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Isaiah 34:5–8

For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;

behold, it descends for judgment upon aEdom,

upon the people bI have devoted to destruction.

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.

cFor the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah,

a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

dWild oxen shall efall with them,

and fyoung steers with fthe mighty bulls.

Their land shall drink its fill of blood,

and their soil shall be gorged with fat.

gFor the Lord has a day of vengeance,

a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

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Isaiah 34:5–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;

see, it descends in judgment on Edom,

the people I have totally destroyed.

The sword of the Lord is bathed in blood,

it is covered with fat—

the blood of lambs and goats,

fat from the kidneys of rams.

For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah

and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

And the wild oxen will fall with them,

the bull calves and the great bulls.

Their land will be drenched with blood,

and the dust will be soaked with fat.

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,

a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For my sword shall be bathed in heaven:

Behold, it shall come down upon Idumea,

And upon the people of my curse, to judgment.

The sword of the Lord is filled with blood,

It is made fat with fatness,

And with the blood of lambs and goats,

With the fat of the kidneys of rams:

For the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah,

And a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.

And the unicorns shall come down with them,

And the bullocks with the bulls;

And their land shall be soaked with blood,

And their dust made fat with fatness.

For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance,

And the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

And when my sword has finished its work in the heavens,

it will fall upon Edom,

the nation I have marked for destruction.

The sword of the Lord is drenched with blood

and covered with fat—

with the blood of lambs and goats,

with the fat of rams prepared for sacrifice.

Yes, the Lord will offer a sacrifice in the city of Bozrah.

He will make a mighty slaughter in Edom.

Even men as strong as wild oxen will die—

the young men alongside the veterans.

The land will be soaked with blood

and the soil enriched with fat.

For it is the day of the Lord’s revenge,

the year when Edom will be paid back for all it did to Israel.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“For My sword shall be bathed in heaven;

Indeed it shall come down on Edom,

And on the people of My curse, for judgment.

The sword of the Lord is filled with blood,

It is made overflowing with fatness,

With the blood of lambs and goats,

With the fat of the kidneys of rams.

For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah,

And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

The wild oxen shall come down with them,

And the young bulls with the mighty bulls;

Their land shall be soaked with blood,

And their dust saturated with fatness.”

For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance,

The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord’s sword in the sky is covered with blood.

It will cut through Edom

and destroy those people as an offering to the Lord.

The Lord’s sword will be covered with blood;

it will be covered with fat,

with the blood from lambs and goats,

with the fat from the kidneys of sheep.

This is because the Lord decided there will be a sacrifice in Bozrah

and much killing in Edom.

The oxen will be killed,

and the cattle and the strong bulls.

The land will be filled with their blood,

and the dirt will be covered with their fat.

The Lord has chosen a time for punishment.

He has chosen a year when people must pay for the wrongs they did to Jerusalem.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For my sword hath drunk its fill in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of Jehovah is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and 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. And the wild-oxen shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls: and their land shall be drunken with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.

For Jehovah hath a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For my sword is bathed in the heavens; behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my ban, to judgment. The sword of Jehovah is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and 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. And the buffaloes shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For it is the day of Jehovah’s vengeance, the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

When my sword is covered with blood in the heavens,

it will fall on Edom

and on the people I’ve claimed for destruction.

The Lord’s sword is covered with blood.

It is covered with fat,

with the blood of lambs and goats,

with the fat of rams’ kidneys.

The Lord will receive a sacrifice in Bozrah,

a huge slaughter in the land of Edom.

Wild oxen will be killed with them,

young bulls along with rams.

Their land will be drenched with blood.

Their dust will be covered with fat.

The Lord will have a day of vengeance,

a year of revenge in defense of Zion.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

When My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens,

it will then come down on Edom

and on the people I have set apart for destruction.

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.

The wild oxen will be struck down with them,

and young bulls with the mighty bulls.

Their land will be soaked with blood,

and their soil will be saturated with fat.

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,

a time of paying back Edom

for its hostility against Zion.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens,

lo, it will descend upon Edom,

upon the people I have doomed to judgment.

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.

Wild oxen shall fall with them,

and young steers with the mighty bulls.

Their land shall be soaked with blood,

and their soil made rich with fat.

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,

a year of vindication by Zion’s cause.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

When my sword is drenched in the heavens,

look! It will descend upon Edom,

and upon the people of my ban, for judgment.

Yahweh has a sword;

it is full of blood.

It is covered with fat,

with the blood of lambs and goats,

with the fat of the kidneys of rams,

for Yahweh has a sacrifice in Bozrah

and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

And wild oxen shall go down with them,

and steers with strong bulls.

And their land shall be drenched with blood,

and their soil shall be fattened with fat.

For Yahweh has a day of vengeance,

a year of retribution for the strife of Zion.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

The sword of the Lord will finish its deadly work in the sky.

Then it will come down to strike Edom.

He will totally destroy that nation.

His sword will be red with blood.

It will be covered with fat.

The blood will flow like the blood

of lambs and goats being sacrificed.

The fat will be like the fat

taken from the kidneys of rams.

That’s because the Lord will offer a sacrifice

in the city of Bozrah.

He will kill many people in Edom.

The people and their leaders will be killed

like wild oxen and young bulls.

Their land will be wet with their blood.

The dust will be covered with their fat.

That’s because the Lord has set aside a day to pay Edom back.

He has set aside a year to pay them back for what they did to the city of Zion.

Isaiah 34:5–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For My sword is satiated in heaven,

Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom

And upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction.

The sword of the Lord is filled with blood,

It is sated 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

And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

Wild oxen will also fall with them

And young bulls with strong ones;

Thus their land will be soaked with blood,

And their dust become greasy with fat.

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,

A year of recompense for the cause of Zion.