Isaiah 34:2-12 NIV

2 The LORD is angry with all nations; his wrath1 is upon all their armies. He will totally destroya2 them, he will give them over to slaughter.3

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    • a 34:2 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD, often by totally destroying them; also in verse 5.
      3 Their slain4 will be thrown out, their dead bodies5 will send up a stench;6 the mountains will be soaked with their blood.7

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      4 All the stars of the heavens will be dissolved8 and the sky rolled up9 like a scroll; all the starry host will fall10 like withered11 leaves from the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree.

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      5 My sword12 has drunk its fill in the heavens; see, it descends in judgment on Edom,13 the people I have totally destroyed.14
      6 The sword15 of the LORD is bathed in blood, it is covered with fat-- the blood of lambs and goats, fat from the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice16 in Bozrah17 and a great slaughter18 in Edom.

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      7 And the wild oxen19 will fall with them, the bull calves and the great bulls.20 Their land will be drenched with blood,21 and the dust will be soaked with fat.

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      8 For the LORD has a day22 of vengeance,23 a year of retribution,24 to uphold Zion's cause.

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      9 Edom's streams will be turned into pitch, her dust into burning sulfur;25 her land will become blazing pitch!

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      10 It will not be quenched26 night and day; its smoke will rise forever.27 From generation to generation28 it will lie desolate;29 no one will ever pass through it again.

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      11 The desert owlb30 and screech owlc will possess it; the great owld and the raven31 will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom32 the measuring line of chaos33 and the plumb line34 of desolation.

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        • b 34:11 - The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.
        • c 34:11 - The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.
        • d 34:11 - The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.
          12 Her nobles will have nothing there to be called a kingdom, all her princes35 will vanish36 away.

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