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Isaiah 21 (WEBP)

[1] The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land.
[2] A grievous vision is declared to me. The treacherous man deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Elam; attack! I have stopped all of Media’s sighing.
[3] Therefore my thighs are filled with anguish. Pains have seized me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am in so much pain that I can’t hear. I am so dismayed that I can’t see.
[4] My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling for me.
[5] They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield!
[6] For the Lord said to me, “Go, set a watchman. Let him declare what he sees.
[7] When he sees a troop, horsemen in pairs, a troop of donkeys, a troop of camels, he shall listen diligently with great attentiveness.”
[8] He cried like a lion: “Lord, I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and every night I stay at my post.
[9] Behold, here comes a troop of men, horsemen in pairs.” He answered, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the engraved images of her gods are broken to the ground.
[10] You are my threshing, and the grain of my floor!” That which I have heard from Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, I have declared to you.
[11] The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, “Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?”
[12] The watchman said, “The morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire. Come back again.”
[13] The burden on Arabia. You will lodge in the thickets in Arabia, you caravans of Dedanites.
[14] They brought water to him who was thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema met the fugitives with their bread.
[15] For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the heat of battle.
[16] For the Lord said to me, “Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, all the glory of Kedar will fail,
[17] and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, will be few; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken it.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Isaiah 21 (KJVS)

[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.
[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 ().
[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].

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 21 (YLT)

[1] The burden of the wilderness of the sea. ‘Like hurricanes in the south for passing through, From the wilderness it hath come, From a fearful land.
[2] A hard vision hath been declared to me, The treacherous dealer is dealing treacherously, And the destroyer is destroying. Go up, O Elam, besiege, O Media, All its sighing I have caused to cease.
[3] Therefore filled have been my loins with great pain, Pangs have seized me as pangs of a travailing woman, I have been bent down by hearing, I have been troubled by seeing.
[4] Wandered hath my heart, trembling hath terrified me, The twilight of my desire He hath made a fear to me,
[5] Arrange the table, watch in the watch-tower, Eat, drink, rise, ye heads, anoint the shield,
[6] For thus said the Lord unto me: ‘Go, station the watchman, That which he seeth let him declare.’
[7] And he hath seen a chariot-a couple of horsemen, The rider of an ass, the rider of a camel, And he hath given attention- He hath increased attention!
[8] And he crieth-a lion, ‘On a watch-tower my lord, I am standing continually by day, And on my ward I am stationed whole nights.
[9] And lo, this, the chariot of a man is coming, A couple of horsemen.’ And he answereth and saith: ‘Fallen, fallen hath Babylon, And all the graven images of her gods He hath broken to the earth.
[10] O my threshing, and the son of my floor, That which I heard from Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, I have declared to you!’
[11] The burden of Dumah. Unto me is one calling from Seir ‘Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?’
[12] The watchman hath said, ‘Come hath morning, and also night, If ye inquire, inquire ye, turn back, come.’
[13] The burden on Arabia. In a forest in Arabia ye lodge, O travellers of Dedanim.
[14] To meet the thirsty brought water have Inhabitants of the land of Tema, With his bread they came before a fugitive.
[15] For from the face of destructions they fled, From the face of a stretched-out sword, And from the face of a trodden bow, And from the face of the grievousness of battle.
[16] For thus said the Lord unto me: ‘Within a year, as years of a hireling, Consumed hath been all the honour of Kedar.
[17] And the remnant of the number of bow-men, The mighty of the sons of Kedar are few, For Jehovah, God of Israel, hath spoken!’