Zionism - Israeli Flag

Isaiah

Zionism Web definitions Israel issues history encyclopedia documents links photos contact help Zionism

Back to The Bible  Old Testament  King James Version    Zionism and Israel information center    Zionism and Israel Pages

Book of Isaiah Chapter 21

ISAIAH 21:1 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.

ISAIAH 21:2 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.

ISAIAH 21:3 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.

ISAIAH 21:4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

ISAIAH 21:5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.

ISAIAH 21:6 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.

ISAIAH 21:7 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:

ISAIAH 21:8 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:

ISAIAH 21:9 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.

ISAIAH 21:10 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.

ISAIAH 21:11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

ISAIAH 21:12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.

ISAIAH 21:13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.

ISAIAH 21:14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

ISAIAH 21:15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.

ISAIAH 21:16 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:

ISAIAH 21:17 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 desert of the sea is understood as a reference to Babylon.

** The Hebrew reads "Kesufot Benegev" meaning as "storms in the Negev desert" or "flash floods in the Negev" that come and go quickl;y


Back to The Bible  Old Testament  King James Version

History of the King James Bible

Meaning and pronunciation of Hebrew names in the Old Testament

Preface to the First Edition of the King James Bible

The bible and Zionism

The Bible, the Old Testament, has become a mainstay of human culture, but it is first and foremost a historical document of the Jewish people and our culture. It tells the story of our ancient kingdoms and civilization in the Land of Israel, and therefore it kept alive the tie of the people of Israel to the land of Israel for 2000 years. It forms the moral and cultural basis of Zionist ideology and aspirations.

The Bible, the Old Testament, is accepted by the three major Western faiths. It is a major work of Western civilization. The Bible documents the historic connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, even for those who do not believe that the Bible is the literal word of God, and even for those who do not believe in God at all. It is the historic epic of the Jewish people in our land.  

Additional Background

Maps of Israel (Canaan, Palestine)in Bible Times

Map of Canaan (Israel) in the time of Joshua (Black and White)
Map of ancient Canaan (Palestine) after the Conquest by the Israelites
Palestine (Israel, Canaan) in the Time of the Judges
Map of Ancient Israel (Canaan) in the reigns of Kings David and Solomon (Black and White)
Map of Judah (Judea) in the Divided Kingdom
Map of Judah (Judea) in the Maccabean Kingdom of Alexander Janeus (Yannai)
Map of the Roman Province of Judea

Map - Canaan Before the Hebrews

Map - Canaan and the Early Israelite Kingdom

Map - The kingdoms of Israel and Judea; Judea and Samaria in the time of Jesus

Map and article - Judea (Judah) and Judea and Samaria

Map of Palestine 1845 - Showing biblical and contemporary sites

Jews & Jew Hate

History of Israel and Zionism, Zionist Advocacy at Zionism and Israel Information CenterZionism and Israel Issues and Answers  Zionism and Its Impact Definitions of Zionism History of Zionism and the Creation of Israel  Timeline of Zionism and Israeli History Zionism and Israel Online Biography  Jewish anti-Zionism Jews against Zionism Neturei Karta (Jews against Zionism, Jews not Zionists) Encyclopedia of Zionism, Israel, Middle East and Jewish History My Personal Exodus Christian Zionism

External Zionism Links

We are not responsible for information at external sites.

Please do copy these links, and tell your friends about  Zionism and Israel Information Center

Thank you.

Sister sites: Zionism and Israel Pages Zionism and Israel On the Web Brave Zionism

ZNN - Zionism News Network - News and Views about Zionism, Israel and Antisemitism - serving a network of Zionist Web sites.

Friends and informative sites:

Zionism - Definition and Brief History

Labor Zionism

Israel-Palestina - (Dutch) Middle East Conflict, Israel, Palestine, Zionism.... Dutch and English.

MidEastWeb- Middle East

Palestine and Israeli Palestinian Conflict - History

Boycott Israel?

Add links

ZioNation - Zionism-Israel Web Log    Zionism & Israel News  Israel: like this, as if History of Zionism Zionism FAQ Zionism Israel Center Maps of Israel Jew   Zionism and its Impact Bible Quotes Anti-Semitism Israel Site Map Albert Einstein