And He will 1stretch out His handagainst the north And destroy2Assyria, And He will make3Nineveh a desolation, Parched like the wilderness.
14Flocks will liedown in her midst, aAllbeasts which range in herds ; Both the b4pelican and the hedgehog Will lodge in cthe tops of her pillars ; dBirds will sing in the window, Desolation will be on the threshold ; For He has laidbare the cedarwork.
15This is the 5exultantcity Which 6dwellssecurely, Who says in her heart, "7I am, and there is noonebesides me." How she has become a 8desolation, A restingplace for beasts ! 9Everyone who passes by her will hiss And wave his hand in contempt.