Isaiah 18


An Elevated Nation

1Woe, O land of boats of wings beyond the rivers of Ethiopia. 2The one sending [5by 6the sea 1treaties 2and 4letters 3Bibline papyrus] upon the water; [4shall go 1for 2messengers 3of light] to [2nation 1an elevated], and a strange people, and ill-tempered. Who is it beyond, a nation unhoped for, and [4being trampled 5now 1the 2rivers 3of all the land]? 3As a place being inhabited it shall be inhabited; their place as a signal flag [2from 3a mountain 1should be lifted up]; as [2trumpet 3sound 1an audible]. 4Because thus said the  lord to me; Safety will be in my city, as the light of sweltering heat at midday, and [2as 3a cloud 4of dew 5in the day 6of harvest 1it will be]. 5Before the harvest, whenever [2should be completely formed 1the flower], and the unripe grape should blossom a flower being sour, that he shall remove the [2grape-clusters 1small] with the pruning sickles; and the small vine branches he shall remove and shall cut off. 6And he shall leave them behind together for the winged creatures of the heaven, and for the wild beasts of the earth. And [5shall be brought together 6upon 7them 1the 2winged creatures 3of the 4heaven]; and all the wild beasts of the earth [2upon 3her 1shall come]. 7In that time [2shall be offered 1gifts] to the  lord of Hosts from a people being afflicted and being plucked, and from a people great from the present and into the eon of time; a nation hoping and being trampled, which is in a part of the river of his place, to the place where the name of the  lord of Hosts is -- in [2mountain 1the holy].
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