13 And He will 1stretch out His hand against the north And destroy 2Assyria, And He will make 3Nineveh a desolation, Parched like the wilderness.
14 Flocks will lie down in her midst, All beasts which range in herds; Both the 4pelican and the hedgehog Will lodge in the tops of her pillars; Birds will sing in the window, Desolation will be on the threshold; For He has laid bare the cedar work.
15 This is the 5exultant city Which 6dwells securely, Who says in her heart, "7I am, and there is no one besides me." How she has become a 8desolation, A resting place for beasts! 9Everyone who passes by her will hiss And wave his hand in contempt.