Isaiah 21:5
Good News Translation
In the vision a banquet is ready; rugs are spread for the guests to sit on. They are eating and drinking. Suddenly the command rings out: "Officers! Prepare your shields!"

Contemporary English Version
In Babylon the high officials were having a feast. They were eating and drinking, when someone shouted, "Officers, take your places! Grab your shields."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Prepare the table, behold in the watchtower them that eat and drink: arise, ye princes, take up the shield.

New American Bible
They set the table, spread out the rugs; they eat, they drink. Rise up, O princes, oil the shield!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Prepare the table, behold in the watchtower them that eat and drink: arise, ye princes, take up the shield.

eat

Isaiah 22:13,14 And behold joy and gladness, killing calves, and slaying rams, eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die. . . .

Daniel 5:1-5 Baltasar, the king, made a great feast for a thousand of his nobles: and every one drank according to his age. . . .

1 Corinthians 15:32 If (according to man) I fought with beasts at Ephesus, what doth it profit me, if the dead rise not again? Let us eat and drink, for to morrow we shall die.

arise

Isaiah 13:2,17,18 Upon the dark mountain lift ye up a banner, exalt the voice, lift up the hand, and let the rulers go into the gates. . . .

Isaiah 45:1-3 Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut. . . .

Jeremiah 51:11,27,28 Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers, the Lord hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: and his mind is against Babylon to destroy it, because it is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance of his temple. . . .

Context
Babylon is Fallen
4My heart failed, darkness amazed me: Babylon my beloved is become a wonder to me. 5Prepare the table, behold in the watchtower them that eat and drink: arise, ye princes, take up the shield.6For thus hath the Lord said to me: Go, and set a watchman: and whatsoever he shall see, let him tell.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 1:21
Ye mountains of Gelboe, let neither dew, nor rain come upon you, neither be they fields of firstfruits: for there was cast away the shield of the valiant, the shield of Saul as though he had not been anointed with oil.

Jeremiah 46:3
Prepare ye the shield and buckler, and go forth to battle.

Jeremiah 51:39
In their heat I will set them drink: and I will make them drunk, that they may slumber, and sleep an everlasting sleep, and awake no more, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 51:57
And I will make her princes drunk, and her wise men, and her captains, and her rulers, and her valiant men: and they shall sleep an everlasting sleep, and shall awake no more, saith the king whose name is Lord of hosts.

Daniel 5:1
Baltasar, the king, made a great feast for a thousand of his nobles: and every one drank according to his age.

Additional Translations
They prepare a table, they lay out a carpet, they eat, they drink! Rise up, O princes, oil the shields!Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, you princes, and anoint the shield.

They prepare the table, they set the watch, they eat, they drink: rise up, ye princes, anoint the shield.

Prepare the table, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and prepare your shields.

Prepare the table, appoint the watch; eat, drink: arise, ye princes, anoint the shield.

They prepare the table, they set the watch, they eat, they drink: rise up, ye princes, anoint the shield.

Prepare the table, watch in the watch-tower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.

They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield!

Arrange the table, watch in the watch-tower, Eat, drink, rise, ye heads, anoint the shield,
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