For the LORD has a day of 1vengeance, A year of recompense for the acause of Zion.
9bIts streams will be turned into pitch, And its looseearth into 2brimstone, And its land will becomeburningpitch.
It will 3not be quenchednight or day ; Its 4smoke will go up forever. From 5generation to generation it will be desolate ; 6None will pass through it forever and ever.
But c7pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And dowl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretchover it the 8line of edesolation And the fplumbline of emptiness.
Its nobles-there is 9noonethere Whom they may proclaimking - And all its princes will be 10nothing.
13Thorns will come up in its 11fortifiedtowers, Nettles and thistles in its fortifiedcities ; It will also be a haunt of 12jackals And an abode of ostriches.
The desert13creatures will meet with the gwolves, The h14hairygoat also will cry to its kind ; Yes, the inightmonster will settlethere And will find herself a restingplace.
The treesnake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its jprotection. Yes, 15the khawks will be gatheredthere, Everyone with its kind.
16Seek from the 16book of the LORD, and read : Not one of these will be missing ; None will lack its mate. For l17His mouth has commanded, And His Spirit has gathered them.
He has cast the 18lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by 19line. They shall possess it forever ; From 20generation to generation they will dwell in it.