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Isaiah 34 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Judgment of the Nations
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You nations, come here and listen;

you peoples, pay attention!

Let the earth and all that fills it hear,

the world and all that comes from it.

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The LORD is angry with all the nations,

furious with all their armies.

He will set them apart for destruction,

giving them over to slaughter.

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Their slain will be thrown out,

and the stench of their corpses will rise;

the mountains will flow[fn] with their blood.

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All[fn] the stars in the sky will dissolve.

The sky will roll up like a scroll,

and its stars will all wither

as leaves wither on the vine,

and foliage on the fig tree.

The Judgment of Edom
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When my sword has drunk its fill[fn] in the heavens,

it will then come down on Edom

and on the people I have set apart for destruction.

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The LORD’s sword is covered with blood.

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,

a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

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The wild oxen will be struck[fn] down with them,

and young bulls with the mighty bulls.

Their land will be soaked with[fn] blood,

and their soil will be saturated with fat.

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For the LORD has a day of vengeance,

a time of paying back Edom

for its hostility against Zion.

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Edom’s streams will be turned into pitch,

her soil into sulfur;

her land will become burning pitch.

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It will never go out ​— ​day or night.

Its smoke will go up forever.

It will be desolate, from generation to generation;

no one will pass through it forever and ever.

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Eagle owls[fn] and herons[fn] will possess it,

and long-eared owls and ravens will dwell there.

The LORD will stretch out a measuring line

and a plumb line over her

for her destruction and chaos.

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No nobles will be left to proclaim a king,

and all her princes will come to nothing.

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Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns;

her fortified cities, with thistles and briers.

She will become a dwelling for jackals,

an abode[fn] for ostriches.

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The desert creatures will meet hyenas,

and one wild goat will call to another.

Indeed, the night birds will stay there

and will find a resting place.

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Sand partridges[fn] will make their nests there;

they will lay and hatch their eggs

and will gather their broods under their shadows.

Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there,

each with its mate.

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Search and read the scroll of the LORD:

Not one of them will be missing,

none will be lacking its mate,

because he has ordered it by my[fn] mouth,

and he will gather them by his Spirit.

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He has cast the lot for them;

his hand allotted their portion with a measuring line.

They will possess it forever;

they will dwell in it from generation to generation.

CSB Footnotes
Or melt, or dissolve
DSS read And the valleys will be split, and all
DSS read sword will appear
Or will go
Or will drink its fill of
Or Pelicans
Or hedgehogs
DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg; MT reads jackals, grass
Or Arrow snakes, or Owls
Some Hb mss; other Hb mss, DSS, Syr, Tg read his

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