Isaiah 13 ©

1 God mustereth the armies of his wrath; 6 he threateneth to destroy Babylon by the Medes; 19 her utter desolation.


THE aburden of Babylon, bwhich Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

b ch. 1.1.

cLift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may dgo into the gates of the nobles.


I ehave commanded fmy sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.


gThe noise of a multitude in the mountains, 1like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: hthe LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.


They come from ia far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.


jHowl ye; for the kday of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.


Therefore lshall all hands 2be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:


And they mshall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; nthey shall be in pain as a woman that *travaileth: othey shall 3be *amazed 4one at another; their faces shall be as 5flames.


Behold, pthe day of the LORD cometh, qcruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.


For rthe stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.


And I will spunish tthe world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and uI will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.


I vwill make a man more precious than wfine gold; even a man xthan the golden wedge of Ophir.


yTherefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and zin the day of his fierce anger.


And ait shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.


bEvery one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.


cTheir children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; dtheir houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.


Behold, I will stir up ethe Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.


Their bows also shall fdash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.


¶And Babylon, gthe glory of kingdoms, the beauty of hthe Chaldees' excellency, shall be 6as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.


iIt shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.


jBut 7wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of 8doleful *creatures; and 9owls shall dwell there, and *satyrs shall dance there.


And the 10wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their 11desolate houses, and *dragons in their pleasant palaces: and kher time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.