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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Isaiah 13:1 - 22
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   Book of Isaiah
   Chapter 13
13:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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An oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:
 
13:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles.
 
13:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath - those who rejoice in my triumph.
 
13:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
13:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens - the LORD and the weapons of his wrath - to destroy the whole country.
 
13:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty. F38
 
13:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Because of this, all hands will go limp, every man's heart will melt.
 
13:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
13:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
13:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
13:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
13:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I will make man scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.
 
13:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
13:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a hunted gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd, each will return to his own people, each will flee to his native land.
 
13:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall by the sword.
 
13:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives ravished.
 
13:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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See, I will stir up against them the Medes, who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.
 
13:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Their bows will strike down the young men; they will have no mercy on infants nor will they look with compassion on children.
 
13:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians' F39 pride, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.
 
13:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
13:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But desert creatures will lie there, jackals will fill her houses; there the owls will dwell, and there the wild goats will leap about.
 
13:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Hyenas will howl in her strongholds, jackals in her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand, and her days will not be prolonged.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F38 Hebrew Shaddai
F39 Or Chaldeans'

 
 

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