Isaiah 13:3-13 NIV

3 I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors1 to carry out my wrath2-- those who rejoice3 in my triumph.

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4 Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude!4 Listen, an uproar5 among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty6 is mustering7 an army for war.

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5 They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens8-- the LORD and the weapons9 of his wrath10-- to destroy11 the whole country.

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6 Wail,12 for the day13 of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction14 from the Almighty.a15

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    • a 13:6 - Hebrew "Shaddai"
      7 Because of this, all hands will go limp,16 every man's heart will melt.17

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      8 Terror18 will seize them, pain and anguish will grip19 them; they will writhe like a woman in labor.20 They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.21

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      9 See, the day22 of the LORD is coming --a cruel23 day, with wrath24 and fierce anger25-- 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.26 The rising sun27 will be darkened28 and the moon will not give its light.29

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      11 I will punish30 the world for its evil, the wicked31 for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty32 and will humble33 the pride of the ruthless.34

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      12 I will make man35 scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.36

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      13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;37 and the earth will shake38 from its place at the wrath39 of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.40

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