Isaiah 13:2-12 NIV

2 Raise a banner1 on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates2 of the nobles.

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3 I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors3 to carry out my wrath4-- those who rejoice5 in my triumph.

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4 Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude!6 Listen, an uproar7 among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty8 is mustering9 an army for war.

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5 They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens10-- the LORD and the weapons11 of his wrath12-- to destroy13 the whole country.

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6 Wail,14 for the day15 of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction16 from the Almighty.a17

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    • a 13:6 - Hebrew "Shaddai"
      7 Because of this, all hands will go limp,18 every man's heart will melt.19

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      8 Terror20 will seize them, pain and anguish will grip21 them; they will writhe like a woman in labor.22 They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.23

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      9 See, the day24 of the LORD is coming --a cruel25 day, with wrath26 and fierce anger27-- to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.

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      10 The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light.28 The rising sun29 will be darkened30 and the moon will not give its light.31

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      11 I will punish32 the world for its evil, the wicked33 for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty34 and will humble35 the pride of the ruthless.36

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      12 I will make man37 scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.38

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