burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
2A 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.
3Therefore 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.
heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
5Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and
anoint the shield.
6For thus hath the LORD
said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
7And 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:
he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:
9And, 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.
10O 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.
burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
12The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire,
enquire ye: return, come.
13The burden upon
Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
14The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they
prevented with their bread him that fled.
they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
16For 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:
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.