13 The oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw.
cry aloud to them;
wave the hand for them to enter
the gates of the nobles.
have summoned my warriors, my proudly exulting ones,
to execute my anger.
as of a great multitude!
Listen, an uproar of kingdoms,
of nations gathering together!
The Lord of hosts is mustering
an army for battle.
from the end of the heavens,
the Lord and the weapons of his indignation,
to destroy the whole earth.
it will come like destruction from the Almighty!a
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 earth 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 pride of the arrogant,
and lay low the insolence of tyrants.
and humans 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 no one to gather them,
all will turn to their own people,
and all will flee to their own lands.
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 pride of the Chaldeans,
will be like Sodom and Gomorrah
when God overthrew them.
or lived in for all generations;
Arabs will not pitch their tents there,
shepherds will not make their flocks lie down there.
and its houses will be full of howling creatures;
there ostriches will live,
and there goat-demons will dance.
and jackals in the pleasant palaces;
its time is close at hand,
and its days will not be prolonged.
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