Isaiah 13:6-22 NIV

6 Wail,1 for the day2 of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction3 from the Almighty.a4

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    • a 13:6 - Hebrew "Shaddai"
      7 Because of this, all hands will go limp,5 every man's heart will melt.6

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      8 Terror7 will seize them, pain and anguish will grip8 them; they will writhe like a woman in labor.9 They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.10

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      9 See, the day11 of the LORD is coming --a cruel12 day, with wrath13 and fierce anger14-- to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.

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      10 The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light.15 The rising sun16 will be darkened17 and the moon will not give its light.18

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      11 I will punish19 the world for its evil, the wicked20 for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty21 and will humble22 the pride of the ruthless.23

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      12 I will make man24 scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.25

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      13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;26 and the earth will shake27 from its place at the wrath28 of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.29

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      14 Like a hunted30 gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd,31 each will return to his own people, each will flee32 to his native land.33

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      15 Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall34 by the sword.35

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      16 Their infants36 will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives ravished.37

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      17 See, I will stir up38 against them the Medes,39 who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.40

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      18 Their bows41 will strike down the young men;42 they will have no mercy43 on infants nor will they look with compassion on children.44

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      19 Babylon,45 the jewel of kingdoms,46 the glory47 of the Babylonians'b pride, will be overthrown48 by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.49

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        • b 13:19 - Or "Chaldeans'"
          20 She will never be inhabited50 or lived in through all generations; no Arab51 will pitch his tent there, no shepherd will rest his flocks there.

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          21 But desert creatures52 will lie there, jackals53 will fill her houses; there the owls54 will dwell, and there the wild goats55 will leap about.

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          22 Hyenas56 will howl in her strongholds,57 jackals58 in her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand,59 and her days will not be prolonged.60

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