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Isaiah 21:9-11 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Look! I see a man in a chariot
    with a team of horses.[a]

The messenger said,
    “Babylon has been defeated!
    It has fallen to the ground!
All the statues of her false gods
    were thrown to the ground and broken to pieces.”

10 My people, you will be like the grain crushed on my threshing floor. I have told you everything I heard from the Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel.

God’s Message About Dumah

11 This is a message about Dumah[b]:

There is someone calling to me from Seir,[c]
    “Guard, how much of the night is left?
    How much longer will it be night?”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 21:9 a man … horses Or “a column of teams of horsemen.” This might be a team of horses pulling a war chariot or mounted archers in the Assyrian army who often worked in pairs.
  2. Isaiah 21:11 Dumah This Hebrew word means “silence.” It may refer to Edom or to a city in Arabia.
  3. Isaiah 21:11 Seir A mountain in Edom or a city in Arabia.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Copyright © 2006 by Bible League International

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