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Because of the counsel of the Lord of hosts,
Which he hath determined against it.

In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt

Speak the language of Canaan,

And swear to the Lord of hosts;

One shall be called, The city of destruction.

In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt,

And a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.

And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt:

For they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors,

And he shall send them a saviour, and a great one,

and he shall deliver them. And the Lord shall be known to Egypt, And the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that

day,

And shall do sacrifice and oblation; Yea, they shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and perform it.

And the Lord shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it:

And they shall return even to the Lord, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.

In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria,

And the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the

Egyptian into Assyria,
And the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians--
In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt

and with Assyria,
Even a blessing in the midst of the land:
Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying,
Blessed be Egypt my people,
And Assyria the work of my hands,
And Israel mine inheritance.

In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it; at the same time spake the Lord by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying,

Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, And put off thy shoe from thy foot.

And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. And the Lord said,

Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot

Three years for a sign and wonder

Upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;

So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives,

Young and old, naked and barefoot,

Even with their buttocks uncovered,

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To the shame of Egypt.

And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia

their expectation, And of Egypt their glory. And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, Whither we flee for help To be delivered from the king of Assyria: And how shall we escape?

The burden of the desert of the sea.

As whirlwinds in the south pass through;

So it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.

A grievous vision is declared unto me;

The treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and

the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; All the sighing thereof have I made to cease. Therefore are my loins filled with pain: Pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of

a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: The night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear

unto me.

Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink:

Arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.

For thus hath the Lord said unto me,

Go, set a watchman,

Let him declare what he seeth.

And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen,

A chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels;

And he hearkened diligently with much heed:

And he cried, A lion:

My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower

in the daytime, And I am set in my ward whole nights: And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with

a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; And all the graven images of her gods he hath

broken unto the ground. O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: That which I have heard of the Lord of hosts, the

God of Israel,
Have I declared unto you.

The burden of Dumah.

He calleth to me out of Seir,
Watchman, what of the night?
Watchman, what of the night?
The watchman said,

The morning cometh, and also the night:
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If ye will enquire, enquire ye:
Return, come.

The burden upon Arabia.

In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge,

O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.

The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty,

They prevented with their bread him that fled.

For they fled from the swords,

From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow,

And from the grievousness of war.

For thus hath the Lord said unto me,

Within a year, according to the years of an hireling,

And all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
And the residue of the number of archers,
The mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall

be diminished:
For the Lord God of Israel hath spoken it.

The burden of the valley of vision.

What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone

up to the housetops?
Thou that art full of stirs,
A tumultuous city, a joyous city:
Thy slain men are not slain with the sword,
Nor dead in battle.

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