1 Come ye heathen, and hear. Take heed, ye people. Hearken, thou earth and all that is therein; thou round compass and all that groweth thereupon. 2 For the LORD is angry with all people, and his displeasure is kindled against all the multitude of them, to curse them and to slay them: 3 so that their slain shall be cast out, and their bodies stink; that even the very hills shall be wet with the blood of them. 4 All the stars of heaven shall be consumed, and the heaven shall fold together like a roll, and all the stars thereof shall fall, like as the leaves fall from the vines and fig trees.
5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven, and shall immediately come down upon Idumaea, and upon the people which I have cursed for my vengeance. 6 And the LORD's sword shall be full of blood, and be rusty with the fatness and blood of lambs and goats, with the fatness of the kidneys of wethers. For the LORD shall kill a great offering in Bozrah. and a great slaughter in the land of Idumaea. 7 There shall the Unicorns fall with them, and the bulls with the giants; and their land shall be washed with blood, and their ground corrupt with fatness.
8 Unto thee also, O Zion, shall come the day of the vengeance of God, and the year when thine own judgments shall be recompensed. 9 Thy floods shall be turned to pitch, and thine earth to brimstone, and therewith shall the land be kindled, 10 so that it shall not be quenched day nor night, but smoke evermore and so forth to lie waste. And no man shall go through thy land forever. 11 But Pelicans, Storks, great Owls, and Ravens shall have it in possession, and dwell therein. For God shall spread out the line of desolation upon it, and weight it with the stones of emptiness. 12 When kings are called upon, there shall be none, and all princes shall be away. 13 Thorns shall grow in their palaces, nettles and thistles in their strongholds; that the dragons may have their pleasure therein, and that they may be a court for Ostriches. 14 There shall strange visures and monstrous beasts meet one another, and the wild keep company together. There shall the llama lie, and have her lodging. 15 There shall the owl make her nest, build, be there at home, and bring forth her young ones. There shall the kites come together, each one to his like. 16 Seek through the scripture of the LORD and read it: There shall none of these things be left out, there shall not one, nor such like, fail. For what his mouth commandeth, that same doth his spirit gather together or fulfill. 17 Upon whomsoever the lot falleth, or to whom he dealeth it with the line: those shall possess the inheritance from generation to generation, and dwell therein.