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Isaiah 34 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Judgment on the Nations

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:1 - Draw near, O nations, to hear,
and give attention, O peoples!
Let the earth hear, and all that fills it;
the world, and all that comes from it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:2 - For the LORD is enraged against all the nations,
and furious against all their host;
he has devoted them to destruction,[fn] has given them over for slaughter.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:3 - Their slain shall be cast out,
and the stench of their corpses shall rise;
the mountains shall flow with their blood.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:4 - All the host of heaven shall rot away,
and the skies roll up like a scroll.
All their host shall fall,
as leaves fall from the vine,
like leaves falling from the fig tree.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:5 - For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;
behold, it descends for judgment upon Edom,
upon the people I have devoted to destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:6 - The LORD has a sword; it is sated with blood;
it is gorged 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:7 - Wild oxen shall fall with them,
and young steers with the mighty bulls.
Their land shall drink its fill of blood,
and their soil shall be gorged with fat.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:8 - For the LORD has a day of vengeance,
a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:9 - And the streams of Edom[fn] shall be turned into pitch,
and her soil into sulfur;
her land shall become burning pitch.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:10 - Night and day it shall not be quenched;
its smoke shall go up forever.
From generation to generation it shall lie waste;
none shall pass through it forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:11 - But the hawk and the porcupine[fn] shall possess it,
the owl and the raven shall dwell in it.
He shall stretch the line of confusion[fn] over it,
and the plumb line of emptiness.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:12 - Its nobles—there is no one there to call it a kingdom,
and all its princes shall be nothing.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:13 - Thorns shall grow over its strongholds,
nettles and thistles in its fortresses.
It shall be the haunt of jackals,
an abode for ostriches.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:14 - And wild animals shall meet with hyenas;
the wild goat shall cry to his fellow;
indeed, there the night bird[fn] settles
and finds for herself a resting place.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:15 - There the owl nests and lays
and hatches and gathers her young in her shadow;
indeed, there the hawks are gathered,
each one with her mate.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:16 - Seek and read from the book of the LORD:
Not one of these shall be missing;
none shall be without her mate.
For the mouth of the LORD has commanded,
and his Spirit has gathered them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:17 - He has cast the lot for them;
his hand has portioned it out to them with the line;
they shall possess it forever;
from generation to generation they shall dwell in it.
ESV Footnotes
That is, set apart (devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction); also verse 5
Hebrew her streams
The identity of the animals rendered hawk and porcupine is uncertain
Hebrew formlessness
Or owls
Identity uncertain
ESV

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