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15 For they have fled from the swords,
    from the drawn sword and the bent bow,
    and from the heaviness of the battle.

16 For the Lord said this to me:

In one more year,[a] like the years of a hired worker,

all the glory of Kedar will come to an end.
17     And the remainder of the number of the bows[b] of the warriors of the sons of Kedar will be few.”

For Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken.

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  1. Isaiah 21:16 Literally “In yet a year”
  2. Isaiah 21:17 Hebrew “bow”

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