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Isaiah 13

NLT 1 Isaiah son of Amoz received this message concerning the destruction of Babylon: NIV 1 An oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw: NLT 2 "See the flags waving as the enemy attacks. Cheer them on, O Israel! Wave to them as they march against Babylon to destroy the palaces of the high and mighty. NIV 2 Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles. NLT 3 I, the LORD, have assigned this task to these armies, and they will rejoice when I am exalted. I have called them to satisfy my anger." NIV 3 I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath-- those who rejoice in my triumph. NLT 4 Hear the noise on the mountains! Listen, as the armies march! It is the noise and the shout of many nations. The LORD Almighty has brought them here to form an army. NIV 4 Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty is mustering an army for war. NLT 5 They came from countries far away. They are the LORD's weapons; they carry his anger with them and will destroy the whole land. NIV 5 They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens-- the LORD and the weapons of his wrath-- to destroy the whole country. NLT 6 Scream in terror, for the LORD's time has arrived -- the time for the Almighty to destroy. NIV 6 Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. NLT 7 Every arm is paralyzed with fear. Even the strongest hearts melt NIV 7 Because of this, all hands will go limp, every man's heart will melt. NLT 8 and are afraid. Fear grips them with terrible pangs, like those of a woman about to give birth. They look helplessly at one another as the flames of the burning city reflect on their faces. NIV 8 Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame. NLT 9 For see, the day of the LORD is coming -- the terrible day of his fury and fierce anger. The land will be destroyed and all the sinners with it. NIV 9 See, the day of the LORD is coming --a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger-- to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. NLT 10 The heavens will be black above them. No light will shine from stars or sun or moon. NIV 10 The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. NLT 11 "I, the LORD, will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their sin. I will crush the arrogance of the proud and the haughtiness of the mighty. NIV 11 I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless. NLT 12 Few will be left alive when I have finished my work. People will be as scarce as gold -- more rare than the gold of Ophir. NIV 12 I will make man scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir. NLT 13 For I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move from its place. I, the LORD Almighty, will show my fury and fierce anger." NIV 13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger. NLT 14 Everyone will run until exhausted, rushing back to their own lands like hunted deer, wandering like sheep without a shepherd. NIV 14 Like a hunted gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd, each will return to his own people, each will flee to his native land. NLT 15 Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword. NIV 15 Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall by the sword. NLT 16 Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes. Their homes will be sacked and their wives raped by the attacking hordes. NIV 16 Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives ravished. NLT 17 For I will stir up the Medes against Babylon, and no amount of silver or gold will buy them off. NIV 17 See, I will stir up against them the Medes, who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold. NLT 18 The attacking armies will shoot down the young people with arrows. They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for the children. NIV 18 Their bows will strike down the young men; they will have no mercy on infants nor will they look with compassion on children. NLT 19 Babylon, the most glorious of kingdoms, the flower of Chaldean culture, will be devastated like Sodom and Gomorrah when God destroyed them. NIV 19 Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians' pride, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah. NLT 20 Babylon will never rise again. Generation after generation will come and go, but the land will never again be lived in. Nomads will refuse to camp there, and shepherds will not allow their sheep to stay overnight. NIV 20 She will never be inhabited or lived in through all generations; no Arab will pitch his tent there, no shepherd will rest his flocks there. NLT 21 Wild animals of the desert will move into the ruined city. The houses will be haunted by howling creatures. Ostriches will live among the ruins, and wild goats will come there to dance. NIV 21 But desert creatures will lie there, jackals will fill her houses; there the owls will dwell, and there the wild goats will leap about. NLT 22 Hyenas will howl in its fortresses, and jackals will make their dens in its palaces. Babylon's days are numbered; its time of destruction will soon arrive. NIV 22 Hyenas will howl in her strongholds, jackals in her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand, and her days will not be prolonged.