13 The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
cry aloud to them;
wave the hand for them to enter
the gates of the nobles.
and have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger,
my proudly exulting ones.
as of a great multitude!
The sound of an uproar of kingdoms,
of nations gathering together!
The Lord of hosts is mustering
a host for battle.
from the end of the heavens,
the Lord and the weapons of his indignation,
to destroy the whole land.
as destruction from the Almighty it will come!
and every human heart will melt.
pangs and agony will seize them;
they will be in anguish like a woman in labor.
They will look aghast at one another;
their faces will be aflame.
cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,
to make the land a desolation
and to destroy its sinners from it.
will not give their light;
the sun will be dark at its rising,
and the moon will not shed its light.
and the wicked for their iniquity;
I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant,
and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.
and mankind than the gold of Ophir.
and the earth will be shaken out of its place,
at the wrath of the Lord of hosts
in the day of his fierce anger.
or like sheep with none to gather them,
each will turn to his own people,
and each will flee to his own land.
and whoever is caught will fall by the sword.
before their eyes;
their houses will be plundered
and their wives ravished.
who have no regard for silver
and do not delight in gold.
they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb;
their eyes will not pity children.
the splendor and pomp of the Chaldeans,
will be like Sodom and Gomorrah
when God overthrew them.
or lived in for all generations;
no Arab will pitch his tent there;
no shepherds will make their flocks lie down there.
and their houses will be full of howling creatures;
there ostriches will dwell,
and there wild goats will dance.
and jackals in the pleasant palaces;
its time is close at hand
and its days will not be prolonged.