Judgment Against the Nations
34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye
people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the
world, and all things that come forth of it.
34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations,
and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly
destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink
shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall
be melted with their blood.
34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the
heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their
host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine,
and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it
shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my
curse, to judgment.
34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made
fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats,
with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a
sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of
34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the
bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with
blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
34:8 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the
year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
34:9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch,
and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof
shall become burning pitch.
34:10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke
thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation
it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and
34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it;
the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall
stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of
34:12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom,
but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be
34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and
brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an
habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
34:14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with
the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to
his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find
for herself a place of rest.
34:15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and
hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures
also be gathered, every one with her mate.
34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one
of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth
it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
34:17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath
divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for
ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell