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13 The oracle of Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:
lift up your voice to them;
wave the hand and may they enter the gateways of the noblemen.
I have also summoned my mighty warriors concerning my anger,
the ⌊ones who exalt over⌋a my majesty.
the likeness of many people!
A sound of the roar of the kingdoms,
of nations gathering!
Yahweh of hosts is mustering an army for battle.
from the end of the heavens,
Yahweh and the weapons of his indignation,
to destroy ⌊the whole earth⌋.b
it will come like destruction from Shaddai!c
and every human heart will melt,
Pangs and labor pains will seize them;
they will tremble like a woman giving birth.
⌊They will stare at one another⌋,d
⌊their faces flushing⌋.e
cruel and wrath and the burning of anger,
to make the earth a desolation,
and he will destroy its sinners from it.
the sun will keep back when it comes out,
and the moon will not cause its light to shine.
and the wicked for their iniquity.
And I will put an end to the pride of the arrogant,
and I will bring the haughtiness of tyrants low.
and humankind more than the gold of Ophir.
and the earth will quake from its place
because of the wrath of Yahweh of hosts,
and in the day his anger burns.
like a hunted gazelle or sheep ⌊with none to gather them⌋,f
they will each turn to his own people,
and they will each flee to his own land.
and everyone who is carried away will fall by the sword.
their houses will be plundered, and their wives will be raped.g
who do not value silver
and do not delight in gold.
And they will not show mercy on the fruit of the womb;
their eyes will not look compassionately on children.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the splendor of the Chaldeans’ pride, will be like ⌊when God overthrew⌋h Sodom and Gomorrah.
and it will not be dwelled in ⌊forever⌋;i
and no Arab will pitch a tent there,
and shepherds will not allow their flocks to lie down there.
and their houses will be full of howling creatures,
and the daughters of ostrichesj will live there,
and goats will dance there.
and jackals in the pleasure palaces;
and its time ⌊is coming soon⌋,k
and its days will not be prolonged.
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