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Isaiah 34

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1Come near, ye nations, to hear;
And hearken, ye people:
Let the earth hear, and the fulness thereof;
The world, and all things that spring from it.
2For the indignation of Jehovah is upon all nations,
And his fury upon all their armies:
He hath devoted them, he hath given them up to the slaughter.
3And their slain shall he cast out,
And from their carcases their stench shall ascend;
And the mountains shall melt with their blood.
4And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved.
And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll;
And all their host shall fall down
As the leaf falleth off from the vine:
And as the falling of a fig from a fig-tree.
5For my sword hath already been made drunk in the heavens:
Behold, on Edom it shall descend;
And on the people justly devoted by me to destruction.
6The sword of Jehovah is glutted with blood,
It is made fat with fatness:
With the blood of lambs and of goats,
With the fat of the kidneys of rams:
For Jehovah hath a sacrifice in Bozrah,
And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
7And with them shall be slaughtered the buffaloes,
And the bullocks with the bulls;
So that their land shall be drunk with blood,
And their dust made fat with fatness.
8For to Jehovah there is a day of vengeance,
A year of recompence for the vindication of Zion.
9And her streams shall be turned into pitch,
And her dust into brimstone;
And her land shall become burning pitch.
10By night or by day it shall not be extinguished,
For ever shall her smoke ascend:
From generation to generation she shall lie waste,
To everlasting ages no one shall pass through her.
11But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it;
The owl also and the raven shall dwell in it:
And He shall stretch over her the line of devastation,
And the plummet of destruction.
12As for her nobles, there is not one there whom they might call to the government of the kingdom;
And all her princes are nothingness.
13And in her palaces shall spring up thorns;
The nettle and the bramble, in her fortresses:
And she shall be an habitation for jackals,
A dwelling-place for the daughters of the ostrich.
14And the wild cats shall meet the jackals,
And the satyr shall call to his fellow:
There also the screech owl shall resort,
And find for herself a place of rest.
15There shall the darting serpent make her nest, and lay her eggs:
And she shall hatch them, and gather her young under her shadow.
There also shall the vultures be gathered together,
Each one with her mate.
16Seek ye out of the book of Jehovah, and read:
No one of these hath been missing,
No female hath lacked her mate;
For my mouth it hath commanded,
And his Spirit it hath gathered them.
17And he hath cast the lot for them,
And his hand hath divided it for them with the line:
They shall possess it for ever;
From generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

Isaiah 34

34
God’s Wrath against Nations
1Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples!
Let the earth and all that is in it hear, and the world and all that comes forth from it.
2For the Lord is angry at all the nations,
And His wrath is against all their armies;
He has #Lit put them under the ban.utterly doomed them,
He has given them over to slaughter.
3So their slain will be thrown out,
And the stench of their corpses will rise,
And the mountains will flow with their blood.
4All the host of heaven will be dissolved,
And the skies will be rolled up like a scroll;
All their hosts [the stars and the planets] will also wither away
As a leaf withers from the vine,
And as a fig withers from the fig tree.
5For My sword is satiated [with blood] in heaven;
Indeed, it will come down for judgment on Edom
And on the people whom I have doomed for destruction.
6The sword of the Lord is filled with blood [from sacrifices],
It drips with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats,
With the fat of the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah (Edom’s capital city)
And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
7Wild oxen will also fall with them
And the young bulls with the strong bulls;
And their land will be soaked with blood,
And their dust made greasy with fat.
8For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
A year of retribution for the cause of Zion.
9The streams [of Edom] will be turned into pitch,
And its dust into brimstone,
And its land will become burning pitch.
10The burning will not be quenched night or day;
Its smoke will go up forever.
From generation to generation it will lie in ruins;
No one will ever again pass through it.
11But the pelican and the porcupine will take possession of it;
The owl and the raven will dwell in it.
And He will stretch over it (Edom) the measuring line of desolation
And the plumb line of emptiness.
12Its nobles—there is no one there
Whom they may proclaim king—
And all its princes will be nothing.
13Thorns will come up in its fortified palaces,
Nettles and brambles in its fortified cities;
It will be a haunt for jackals,
An abode for ostriches.
14The creatures of the desert will encounter jackals
And the #Or demon satyr.hairy goat will call to its kind;
Indeed, #Thought by some to be a female demon associated with the night.Lilith (night demon) will settle there
And find herself a place of rest.
15There the arrow snake will make her nest and lay her eggs,
And hatch them and gather her young under her protection;
Indeed, the birds of prey will be gathered there [to breed],
Every one with its own kind.
16Seek from the book of the Lord, and read:
Not one of these [creatures] will be missing;
None will lack its mate.
For His mouth has commanded,
And His Spirit has gathered them.
17The Lord has cast the lot for them,
And His hand has divided and apportioned #Lit it to them.Edom to the wild beasts by measuring-line.
They will possess it forever;
From generation to generation they will dwell in it.