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Isaiah 13:1 (show verse)

The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.

Isaiah 13:2 (show verse)

Lift up a standard on the bare hill,
Raise your voice to them,
Wave the hand that they may enter the doors of the nobles.

Isaiah 13:3 (show verse)

I have commanded My consecrated ones,
I have even called My mighty warriors,
My proudly exulting ones,
To execute My anger.
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Isaiah 13:4 (show verse)

A sound of tumult on the mountains,
Like that of many people!
A sound of the uproar of kingdoms,
Of nations gathered together!
The Lord of hosts is mustering the army for battle.

Isaiah 13:5 (show verse)

They are coming from a far country,
From the farthest horizons,
The Lord and His instruments of indignation,
To destroy the whole land.

Isaiah 13:6 (show verse)

Wail, for the day of the Lord is near!
It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 13:7 (show verse)

Therefore all hands will fall limp,
And every man’s heart will melt.

Isaiah 13:8 (show verse)

They will be terrified,
Pains and anguish will take hold of them;
They will writhe like a woman in labor,
They will look at one another in astonishment,
Their faces aflame.

Isaiah 13:9 (show verse)

Behold, the day of the Lord is coming,
Cruel, with fury and burning anger,
To make the land a desolation;
And He will exterminate its sinners from it.

Isaiah 13:10 (show verse)

For the stars of heaven and their constellations
Will not flash forth their light;
The sun will be dark when it rises
And the moon will not shed its light.

Isaiah 13:11 (show verse)

Thus I will punish the world for its evil
And the wicked for their iniquity;
I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud
And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.

Isaiah 13:12 (show verse)

I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold
And mankind than the gold of Ophir.

Isaiah 13:13 (show verse)

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble,
And the earth will be shaken from its place
At the fury of the Lord of hosts
In the day of His burning anger.

Isaiah 13:14 (show verse)

And it will be that like a hunted gazelle,
Or like sheep with none to gather them,
They will each turn to his own people,
And each one flee to his own land.

Isaiah 13:15 (show verse)

Anyone who is found will be thrust through,
And anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.

Isaiah 13:16 (show verse)

Their little ones also will be dashed to pieces
Before their eyes;
Their houses will be plundered
And their wives ravished.

Isaiah 13:17 (show verse)

Behold, I am going to stir up the Medes against them,
Who will not value silver or take pleasure in gold.

Isaiah 13:18 (show verse)

And their bows will mow down the young men,
They will not even have compassion on the fruit of the womb,
Nor will their eye pity children.

Isaiah 13:19 (show verse)

And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans’ pride,
Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isaiah 13:20 (show verse)

It will never be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation;
Nor will the Arab pitch his tent there,
Nor will shepherds make their flocks lie down there.

Isaiah 13:21 (show verse)

But desert creatures will lie down there,
And their houses will be full of owls;
Ostriches also will live there, and shaggy goats will frolic there.

Isaiah 13:22 (show verse)

Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers
And jackals in their luxurious palaces.
Her fateful time also will soon come
And her days will not be prolonged.