Isaiah 13:17-22 NIV

17 See, I will stir up1 against them the Medes,2 who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.3

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18 Their bows4 will strike down the young men;5 they will have no mercy6 on infants nor will they look with compassion on children.7

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19 Babylon,8 the jewel of kingdoms,9 the glory10 of the Babylonians'a pride, will be overthrown11 by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.12

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    • b 13:19 - Or "Chaldeans'"
      20 She will never be inhabited13 or lived in through all generations; no Arab14 will pitch his tent there, no shepherd will rest his flocks there.

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      21 But desert creatures15 will lie there, jackals16 will fill her houses; there the owls17 will dwell, and there the wild goats18 will leap about.

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      22 Hyenas19 will howl in her strongholds,20 jackals21 in her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand,22 and her days will not be prolonged.23

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