New International Version
This is what the Lord says to me: "Go, post a lookout and have him report what he sees.
King James Bible
For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
Darby Bible Translation
For thus hath the Lord said unto me: Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
World English Bible
For the Lord said to me, "Go, set a watchman. Let him declare what he sees.
Young's Literal Translation
For thus said the Lord unto me: 'Go, station the watchman, That which he seeth let him declare.'
Isaiah 21:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Prepare the table "The table is prepared" - In Hebrew the verbs are in the infinitive mood absolute, as in Ezekiel 1:14 : "And the animals ran and returned, רצוא ושוב ratso veshob, like the appearance of the lightning;" just as the Latins say, currere et reverti, for currebant et revertebantur. See Isaiah 33:11 (note), and the note there.
Arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield - Kimchi observes that several of the rabbins understood this of Belshazzar's impious feast and death. The king of a people is termed the shield, because he is their defense. The command, Anoint the shield, is the same with Anoint a new king. Belshazzar being now suddenly slain, while they were all eating and drinking, he advises the princes, whose business it was, to make speed and anoint another in his stead.
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TEXT: "Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night."--Isaiah 21:11-12. It is very interesting to note that, whether we study the Old Testament or the New, nights are always associated with God's mornings. In other words, he does not leave us in despair without sending to us his messengers of hope and cheer. The Prophet Isaiah in this particular part of his prophecy seems to be almost broken-hearted because of the sin of the people. As one of the Scotch …
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2 Kings 9:17
When the lookout standing on the tower in Jezreel saw Jehu's troops approaching, he called out, "I see some troops coming." "Get a horseman," Joram ordered. "Send him to meet them and ask, 'Do you come in peace?'"
Song of Solomon 3:3
The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. "Have you seen the one my heart loves?"
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