Isaiah - Chapter 21 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 1. The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; {cf15I 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 {cf15I of it}; I was dismayed at the seeing {cf15I 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, {cf15I 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 {cf15I with} a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, {cf15I 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, {cf15I 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 {cf15I it}.