An Elevated Nation1 Woe, O land of boats of wings beyond the rivers of Ethiopia. 2 The 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]? 3 As 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]. 4 Because 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]. 5 Before 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. 6 And 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]. 7 In 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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