15 For they have (A)fled from the swords,
From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow
And from the press of battle.

16 For thus the Lord said to me, “In a (B)year, as [a]a hired man would count it, all the splendor of (C)Kedar will terminate; 17 and the (D)remainder of the number of bowmen, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, will be few; for the Lord God of Israel (E)has spoken.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 21:16 Lit the years of a hireling

15 They flee(A) from the sword,(B)
    from the drawn sword,
from the bent bow
    and from the heat of battle.

16 This is what the Lord says to me: “Within one year, as a servant bound by contract(C) would count it, all the splendor(D) of Kedar(E) will come to an end. 17 The survivors of the archers, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.(F)” The Lord, the God of Israel, has spoken.(G)

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