New Living Translation
The watchman replies, "Morning is coming, but night will soon return. If you wish to ask again, then come back and ask."
King James Bible
The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return, come.
Darby Bible Translation
The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire; return, come.
World English Bible
The watchman said, "The morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire. Come back again."
Young's Literal Translation
The watchman hath said, 'Come hath morning, and also night, If ye inquire, inquire ye, turn back, come.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:12 The night - The night is past without any mischief, and the light of the morning is approaching; but tho' the morning is coming, it will be gone, and the night will return, and your fears with it. Come - If you will enquire, enquire: I perceive your danger is not past, and there will be occasion for farther enquiries. Therefore return, come - Come to me the next morning, and so from morning to morning.
This message came to me concerning Edom: Someone from Edom keeps calling to me, "Watchman, how much longer until morning? When will the night be over?"
This message came to me concerning Arabia: O caravans from Dedan, hide in the deserts of Arabia.
This is the vision that the Sovereign LORD revealed to Obadiah concerning the land of Edom. We have heard a message from the LORD that an ambassador was sent to the nations to say, "Get ready, everyone! Let's assemble our armies and attack Edom!"
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