The judgments wherewith God revengeth his Church.
Isaiah 34:1 Come neere ye nations to heare, and hearken ye people: let the earth heare, and all that is therein, the world, and all things that come forth of it. Isaiah 34:2 For the indignation of the LORD [is] vpon all nations, and [his] furie vpon all their armies: hee hath vtterly destroyed them, he hath deliuered them to the slaughter. Isaiah 34:3 Their slaine also shalbe cast out, and their stinke shall come vp out of their carkeises, and the mountaines shalbe melted with their blood. Isaiah 34:4 And all the hoste of heauen shalbe dissolued, and the heauens shalbe rouled together as a scrole: and all their hoste shall fall downe as the leafe falleth off from the Uine, and as a falling [figge] from the figge tree. Isaiah 34:5 For my sword shall bee bathed in heauen: beholde, it shall come downe vpon Idumea, and vpon the people of my curse to iudgement. Isaiah 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatnesse, [and] with the blood of lambes and goates, with the fat of the kidneys of rammes: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. Isaiah 34:7 And the Unicornes shall come downe with them, and the bullockes with the bulles, and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatnesse. Isaiah 34:8 For [it is] the day of the LORDS vengeance, [and] the yeere of recompences for the controuersie of Zion. Isaiah 34:9 And the streames thereof shalbe turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. Isaiah 34:10 It shal not be quenched night nor day, the smoke thereof shall goe vp for euer: from generation to generation it shall lye waste, none shal passe through it for euer and euer.
The desolation of her enemies.
Isaiah 34:11 The cormorant and the bitterne shall possesse it, the owle also and the rauen shall dwell in it, and he shall stretch out vpon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptinesse. Isaiah 34:12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdome, but none shall bee there, and all her Princes shall bee nothing. Isaiah 34:13 And thornes shall come vp in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shalbe an habitation of dragons, [and] a court for owles. Isaiah 34:14 The wilde beasts of the desert shall also meete with the wilde beasts of the Iland and the satyre shall cry to his felow, the shrichowle also shall rest there, & finde for her selfe a place of rest. Isaiah 34:15 There shall the great owle make her nest, and lay and hatch, and gather vnder her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, euery one with her mate.
The certainty of the prophecy.
Isaiah 34:16 Seeke ye out of the booke of the LORD, and reade: no one of these shall faile, none shall want her mate: for my mouth, it hath commaunded, and his spirit, it hath gathered them. Isaiah 34:17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath diuided it vnto them by line: they shall possesse it for euer, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.