Thematic Bible: Isaiah 21

Isaiah 21:1 (show verse)

The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from a terrible land.

Isaiah 21:2 (show verse)

A grievous vision is declared to me. The treacherous man deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, O Elam. Besiege, O Media, all the sighing of it I have made to cease.

Isaiah 21:3 (show verse)

Therefore my loins are filled with anguish. Pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman in travail. I am pained so that I cannot hear. I am dismayed so that I cannot see.

Isaiah 21:4 (show verse)

My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling to me.

Isaiah 21:5 (show verse)

They prepare the table, they set the watch, they eat, they drink. Rise up, ye rulers, anoint the shield.

Isaiah 21:6 (show verse)

For thus has LORD said to me, Go, set a watchman. Let him declare what he sees.

Isaiah 21:7 (show verse)

and when he sees a troop, horsemen in pairs, a troop of donkeys, a troop of camels, he shall hearken diligently with much heed.

Isaiah 21:8 (show verse)

And he cried out as a lion, O LORD, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and am set in my ward whole nights,

Isaiah 21:9 (show verse)

and, behold, here comes a troop of men, horsemen in pairs. And he answered and said, Fallen, fallen is Babylon. And all the graven images of her gods are broken to the ground.

Isaiah 21:10 (show verse)

O my threshing, and the grain of my floor! That which I have heard from LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, I have declared to you.

Isaiah 21:11 (show verse)

The burden of Dumah. He calls to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

Isaiah 21:12 (show verse)

The watchman said, The morning comes, and also the night. If ye will inquire, inquire ye; turn ye back, come.

Isaiah 21:13 (show verse)

The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia ye shall lodge, O ye caravans of Dedanites.

Isaiah 21:14 (show verse)

To him who was thirsty they brought water. The inhabitants of the land of Tema met the fugitives with their bread.

Isaiah 21:15 (show verse)

For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

Isaiah 21:16 (show verse)

For thus LORD has said to me, Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Kedar shall fail.

Isaiah 21:17 (show verse)

And the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, shall be few. For LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken it.