Isaiah 18:1
Good News Translation
Beyond the rivers of Ethiopia there is a land where the sound of wings is heard.

Contemporary English Version
Downstream from Ethiopia lies the country of Egypt, swarming with insects.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to the land, the winged cymbal, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia,

New American Bible
Ah! Land of buzzing insects, beyond the rivers of Ethiopia,

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Woe to the land, the winged cymbal, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia,

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3290. B.C. cir

714.
woe. Bp. Lowth renders, after Bochart, 'Ho! to the land of the winged cymbal;' which he thinks is a periphrasis for the Egyptian sistrum; and consequently, that Egypt, 'which borders on the rivers of Cush,' is the country to which the prophecy is addressed. If we translate 'shadowing with wings,' it may allude to the multitude of its vessels, whose sails may be represented under the notion of wings.

the land

Isaiah 20:3-6 And the Lord said: As my servant Isaiah hath walked, naked and barefoot, it shall be a sign and a wonder of three years upon Egypt, and upon Ethiopia, . . .

Isaiah 30:2,3 Who walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth, hoping for help in the strength of Pharao, and trusting in the shadow of Egypt. . . .

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, trusting in horses, and putting their confidence in chariots, because they are many: and in horsemen, because they are very strong: and have not trusted in the Holy One of Israel, and have not sought after the Lord.

shadowing

Ruth 2:12 The Lord render unto thee for thy work, and mayst thou receive a full reward of the Lord the God of Israel, to whom thou art come, and under whose wings thou art fled.

Psalm 17:8 From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy eye. Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.

Psalm 36:7 O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the cover of thy wings.

Psalm 57:1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.

Psalm 61:4 In thy tabernacle I shall dwell for ever: I shall be protected under the covert of thy wings.

Psalm 63:7 Because thou hast been my helper. And I will rejoice under the cover of thy wings:

Psalm 91:4 He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.

Matthew 23:37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldst not?

which

2 Kings 19:9 And when he heard of Tharaca, king of Ethiopia: Behold, he is come out to fight with thee: and was going against him, he sent messengers to Ezechias, saying:

Ezekiel 30:4,5 And the sword shall come upon Egypt: and there shall be dread in Ethiopia, when the wounded shall fall in Egypt, and the multitude thereof shall be taken away, and the foundations thereof shall be destroyed. . . .

Zephaniah 2:12 You Ethiopians, also shall be slain with my sword.

Zephaniah 3:10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, shall my suppliants, the children of my dispersed people, bring me an offering.

Context
A Message to Cush
1Woe to the land, the winged cymbal, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia,2That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, and in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters. Go, ye swift angels, to a nation rent and torn in pieces: to a terrible people, after which there is no other: to a nation expecting and trodden underfoot, whose land the rivers have spoiled.…
Cross References
2 Kings 19:9
And when he heard of Tharaca, king of Ethiopia: Behold, he is come out to fight with thee: and was going against him, he sent messengers to Ezechias, saying:

Isaiah 20:3
And the Lord said: As my servant Isaiah hath walked, naked and barefoot, it shall be a sign and a wonder of three years upon Egypt, and upon Ethiopia,

Isaiah 37:9
And he heard say about Tharaca the king of Ethiopia: He is come forth to fight against thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Ezechias, saying:

Isaiah 45:14
Thus saith the Lord: The labour of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia, and of Sabaim, men of stature shall come over to thee, and shall be thine: they shall walk after thee, they shall go bound with manacles: and they shall worship thee, and shall make supplication to thee: only in thee is God, and there is no God besides thee.

Ezekiel 30:4
And the sword shall come upon Egypt: and there shall be dread in Ethiopia, when the wounded shall fall in Egypt, and the multitude thereof shall be taken away, and the foundations thereof shall be destroyed.

Ezekiel 30:5
Ethiopia, and Libya, and Lydia, and all the rest of the crowd, and Chub, and the children of the land of the covenant, shall fall with them by the sword.

Ezekiel 30:9
In that day shall messengers go forth from my face in ships to destroy the confidence of Ethiopia, and there shall be dread among them in the day of Egypt: because it shall certainly come.

Zephaniah 2:12
You Ethiopians, also shall be slain with my sword.

Zephaniah 3:10
From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, shall my suppliants, the children of my dispersed people, bring me an offering.

Additional Translations
Woe to the land of whirring wings, along the rivers of Cush,Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:

Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia;

Woe to you, ye wings of the land of ships, beyond the rivers of Ethiopia.

Ha! land shadowing with wings, which art beyond the rivers of Cush,

Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:

Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Cush:

Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia;

Ho, land shadowed with wings, That is beyond the rivers of Cush,
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