Sentinel, What of the Night ?

11 The oracle concerning Dumah.

One is calling to me from Seir,
“Sentinel, what of the night ?
Sentinel, what of the night ?”
12 The sentinel says :
“Morning comes, and also the night.
If you will inquire, inquire ;
come back again.”
13 The oracle concerning the desert plain.

In the scrub of the desert plain you will lodge,
O caravans of Dedanites.
14 Bring water to the thirsty,
meet the fugitive with bread,
O inhabitants of the land of Tema.
15 For they have fled from the swords,
from the drawn sword,
from the bent bow,
and from the stress of battle.