God's Wrath against Nations
1 Draw near, O R1260 nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples!
Let R1261 the earth and all F500 it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it.
2 For the LORD'S indignation R1262 is against all the nations,
And His wrath against all their armies;
He has utterly R1263 F501 destroyed them,
He has given them over to slaughter. R1264
3 So their slain will be thrown R1265 out,
And their corpses will F502 give off their stench, R1266
And the mountains will be F503 drenched with their blood. R1267
4 And all R1268 the host of heaven will wear F504 away,
And the sky R1269 will be rolled up like a scroll;
All their hosts will also wither away
As a leaf withers from the vine,
Or as one withers from the fig tree.
5 For My R1270 sword is satiated in heaven,
Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom R1271
And upon the people whom I have devoted R1272 to destruction.
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood,
It is sated F505 with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats,
With the fat of the kidneys of rams.
For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah R1273
And a great slaughter in the land of Edom. R1274
7 Wild R1275 oxen will also fall F506 with them
And young R1276 bulls with strong ones;
Thus their land will be soaked R1277 with blood,
And their dust become F507 greasy with fat.
8 For the LORD has a day of vengeance, R1278
A year of recompense for the cause F508 of Zion.
9 Its F509 streams will be turned into pitch,
And its loose earth into brimstone, R1279
And its land will become burning pitch.
10 It will not R1280 be quenched night or day;
Its smoke R1281 will go up forever.
From generation R1282 to generation it will be desolate;
None R1283 will pass through it forever and ever.
11 But pelican R1284 F510 and hedgehog will possess it,
And owl F511 and raven will dwell in it;
And He will stretch over it the line R1285 of desolation F512
And the plumb F513 line of emptiness.
12 Its nobles--there is no R1286 one there
Whom they may proclaim king--
And all its princes will be nothing. R1287
13 Thorns will come up in its fortified R1288 towers,
Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities;
It will also be a haunt of jackals R1289
And an abode of ostriches.
14 The desert creatures R1290 will meet with the wolves, F514
The hairy R1290 F515 goat also will cry to its kind;
Yes, the night F516 monster will settle there
And will find herself a resting place.
15 The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there,
And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. F517
Yes, the R1291 hawks F518 will be gathered there,
Every one with its kind.
16 Seek from the book R1292 of the LORD, and read:
Not one of these will be missing;
None will lack its mate.
For His R1293 F519 mouth has commanded,
And His Spirit has gathered them.
17 He has cast the lot R1294 for them,
And His hand has divided it to them by line. R1295
They shall possess it forever;
From generation R1296 to generation they will dwell in it.
F500: Lit its fullness
F501: Lit put under the ban
F502: Lit their stench will go up
F503: Lit dissolve
F504: Lit rot
F505: Lit made fat
F506: Lit go down
F507: Lit made fat
F508: Or controversy
F509: I.e. Edom's
F510: Or owl or jackdaw
F511: Or great horned owl
F512: Or formlessness
F513: Lit stones of void
F514: Or howling creatures
F515: Or demon
F516: Hebrew Lilith
F517: Lit shade
F518: Or kites
F519: So DSS; M.T. My
R1260: Psalms 49:1; Isaiah 41:1; 43:9
R1261: Deuteronomy 32:1; Isaiah 1:2
R1262: Isaiah 26:20
R1263: Isaiah 13:5; 24:1
R1264: Isaiah 30:25; 63:6; 65:12
R1265: Isaiah 14:19
R1266: Joel 2:20; Amos 4:10
R1267: Ezekiel 14:19; 35:6; 38:22
R1268: Isaiah 13:13; 51:6; Ezekiel 32:7,8; Joel 2:31; Matthew 24:29; 2 Peter 3:10
R1269: Revelation 6:12-14
R1270: Deuteronomy 32:41,42; Jeremiah 46:10; Ezekiel 21:3-5
R1271: Isaiah 63:1; Jeremiah 49:7,8,20; Ezekiel 25:12-14; 35:1-15; Amos 1:11,12; Obadiah 1:1:1-14; Malachi 1:4
R1272: Isaiah 24:6; 43:28
R1273: Isaiah 63:1; Jeremiah 49:13
R1274: Isaiah 63:1
R1275: Numbers 23:22; Psalms 22:21
R1276: Psalms 68:30; Jeremiah 50:27
R1277: Isaiah 63:6
R1278: Isaiah 13:6; 35:4; 47:3; 61:2; 63:4
R1279: Deuteronomy 29:23; Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 30:33
R1280: Isaiah 1:31; 66:24
R1281: Revelation 14:11; 19:3
R1282: Isaiah 13:20-22; 24:1; 34:10-15; Malachi 1:3,4
R1283: Ezekiel 29:11
R1284: Zephaniah 2:14
R1285: 2 Kings 21:13; Isaiah 24:10; Lamentations 2:8
R1286: Jeremiah 27:20; 39:6
R1287: Isaiah 41:11,12
R1288: Isaiah 13:22; 25:2; 32:13
R1289: Psalms 44:19; Jeremiah 9:11; 10:22
R1290: Isaiah 13:21
R1290: Isaiah 13:21
R1291: Deuteronomy 14:13
R1292: Isaiah 30:8
R1293: Isaiah 1:20; 40:5; 58:14
R1294: Isaiah 17:13,14; Jeremiah 13:25
R1295: Isaiah 34:11
R1296: Isaiah 34:10