Isaiah 13 TNIV

A Prophecy Against Babylon

1 A prophecy1 concerning Babylon2 that Isaiah son of Amoz3 saw:4

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2 Raise a banner5 on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates6 of the nobles.

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3 I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors7 to carry out my wrath8-- those who rejoice9 in my triumph.

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4 Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude!10 Listen, an uproar11 among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The LORD Almighty12 is mustering13 an army for war.

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5 They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens14-- the LORD and the weapons15 of his wrath16-- to destroy17 the whole country.

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6 Wail,18 for the day19 of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction20 from the Almighty.a21

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    • a 13:6 - Hebrew "Shaddai"
      7 Because of this, all hands will go limp,22 every man's heart will melt.23

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      8 Terror24 will seize them, pain and anguish will grip25 them; they will writhe like a woman in labor.26 They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.27

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      9 See, the day28 of the LORD is coming --a cruel29 day, with wrath30 and fierce anger31-- 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.32 The rising sun33 will be darkened34 and the moon will not give its light.35

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      11 I will punish36 the world for its evil, the wicked37 for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty38 and will humble39 the pride of the ruthless.40

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      12 I will make people41 scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.42

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      13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;43 and the earth will shake44 from its place at the wrath45 of the LORD Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.46

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      14 Like a hunted47 gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd,48 they will all return to their own people, they will flee49 to their native land.50

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      15 Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall51 by the sword.52

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      16 Their infants53 will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives ravished.54

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      17 See, I will stir up55 against them the Medes,56 who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.57

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      18 Their bows58 will strike down the young men;59 they will have no mercy60 on infants, nor will they look with compassion on children.61

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      19 Babylon,62 the jewel of kingdoms,63 the pride and glory64 of the Babylonians,b will be overthrown65 by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.66

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      20 She will never be inhabited67 or lived in through all generations; there no nomads68 will pitch their tents, there no shepherds will rest their flocks.

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      21 But desert creatures69 will lie there, jackals70 will fill her houses; there the owls71 will dwell, and there the wild goats72 will leap about.

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      22 Hyenas73 will inhabit her strongholds,74 jackals75 her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand,76 and her days will not be prolonged.77

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