Isaiah 13:1-9 NIV

A Prophecy Against Babylon

1 A prophecy against Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:

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2 Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles.

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3 I have commanded those I prepared for battle; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath— those who rejoice in my triumph.

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4 Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty is mustering an army for war.

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5 They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens— the LORD and the weapons of his wrath— to destroy the whole country.

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6 Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.a

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    •  13:6 - Hebrew "Shaddai"
      7 Because of this, all hands will go limp, every heart will melt with fear.

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      8 Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.

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      9 See, the day of the LORD is coming —a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger— to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.

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