” Woe to the land whirring with wings which is beyond the river of Cush or Ethiopia, That sends ambassadors by the Nile, even in vessels of papyrus upon the waters ! Go, you swift messengers, to a nation tall and polished, to a people terrible from their beginning [ feared and dreaded near and far ], a nation strong and victorious, whose land the rivers divide !
vs3.All you inhabitants of the world, you who dwell on the earth, when a signal is raised on the mountains–look ! When a trumpet is blown–hear ! For thus the Lord has said to me: I will be still and I will look on from My dwelling place, like clear and glowing heat in sunshine, like a fine cloud of midst in the heat of harvest.
For before the harvest, when the blossom is over and the flower becomes a ripening grape, He will cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and the spreading branches He will remove and cut away.
They [ the dead bodies of the slain warriors ] shall be left together to the ravenous birds of the mountains and to the beasts of the earth; and the ravenous birds will summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth will winter upon them.
At that time shall a present be brought to the Lord of hosts from a people tall and polished, from a people terrible from their beginning and feared and dreaded near and far, a nation strong and victorious, whose land the rivers or great channels divide- to the place [of worship] of the Name of the Lord of hosts, to Mount Zion [ in Jerusalem ]. [Duet.12:5 IIChron.32:23 Isa 16:1,45:14 Zeph 3:10]