He will also stretch out His hand against the north and destroy Assyria; He will make Nineveh a desolate ruin, dry as the desert.
Herds will lie down in the middle of it, every kind of wild animal.a Both the desert owlb and the screech owlc will roost in the capitals of its pillars. [Their] calls will soundd from the window, but devastatione will be on the threshold, for He will expose the cedar work.f15
This is the self-assured city that lives in security, that thinks to herself: I am, and there is no one besides me. What a desolation she has become, a place for wild animals to lie down! Everyone who passes by her jeersg and shakes his fist.