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|Parry, Donald W.
|The Book of Isaiah: A New Translation (Preliminary Edition)
|Book of Mormon Central
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The Lord’s Messengers Take the Gospel to the World (18:1–7)
18 1Ah, the land whirring with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Cush, 2that sends ambassadors by the sea in vessels of reeds upon the waters. Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth-skinned, to a people feared far and wide, a mighty and conquering nation, whose land the rivers have divided.
3All inhabitants of the world
when an ensign is raised on the mountains, you will see;
4For thus says the LORD to me,
“I will be still,
like shimmering heat in the light
5For before the harvest,
He will cut off the shoots with pruning hooks
6They will be left together for the mountain birds of prey
and the birds of prey will summer on them,
7At that time a gift will be brought to the LORD of Hosts, from a people tall and smooth-skinned, and from a people feared far and wide,
to the place of the name of the LORD of Hosts—
 The verse presents difficult Hebrew expressions, making a flawless translation impossible.
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