Isaiah 34:6-16 NIV

6 The sword1 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 sacrifice2 in Bozrah3 and a great slaughter4 in Edom.

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7 And the wild oxen5 will fall with them, the bull calves and the great bulls.6 Their land will be drenched with blood,7 and the dust will be soaked with fat.

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8 For the LORD has a day8 of vengeance,9 a year of retribution,10 to uphold Zion's cause.

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9 Edom's streams will be turned into pitch, her dust into burning sulfur;11 her land will become blazing pitch!

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10 It will not be quenched12 night and day; its smoke will rise forever.13 From generation to generation14 it will lie desolate;15 no one will ever pass through it again.

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11 The desert owla16 and screech owlb will possess it; the great owlc and the raven17 will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom18 the measuring line of chaos19 and the plumb line20 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 princes21 will vanish22 away.

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      13 Thorns23 will overrun her citadels, nettles and brambles her strongholds.24 She will become a haunt for jackals,25 a home for owls.26

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      14 Desert creatures27 will meet with hyenas,28 and wild goats will bleat to each other; there the night creatures29 will also repose and find for themselves places of rest.

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      15 The owl will nest there and lay eggs, she will hatch them, and care for her young under the shadow of her wings;30 there also the falcons31 will gather, each with its mate.

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      16 Look in the scroll32 of the LORD and read: None of these will be missing,33 not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth34 that has given the order,35 and his Spirit will gather them together.

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