Old Testament Isaiah Chapter 18
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
The Lord shall raise the gospel ensign, send messengers to his scattered people, and gather them to mount Zion.
1 aWoe to the land shadowing with wings, which is bbeyond the rivers of cEthiopia:
2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of abulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have bspoiled!
3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an aensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.
6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the abeasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people ascattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the bmount Zion.