God mustereth the armies of his wrath.
Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the sonne of Amoz did see. Isaiah 13:2 Lift yee vp a banner vpon the high mountaine, exalt the voice vnto them, shake the hand, that they may goe into the gates of the nobles. Isaiah 13:3 I haue commanded my sanctified ones: I haue also called my mightie ones for mine anger, [euen] them that reioyce in my highnesse. Isaiah 13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountaines, like as of a great people: a tumultuous noise of the kingdomes of nations gathered together: the LORD of hostes mustereth the hoste of the battell. Isaiah 13:5 They come from a farre countrey from the end of heauen, [euen] the LORD and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
He threateneth to destroy Babylon by the Medes.
Isaiah 13:6 Howle yee; for the day of the LORD [is] at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Isaiah 13:7 Therefore shall all hands bee faint, and euery mans heart shall melt. Isaiah 13:8 And they shalbe afraid: pangs and sorrowes shall take hold of [them], they shalbe in paine as a woman that trauelleth: they shalbe amazed one at another, their faces [shalbe] as flames. Isaiah 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD commeth, cruell both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. Isaiah 13:10 For the starres of heauen, and the constellations thereof shall not giue their light: the sunne shalbe darkened in his going forth, and the moone shall not cause her light to shine. Isaiah 13:11 And I will punish the world for [their] euill, and the wicked for their iniquitie; and I will cause the arrogancie of the proud to cease, and will lay low the hautinesse of the terrible. Isaiah 13:12 I will make a man more pretious then fine gold; euen a man then the golden wedge of Ophir. Isaiah 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heauens, and the earth shall remoue out of her place in the wrath of the LORD of hostes, and in the day of his fierce anger. Isaiah 13:14 And it shalbe as the chased Roe, and as a sheepe that no man taketh vp: they shall euery man turne to his owne people, and flee euery one into his owne land. Isaiah 13:15 Euery one that is found shall be thrust through: and euery one that is ioyned [vnto them], shall fall by the sword. Isaiah 13:16 Their children also shalbe dashed to pieces before their eyes, their houses shalbe spoiled, & their wiues rauished. Isaiah 13:17 Beholde, I will stirre vp the Medes against them, which shall not regard siluer, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Isaiah 13:18 [Their] bowes also shall dash the yong men to pieces, and they shall haue no pitie on the fruit of the wombe; their eye shall not spare children.
The desolation of Babylon.
Isaiah 13:19 And Babylon the glory of kingdomes, the beautie of the Chaldees excellencie, shall be as when God ouerthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. Isaiah 13:20 It shall neuer be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there, neither shal the shepheards make their fold there. Isaiah 13:21 But wilde beastes of the desert shall lye there, and their houses shalbe full of dolefull creatures, and owles shall dwell there, and Satyres shall daunce there. Isaiah 13:22 And the wilde beastes of the Ilands shal cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is neere to come, and her dayes shall not be prolonged.