God mustereth the armies of his wrath.
Isaiah 13:1 This is the heuy burthen of Babylon, which Esay the sonne of Amos dyd se. Isaiah 13:2 Lyft vp the banner vpon the hye hyl, call vnto them, holde vp youre hande that the Prynces maye go in at the dore. Isaiah 13:3 I haue sent for my debytes & my gyauntes (sayth the Lord) which shall execute wrath, I wyll call for soch, as triumphe in my glory. Isaiah 13:4 There is a noyse of a multytude in the mountaynes, like as of a great people, a russhynge, as though the kyngdomes of þe nacions came together. (And the Lord of Hostes, mustreth his armye to bataile.) Isaiah 13:5 They come out of a farre countree, from the ende of heauen: Euen the Lord hym selfe wt the ministers of his wrath, to destroye þe whole lande.
He threateneth to destroy Babylon by the Medes.
Isaiah 13:6 Mourne ye, for þe daye of the Lord is at hande, and shall come as a destroyer from the almyghtie. Isaiah 13:7 Therfore shall all handes be letten downe, & all mens hertes shal melt awaye, Isaiah 13:8 they shall stande in feare, carefulnesse and sorow shall come vpon them, & they shall haue payne, as a woman þt trauayleth with childe. One shall be abasshed of another, and their faces shall burne lyke the flamme of fyre. Isaiah 13:9 Beholde, the daye of the Lord shall come, terrible, ful of indignacion, furoure & wrath to make the lande waste, & to roote out the synners therof. Isaiah 13:10 For the starres & planetes of heauen shal not geue their lyght, the sunne shalbe darkened in the rysynge, and the moone shall not shyne with his lyght. Isaiah 13:11 And I wyll punysh the wyckednesse of the worlde, and the synnes of the vngodly, sayeth the Lorde. The hye stomackes of the proude wyll I take awaye, and wyll laye downe the boastynge of tyrauntes. Isaiah 13:12 I will make a man dearer then fyne golde, and a man to be more worth then a golden wedge of Ophir. Isaiah 13:13 Therfore, I wyll shake the heauen, and the earth shall remoue out of her place: in the wrath of the Lord of hostes, and in the daye of hys fearfull indignacion. Isaiah 13:14 And Babylon shalbe as an hunted or chased doo, and as a shepe þt no man taketh vp. Euery man shall turne to hys awne people, and flye eche one into his awne lande. Isaiah 13:15 Who so is founde alone, shalbe shot thorow: And who so gather together, shalbe destroyed with the swerde. Isaiah 13:16 Their chyldren shalbe slayne before their eyes, their houses spoyled, and their wyues rauished. Isaiah 13:17 For lo, I shall brynge vp the Medes agaynst them, which shall not regarde siluer, nor be desirous of gold. Isaiah 13:18 With bowes shall they destroye the yong chidren, & haue no pytie vpon wemen wyth chylde, & their faces shall not spare the chyldren.
The desolation of Babylon.
Isaiah 13:19 And Babylon (that glory of kyngdomes and bewtye of the Caldees honour) shalbe destroyed euen as God destroyed Sodome and Gomorre. Isaiah 13:20 It shall not endure for euer, nether shall there be any more dwellyng there, from generacyon to generacyon. The Arabians shall pytch no tentes there, nether shal þe shepheardes make their foldes there any more: Isaiah 13:21 but fearfull wild beastes shall lye there, & þe houses shalbe full of greate Dules. Estriches shall dwel there, & Apes shal daunse there Isaiah 13:22 wild cattes shal crye in the palaces, and Dragons shalbe in þe pleasaunt houses. And as for Babylons tyme it is at hand, & her dayes shal not be prolonged.