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14 Meet the thirsty, bring them water,
    inhabitants of the land of Tema,
    greet the fugitives with bread.(A)
15 For they have fled from the sword,
    from the drawn sword;
From the taut bow,
    from the thick of battle.

16 For thus the Lord has said to me: In another year, like the years of a hired laborer,[a] all the glory of Kedar shall come to an end.

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  1. 21:16 Year…of a hired laborer: see note on 16:13–14. Kedar: a nomadic tribe in Arabia; cf. 42:11; 60:7; Ps 120:5.

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