18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which [is] beyond the
rivers of Cush:
18:2 That sendeth embassadors by the sea, even in vessels of
bulrushes upon the waters, [saying], Go, ye swift messengers to
a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their
beginning hitherto; a nation measured by line and trodden down,
whose land the rivers have laid waste.
18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth,
see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when
he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
18:4 For so the LORD said to me, I will take my rest, and I will
consider in my dwelling-place like a clear heat upon herbs,
[and] like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
18:5 For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the
sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the
sprigs with pruning-hooks, and take away [and] cut down the
18:6 They shall be left together to the fowls of the mountains,
and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon
them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
18:7 In that time shall the present be brought to the LORD of
hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people
terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation measured by
line and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have
spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the