People Mighty & Merciless
1 #Doom to the land of flies & mosquitos beyond the #Ethiopian rivers,
2 Shipping emissaries all over the world, down rivers & across seas. Go, #swift-messengers, go to this people tall & handsome, This people held in respect everywhere, this people #mighty&merciless, from the land crisscrossed with rivers.
3 Everybody everywhere, all earth-dwellers: When you see a flag flying on the mountain, look! When you hear the trumpet blown, listen!
4 For here’s what G-d told me: “I’m not going to say anithing, but simply look on from where I live, Quiet as warmth that comes from the sun, silent as dew during harvest.”
5 And then, just before harvest, after blossom has turned into a maturing grape, He’ll step in & prune back the new shoots, ruthlessly #hack off all the growing branches.
6 He’ll leave them piled on the ground for birds & animals to feed on —- Fodder for the summering birds, fodder for the wintering animals.
7 Then #tribute will be brought to #G-d-of-the-Angel-Armies, brought from this people tall & handsome, This people once held in #respect everywhere, this people once #mighty&merciless, From the land crisscrossed with rivers, to Mount #Zion, G-d’s place.
Isa 18:1-7 from Bible The Message version.
#doom #mighty&merciless #hack #respect #g-d-of-the-angel-armies