2:1.
[8] Ps 63:6; 127:1; Is 5:29; 56:10; 62:6; Jr 4:7; 25:38; 49:19; 50:44; Hab 2:1; 1P 5:8.
[9] Is 13:19; 14:4; 46:1; Jr 50:2, 3, 9, 29, 38, 42; 51:8, 27, 44, 47, 52, 64; Rv 14:8; 18:2, 21.
[10] 1K 22:14; 2K 13:7; Is 41:15; Jr 51:33; Ezk 3:17; Mi 4:13; Hab 3:12; Mt 3:12; Ac 20:26.

Edom, scorning the prophet, is moved to repentance.

11 ¶ The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? 12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.

[11] Gn 25:14; Nu 24:18; Dt 2:5; 1Ch 1:30; Ps 137:7; Is 21:6; 34:1; 63:1; Jr 37:17; 49:7; Ezk 35:1; Jol 3:19; Am 1:6, 11; Ob 1:1; Mal 1:2.
[12] Is 17:14; 55:7; Jr 42:19; 50:27; Ezk 7:5, 10, 12; 14:1; 18:30; Ac 2:37; 17:19, 30.

The set time of Arabia's calamity.

13 ¶ The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim. 14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled. 15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war. 16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail: 17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken [it].

[13] Gn 25:3; 1K 10:15; 1Ch 1:9, 32; Is 13:20; Jr 25:23; 49:28; Ezk 27:15, 20; Ga 4:25.
[14] Gn 25:15; Jg 8:4; 1Ch 1:30; Jb 6:19; Pv 25:21; Is 16:3; Ro 12:20; 1P 4:9.
[15] Jb 6:19.
[16] Gn 25:13; 1Ch 1:29; Jb 7:1; Ps 120:5; So 1:5; Is 16:14; 42:11; 60:7; Jr 49:28; Ezk 27:21.
[17] Nu 23:19; Ps 107:39; Is 1:20; 10:18; 17:4; Jr 44:29; Zc 1:6; Mt 24:35.


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