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Isaiah 18:2-4 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

        It sends messengers by sea
            in boats made of reeds
                skimming over the surface of the water.
        Go, swift messengers, to a tall and smooth-skinned people,
            a people who are feared far and near,
            a strong and aggressive nation,
                whose land is divided by rivers.
Look when someone raises a flag on the mountains.
Listen when someone blows a ram’s horn,
        all you inhabitants of the world who live on the earth.

This is what the Lord says to me:

I will keep quiet and watch from my dwelling place.
    My presence will be like scorching heat in the sunshine,
        like heavy dew in the heat of the harvest.

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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Isaiah 18:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

which sends envoys by sea
    in papyrus boats over the water.

Go, swift messengers,
to a people tall and smooth-skinned,
    to a people feared far and wide,
an aggressive nation of strange speech,
    whose land is divided by rivers.

All you people of the world,
    you who live on the earth,
when a banner is raised on the mountains,
    you will see it,
and when a trumpet sounds,
    you will hear it.
This is what the Lord says to me:
    “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place,
like shimmering heat in the sunshine,
    like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”

New International Version (NIV)

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