cry aloud to them;
wave the hand for them to enter
the gates of the nobles.
have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger,
my proudly exulting ones.
as of a great multitude!
Hark, 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 earth.
as destruction from the Almighty it will come!
and every man’s heart will melt,
Pangs and agony will seize them;
they will be in anguish like a woman in travail.
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 haughtiness 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,
every man will turn to his own people,
and every man 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 pride of the Chaldeans,
will be like Sodom and Gomorrah
when God overthrew them.
or dwelt in for all generations;
no Arab will pitch his tent there,
no shepherds will make their flocks lie down there.
and its houses will be full of howling creatures;
there ostriches will dwell,
and there satyrs will dance.
and jackals in the pleasant palaces;
its time is close at hand
and its days will not be prolonged.
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.