1Drawnear, 1O nations, to hear ; and listen, O peoples ! 2Let the earth and aall it containshear, and the world and all that springs from it.
For the LORD'S3indignation is againstall the nations, And His wrathagainstall their armies ; He has b4utterlydestroyed them, He has given them over to 5slaughter.
So their slain will be 6thrown out, And their corpsescwill giveoff their 7stench, And the mountains will dbe drenched with their 8blood.
And 9all the host of heaven will ewearaway, And the 10sky will be rolled up like a scroll ; All their hosts will also witheraway As a leafwithers from the vine, Or as one withers from the figtree.
For 11My sword is satiated in heaven, Behold it shall descend for judgment upon 12Edom And upon the people whom I have 13devoted to destruction.
The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, It is fsated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in 14Bozrah And a greatslaughter in the land of 15Edom.
716Wildoxen will also gfall with them And 17youngbulls with strongones ; Thus their land will be 18soaked with blood, And their dusthbecomegreasy with fat.
For the LORD has a day of 19vengeance, A year of recompense for the icause of Zion.
9jIts streams will be turned into pitch, And its looseearth into 20brimstone, And its land will becomeburningpitch.
It will 21not be quenchednight or day ; Its 22smoke will go up forever. From 23generation to generation it will be desolate ; 24None will pass through it forever and ever.
But k25pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And lowl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretchover it the 26line of mdesolation And the nplumbline of emptiness.
Its nobles-there is 27noonethere Whom they may proclaimking - And all its princes will be 28nothing.
13Thorns will come up in its 29fortifiedtowers, Nettles and thistles in its fortifiedcities ; It will also be a haunt of 30jackals And an abode of ostriches.
The desert31creatures will meet with the owolves, The p32hairygoat also will cry to its kind ; Yes, the qnightmonster will settlethere And will find herself a restingplace.
The treesnake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its rprotection. Yes, 33the shawks will be gatheredthere, Everyone with its kind.
16Seek from the 34book of the LORD, and read : Not one of these will be missing ; None will lack its mate. For t35His mouth has commanded, And His Spirit has gathered them.
He has cast the 36lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by 37line. They shall possess it forever ; From 38generation to generation they will dwell in it.