Isaiah 13 NAS

Prophecies about Babylon

1 The a1oracle concerning 2Babylon which 3Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.

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2 4Lift up a standard on the b5bare hill, Raise your voice to them, 6Wave the hand that they may 7enter the doors of the nobles.

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    • Ć 13:2 - Or "wind-swept mountain"
      3 I have commanded My consecrated ones, I have even called My 8mighty warriors, My proudly exulting ones, To execute My anger.

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      4 A 9sound of tumult on the mountains, Like that of many people! A sound of the uproar of kingdoms, Of nations gathered together! The LORD of hosts is mustering the army for battle.

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      5 They are coming from a far country, From the c10farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of 11indignation, To 12destroy the whole land.

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        • ć 13:5 - Lit "end of heaven"

          Judgment on the Day of the LORD

          6 Wail, for the 13day of the LORD is near! It will come as 14destruction from dthe Almighty.

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          7 Therefore * 15all hands will fall limp, And every man's 16heart will melt.

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          8 They will be 17terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will 18writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame.

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          9 Behold, 19the day of the LORD is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger, To make the land a desolation; And He will exterminate its sinners from it.

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          10 For the 20stars of heaven and their constellations Will not flash forth their light; The 21sun will be dark when it rises And the moon will not shed its light.
          11 Thus I will 22punish the world for its evil And the 23wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the 24arrogance of the proud And abase the 25haughtiness of the e26ruthless.

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            • ĉ 13:11 - Or "tyrants, despots"
              12 I will make mortal man f27scarcer than pure gold And mankind than the 28gold of Ophir.

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                • Ċ 13:12 - Lit "more precious"
                  13 Therefore * I will make the 29heavens tremble, And 30the earth will be shaken from its place At the fury of the LORD of hosts In 31the day of His burning anger.

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                  14 And it will be that like a hunted gazelle, Or like 32sheep with none to gather them, They will each turn to his own people, And each one flee to his own land.

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                  15 Anyone who is found will be 33thrust through, And anyone who is captured will fall by the sword.

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                  16 Their 34little ones also will be dashed to pieces Before their eyes; Their houses will be plundered And their wives ravished.

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                  Babylon Will Fall to the Medes

                  17 Behold, I am going to 35stir up the Medes against them, Who will not value silver or 36take pleasure in gold.

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                  18 And their bows will gmow down the 37young men, They will not even have compassion on the fruit of the womb, Nor will their 38eye pity hchildren.

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                    • ċ 13:18 - Lit "dash in pieces"
                    • Č 13:18 - Lit "sons"
                      19 And 39Babylon, the 40beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God 41overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

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                      20 It will 42never * be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation; Nor will the 43Arab pitch his tent there, Nor will shepherds make their flocks lie down there.

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                      21 But 44desert creatures will lie down there, And their houses will be full of iowls; Ostriches also will live there, and jshaggy goats will frolic there.

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                        • č 13:21 - Or "howling creatures"
                        • Ď 13:21 - Or "goat demons"
                          22 kHyenas will howl in their fortified towers And jackals in their luxurious 45palaces. Her fateful time also lwill soon come And her days will not be prolonged.

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                            • ď 13:22 - Or "howling creatures"
                            • Đ 13:22 - Lit "is near to come"