18 1Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers
2that sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of
papyrus upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation
tall and smooth, to a people terrible from their beginning onward, a nation
that meteth out and treadeth down, whose land the rivers divide!
inhabitants of the world, and ye dwellers on the earth, when an ensign is
lifted up on the mountains, see ye; and when the trumpet is blown, hear ye.
4For thus hath Jehovah said unto me, I will be still, and I will behold
in my dwelling-place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the
heat of harvest.
5For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and
the flower becometh a ripening grape, he will cut off the sprigs with
pruning-hooks, and the spreading branches will he take away and cut
6They shall be left together unto the ravenous birds of the
mountains, and to the beasts of the earth; and the ravenous birds shall
summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
7In that time shall a present be brought unto Jehovah of hosts
from a people tall and smooth, even from a people terrible from their
beginning onward, a nation that meteth out and treadeth down, whose land the
rivers divide, to the place of the name of Jehovah of hosts, the mount