Isaiah 21:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The burden of Dumah. Hee calleth to me out of Seir: Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The oracle concerning Edom. One keeps calling to me from Seir, "Watchman, how far gone is the night? Watchman, how far gone is the night?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The burden of Dumah. One calleth unto me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
- American Standard Version (1901)

The word about Edom. A voice comes to me from Seir, Watchman, how far gone is the night? how far gone is the night?
- Basic English Bible

The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
- Darby Bible

The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
- Webster's Bible

The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?"
- World English Bible

The burden of Dumah. Unto me is [one] calling from Seir `Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

The burden of Dumah. One calleth unto me out of Seir: 'Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 21:11


21:11 Dumah - Of Edom or Idumea. He - The people of Dumah, one of them in the name and by the appointment of the rest. Me - To the watchman: the prophet delivers his prophecy in the form of a dialogue between the people and the watchman. Seir - Out of Edom, which is frequently called Seir. Watchman - The watchman of Edom, whom they had set as people use to do in times of great danger. Night - The people are supposed to come to him very early in the morning, to enquire what had happened in the night; which shews a state of great perplexity and fear. Night - The repetition of the words, shew the greatness of their solicitude.


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