|Is 34:1 Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples!
Let the earth and all that is in it hear, and the world and all that comes forth from it.
|Is 34:2 For the LORD is angry at all the nations,
And His wrath is against all their armies;
He has utterly doomed them,
He has given them over to slaughter.
|Is 34:3 So their slain will be thrown out,
And the stench of their corpses will rise,
And the mountains will flow with their blood.
|Is 34:4 All the host of heaven will be dissolved,
And the skies will be rolled up like a scroll;
All their hosts [the stars and the planets] will also wither away
As a leaf withers from the vine,
And as a fig withers from the fig tree. [Rev 6:13, 14]
|Is 34:5 For My sword is satiated [with blood] in heaven;
Indeed, it will come down for judgment on Edom
And on the people whom I have doomed for destruction. [Obad 8-21]
|Is 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood [from sacrifices],
It drips 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 (Edom's capital city)
And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
|Is 34:7 Wild oxen will also fall with them
And the young bulls with the strong bulls;
And their land will be soaked with blood,
And their dust made greasy with fat.
|Is 34:8 For the LORD has a day of vengeance,
A year of retribution for the cause of Zion.
|Is 34:9 The streams [of Edom] will be turned into pitch,
And its dust into brimstone,
And its land will become burning pitch.
|Is 34:10 The burning will not be quenched night or day;
Its smoke will go up forever.
From generation to generation it will lie in ruins;
No one will ever again pass through it. [Rev 19:3]
|Is 34:11 But the pelican and the porcupine will take possession of it;
The owl and the raven will dwell in it.
And He will stretch over it (Edom) the measuring line of desolation
And the plumb line of emptiness.
|Is 34:12 Its nobles--there is no one there
Whom they may proclaim king--
And all its princes will be nothing.
|Is 34:13 Thorns will come up in its fortified palaces,
Nettles and brambles in its fortified cities;
It will be a haunt for jackals,
An abode for ostriches.
|Is 34:14 The creatures of the desert will encounter jackals
And the hairy goat will call to its kind;
Indeed, Lilith (night demon) will settle there
And find herself a place of rest.
|Is 34:15 There the arrow snake will make her nest and lay her eggs,
And hatch them and gather her young under her protection;
Indeed, the birds of prey will be gathered there [to breed],
Every one with its own kind.
|Is 34:16 ¶ Seek from the book of the LORD, and read:
Not one of these [creatures] will be missing;
None will lack its mate.
For His mouth has commanded,
And His Spirit has gathered them.
|Is 34:17 The LORD has cast the lot for them,
And His hand has divided and apportioned Edom to the wild beasts by measuring-line.
They will possess it forever;
From generation to generation they will dwell in it.