The burden on Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall you lodge, O you traveling companies of Dedanim.…
These were the carriers of the world's commerce in the days before railways were introduced. As country after, country was feeling the consequences of the advance of Nineveh, these merchantmen would be the first to hear the news wire rearm, and in many cases to give timely assistance. But these weakly defended caravans would not stand long before the armies of Sargon.
(B. Blake, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.