Isaiah 34:9-17 NIV

9 Edom's streams will be turned into pitch, her dust into burning sulfur;1 her land will become blazing pitch!

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10 It will not be quenched2 night and day; its smoke will rise forever.3 From generation to generation4 it will lie desolate;5 no one will ever pass through it again.

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11 The desert owla6 and screech owlb will possess it; the great owlc and the raven7 will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom8 the measuring line of chaos9 and the plumb line10 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 princes11 will vanish12 away.

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      13 Thorns13 will overrun her citadels, nettles and brambles her strongholds.14 She will become a haunt for jackals,15 a home for owls.16

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      14 Desert creatures17 will meet with hyenas,18 and wild goats will bleat to each other; there the night creatures19 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;20 there also the falcons21 will gather, each with its mate.

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      16 Look in the scroll22 of the LORD and read: None of these will be missing,23 not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth24 that has given the order,25 and his Spirit will gather them together.

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      17 He allots their portions;26 his hand distributes them by measure. They will possess it forever and dwell there from generation to generation.27

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