Isaiah Chapter 18
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1 God in care of his people will destroy the Ethiopians. 7 An accesse thereby shall grow vnto the Church.
1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the riuers of Ethiopia:
2 That sendeth ambassadours by the sea, euen in vessels of bulrushes vpon the waters, saying; Goe yee swift messengers to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto, a nation meted out and troden downe; whose land the riuers haue spoiled.2
3 All yee inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see yee, when hee lifteth vp an ensigne on the mountaines; and when he bloweth a trumpet, heare yee.
4 For so the Lord sayd vnto me: I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a cleare heate vpon herbes, and like a cloud of dew in the heate of haruest.4
5 For afore the haruest when the bud is perfect, and the sowre grape is ripening in the flowre; hee shall both cut off the sprigges with pruning hookes, and take away and cut downe the branches.
6 They shalbe left together vnto the foules of the mountaines, and to the beasts of the earth: and the foules shall summer vpon them, and all the beastes of the earth shall winter vpon them.
7 ¶ In that time shall the present be brought vnto the Lord of hostes, of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and troden vnder foote, whose land the riuers haue spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hostes, the mount Zion.7
Isaiah Chapter 18 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Or, outspread and polished. , Or, a nation that meteth out, and treadeth downe. Heb. a nation of line line, and treading vnderfoote. , Or, whose land the riuers despise.
4 Or, regard my set dwelling. , Or, after raine.
7 Or, outspread and polished. &c.
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