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1 Draw near, aO nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples!
2 For the Lord’s aindignation is against all the nations,
And His wrath against all their armies;
He has given them over to cslaughter.
3 So their slain will be athrown out,
And the bsky will be rolled up like a scroll;
All their hosts will also wither away
As a leaf withers from the vine,
Or as one withers from the fig tree.
5 For aMy sword is satiated in heaven,
Behold it shall descend for judgment upon bEdom
And upon the people whom I have cdevoted to destruction.
It is 1sated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats,
With the fat of the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in aBozrah
And a great slaughter in the land of bEdom.
And byoung bulls with strong ones;
Thus their land will be csoaked with blood,
And their dust 2become greasy with fat.
8 For the Lord has a day of avengeance,
A year of recompense for the 1cause of Zion.
9 1Its streams will be turned into pitch,
And its loose earth into abrimstone,
And its land will become burning pitch.
10 It will anot be quenched night or day;
Its bsmoke will go up forever.
From cgeneration to generation it will be desolate;
dNone will pass through it forever and ever.
And 2owl and raven will dwell in it;
And the 4plumb line of emptiness.
12 Its nobles—there is ano one there
Whom they may proclaim king—
And all its princes will be bnothing.
13 Thorns will come up in its afortified towers,
Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities;
It will also be a haunt of bjackals
And an abode of ostriches.
Yes, the 3night monster will settle there
And will find herself a resting place.
And it will hatch and gather them under its 1protection.
Every one with its kind.
16 Seek from the abook of the Lord, and read:
Not one of these will be missing;
None will lack its mate.
And His Spirit has gathered them.
17 He has cast the alot for them,
And His hand has divided it to them by bline.
They shall possess it forever;
From cgeneration to generation they will dwell in it.
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