Chapter 13

ISA.13:1 The burden against Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
ISA.13:2 “Lift up a banner on the high mountain, Raise your voice to them; Wave your hand, that they may enter the gates of the nobles.
ISA.13:3 I have commanded My sanctified ones; I have also called My mighty ones for My anger-Those who rejoice in My exaltation.”
ISA.13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, Like that of many people! A tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together! The LORD of hosts musters The army for battle.
ISA.13:5 They come from a far country, From the end of heaven-The LORD and His weapons of indignation, To destroy the whole land.
ISA.13:6 Wail, for the day of the LORD is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
ISA.13:7 Therefore all hands will be limp, Every man’s heart will melt,
ISA.13:8 And they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrows will take hold of them; They will be in pain as a woman in childbirth; They will be amazed at one another; Their faces will be like flames.
ISA.13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.
ISA.13:10 For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not give their light; The sun will be darkened in its going forth, And the moon will not cause its light to shine.
ISA.13:11 “I will punish the world for its evil, And the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
ISA.13:12 I will make a mortal more rare than fine gold, A man more than the golden wedge of Ophir.
ISA.13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, And the earth will move out of her place, In the wrath of the LORD of hosts And in the day of His fierce anger.
ISA.13:14 It shall be as the hunted gazelle, And as a sheep that no man takes up; Every man will turn to his own people, And everyone will flee to his own land.
ISA.13:15 Everyone who is found will be thrust through, And everyone who is captured will fall by the sword.
ISA.13:16 Their children also will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; Their houses will be plundered And their wives ravished.
ISA.13:17 “Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, Who will not regard silver; And as for gold, they will not delight in it.
ISA.13:18 Also their bows will dash the young men to pieces, And they will have no pity on the fruit of the womb; Their eye will not spare children.
ISA.13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, The beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
ISA.13:20 It will never be inhabited, Nor will it be settled from generation to generation; Nor will the Arabian pitch tents there, Nor will the shepherds make their sheepfolds there.
ISA.13:21 But wild beasts of the desert will lie there, And their houses will be full of owls; Ostriches will dwell there, And wild goats will caper there.
ISA.13:22 The hyenas will howl in their citadels, And jackals in their pleasant palaces. Her time is near to come, And her days will not be prolonged.”

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