13 *The aburden of bBabylon, cwhich Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
2 dLift ye up a banner eupon the fhigh mountain,
Exalt the voice unto them, gshake the hand,
That they may go into the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded hmy sanctified ones,
I have also called imy mighty ones for mine anger,
Even them kthat lrejoice in my highness.
4 The noise of la multitude in the mountains, †like as of a great people;
lA tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together:
The Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
5 mThey come from a far country, from the end of heaven,
Even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation,
nTo destroy the whole land.
6 oHowl ye; pqfor the day of the Lord is at hand;
qIt shall come ras a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands ||be faint,
And every man’s sheart shall melt:
8 And they shall be afraid: tpangs and usorrows shall take hold of them;
uvThey shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth:
They shall †be amazed †one at another;
Their faces shall be as †flames.
9 Behold, wthe day of the Lord cometh,
Cruel both with xwrath and fierce anger,
To lay the land desolate:
And xxhe shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and ythe constellations thereof shall not zgive their light:
aThe sun shall be darkened in his going forth,
And athe moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will bpunish the world for their evil,
And the wicked for their iniquity;
And I will ccause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,
And will dlay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 eI will make a man fmore precious than gfine gold;
Even a man than hthe golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore iI will shake the heavens,
And ithe earth shall remove out of her place,
In jthe wrath of the Lord of hosts,
And kin the day of his jfierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased roe,
And as a sheep that no man taketh up:
lThey shall every man turn to his own people,
And flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found mshall be thrust through;
And every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 nTheir children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
oTheir houses shall be spoiled, and otheir wives ravished.
17 Behold, pI will stir up qthe Medes against them,
rWhich shall not regard silver;
And as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 sTheir bows also shall dash the young men to pieces;
And they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb;
tTheir eye shall not spare children.
19 And Babylon, uthe glory of kingdoms,
uThe beauty of vthe Chaldees’ uexcellency,
wShall be †as xwhen God overthrew ySodom and Gomorrah.
20 zIt shall never be inhabited,
Neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation:
Neither shall athe Arabian pitch tent there;
Neither shall the shepherds bmake their fold there.
21 cBut †dwild beasts of the desert shall lie there;
And their houses shall be full of †doleful creatures;
And ||†dowls shall dwell there,
And desatyrs shall dance there.
22 And †dthe wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their ||fdesolate houses,
And gdragons in their hpleasant ipalaces:
And kher time is near to come,
And her days shall not be prolonged.
About King James Version
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