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15 They flee from swords,
    from swords ready to kill,
        from bows ready to shoot,
            and from the thick of battle.

16 This is what the Lord says to me: All of Kedar’s honor will be gone in another year. I will count it like workers count the years left on their contracts. [a] 17 The remaining number of archers, Kedar’s mighty archers, will be few. The Lord God of Israel has spoken.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 21:17 Hebrew meaning of this sentence uncertain.

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