The desert owla1 and screech owlb will possess it; the great owlc and the raven2 will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom3 the measuring line of chaos4 and the plumb line5 of desolation.
Her nobles will have nothing there to be called a kingdom, all her princes6 will vanish7 away.
Thorns8 will overrun her citadels, nettles and brambles her strongholds.9 She will become a haunt for jackals,10 a home for owls.1114
Desert creatures12 will meet with hyenas,13 and wild goats will bleat to each other; there the night creatures14 will also repose and find for themselves places of rest.
The owl will nest there and lay eggs, she will hatch them, and care for her young under the shadow of her wings;15 there also the falcons16 will gather, each with its mate.