The Betrayer Betrayed
1 A Message concerning the desert at the sea: As tempest drive through the Negev Desert, coming out of the desert, that terror-filled olace,
2 A hard vision is given me: The betrayer betrayed, the plunderer plundered. Attack, Elam! Lay siege, Media! Persian, attack! Attack, Babylon! I’ll put an end to all the moaning & groaning.
3 Because of this news I’m doubled up again in pain, waiting in pain like a woman having a baby, Baffled by what I see.
4 Absolutely stunned, horror-stricken, I had hoped for a relaxed evening, bur it has turned into a #nightmare.
5 The banquet is spread, the guests reclining in luxurious ease, Eating & drinking, having a good time, and then, “To arms, #princes! The #fight is on!”
6 The Master told me, “Go, post a lookout. Have him report whatever he spots.
7 When he sees horses & wagons in battle formation, lines of donkeys & columns of camels, Tell him to keep his ear to the ground, note every whisper, every rumor.”
8 Just then, the lookout shouted, “I’m at my #post, Master, Sticking to my #post day after day and all through the #night!
9 I watched them come, the horses and wagons in battle formation. I heard them call out the #war news in headlines: Babylon fallen! Fallen! And all its precious god-idols smashed to pieces on the ground.”
10 Dear #Israel, you’ve been through a lot, you’ve been put through the #mill. The good news I get from #God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of #Israel, I now pass on to you.
Isa 21:1-10 from Bible The Message version
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