Isaiah 18:1-2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Message to Ethiopia
18 Woe (judgment is coming) to the land of whirring wings
Which is beyond the rivers of Cush (Ethiopia),
Which sends ambassadors by the sea,
Even in vessels of papyrus on the surface of the waters.
Go, swift messengers, to a nation [of people] tall and smooth (clean shaven),
To a people feared far and wide,
A powerful and oppressive nation
Whose land the rivers divide.
Isaiah 18:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
A Prophecy Against Cush
18 Woe to the land of whirring wings
along the rivers of Cush,
2 which sends envoys by sea
in papyrus boats over the water.
Go, swift messengers,
to a people tall and smooth-skinned,
to a people feared far and wide,
an aggressive nation of strange speech,
whose land is divided by rivers.
New International Version (NIV)
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