Isaiah 18:1-2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
An Oracle concerning Ethiopia
18 Ah, land of whirring wings
beyond the rivers of Ethiopia,
2 sending ambassadors by the Nile
in vessels of papyrus on the waters!
Go, you swift messengers,
to a nation tall and smooth,
to a people feared near and far,
a nation mighty and conquering,
whose land the rivers divide.