1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
1 "Come near, you nations, to listen, and pay attention, you nations! Let the earth hear, and all that fills it; the world, and all that comes out of it.
1 Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples!Let the earth and all that is in it hear, and the world and all that comes forth from it.
2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
2 For the LORD is angry against all the nations, and furious against all their armies. He has doomed them to destruction, and given them up to be slaughtered.
3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
3 Their slain will be thrown out; and as for their dead bodies their stench will ascend; the mountains will be soaked with their blood.
3 So their slain will be thrown out,And the stench of their corpses will rise,And the mountains will flow with their blood.
4 And (I)all the host of heaven will (e)wear away,And the (J)sky will be rolled up like a scroll;All their hosts will also wither awayAs a leaf withers from the vine,Or as one withers from the fig tree.
4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
4 The valleys will be split, all the stars in the heavens will fall down, and the skies will be rolled up like a scroll. All their starry host will fade away like leaves withering on a vine, or fruit withering on a fig tree.
5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
5 For my sword will be seen in the heavens. Look! It descends in judgment on Edom, on the people I have doomed to destruction.
6 The sword of the Lord is filled with blood,It is (f)sated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats,With the fat of the kidneys of rams.For the Lord has a sacrifice in (N)BozrahAnd a great slaughter in the land of (O)Edom.
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
6 The Lord’s sword is covered with blood.It drips with fat,with the blood of lambs and goats,with the fat of the kidneys of rams.(L)For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah,(M)a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
6 The LORD has a sword bathed in blood; it's covered with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, and with fat from the kidneys of rams." "For the LORD holds a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
6 The sword of the Lord is filled with blood [from sacrifices],It drips with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats,With the fat of the kidneys of rams.For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah (Edom’s capital city)And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
7 Wild oxen will fall together with them young steers and mighty bulls. Their land will be drenched with blood, and their soil will be swollen with fat.
7 Wild oxen will also fall with themAnd the young bulls with the strong bulls;And their land will be soaked with blood,And their dust made greasy with fat.
8 For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
8 For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for Zion's cause.
8 For the Lord has a day of vengeance,A year of retribution for the cause of Zion.
9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
9 Edom's streams will be turned into burning sulfur, and its dust into sulfur; its land will become pitch.
9 The streams [of Edom] will be turned into pitch,And its dust into brimstone,And its land will become burning pitch.
10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
10 It will burn night and day, and will never be extinguished. Its smoke will rise from generation to generation, and it will lie desolate forever and ever. And no one will pass through it.
11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
11 The desert owl(f) and the screech owl(g) will possess it,and the great owl and the raven will dwell there.(R)The Lord will stretch out a measuring lineand a plumb line over herfor her destruction and chaos.(S)
11 "But hawks and hedgehogs will possess it; owls and ravens will nest in it. God will stretch out over it a measuring line, and chaos, and plumb lines of emptiness, and its nobles.
11 But the pelican and the porcupine will take possession of it;The owl and the raven will dwell in it.And He will stretch over it (Edom) the measuring line of desolationAnd the plumb line of emptiness.
12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
12 No nobles will be left to proclaim a king,and all her princes will come to nothing.
12 They will name it "No Kingdom There," and all its princes will come to nothing.
12 Its nobles—there is no one thereWhom they may proclaim king—And all its princes will be nothing.
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
13 Thorns will grow over its palaces, nettles and brambles its fortresses. It will become a haunt for jackals, a home for ostriches.
13 Thorns will come up in its fortified palaces,Nettles and brambles in its fortified cities;It will be a haunt for jackals,An abode for ostriches.
14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.
14 The desert creatures will meet hyenas,and one wild goat will call to another.Indeed, the screech owl will stay thereand will find a resting place for herself.
14 And desert creatures will meet with hyenas, and goat-demons will call out to each other. There also Liliths will settle, and find for themselves a resting place.
15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
15 Owls will nest there, lay eggs, hatch them, and care for their young under the shadow of their wings; yes indeed, vultures will gather there, each one with its mate."
15 There the arrow snake will make her nest and lay her eggs,And hatch them and gather her young under her protection;Indeed, the birds of prey will be gathered there [to breed],Every one with its own kind.
16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
16 "Study and read from the book of the LORD: And not one will be missing, each will not long for its mate. For it is the mouth of the LORD that has issued the order, and it is his Spirit that has gathered them.
16 Seek from the book of the Lord, and read:Not one of these [creatures] will be missing;None will lack its mate.For His mouth has commanded,And His Spirit has gathered them.
17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.
17 It is he who has allotted their portions, and his hand has divided it for them with a measuring line forever. They will possess it forever; from generation to generation they will live in it."
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