The Lord’s Message to Cush

18 Ah! The land of buzzing insect wings[a]
beyond the rivers of Cush(A)
sends couriers by sea,
in reed vessels on the waters.

Go, swift messengers,
to a nation tall and smooth-skinned,
to a people feared far and near,
a powerful nation with a strange language,[b]
whose land is divided by rivers.
All you inhabitants of the world
and you who live on the earth,
when a banner is raised on the mountains, look!
When a trumpet sounds, listen!

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  1. Isaiah 18:1 Or of sailing ships
  2. Isaiah 18:2 Hb obscure

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