God mustereth the armies of his wrath.
Isaiah 13:1 The oracle on Babylon,of which Isaiah, son of Amoz, had vision: Isaiah 13:2 Upon a bare mountain, lift ye up a standard, Raise high the voice, to them, Wave the hand, That they may enter the doors of nobles. Isaiah 13:3 I myself, have given charge to my hallowed ones,Yea I have called, My heroes in showing mine anger, My proudly, exulting ones. Isaiah 13:4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, A resemblance of many people,The noise of a tumult of kingdoms, Nations gathered together, Yahweh of hosts, mustering a host for battle! Isaiah 13:5 They are coming in, From a land far away, From the utmost bound of the heavens,Yahwehwith his weapons of indignation, To destroy the land.
He threateneth to destroy Babylon by the Medes.
Isaiah 13:6 Howl ye! for at hand, is the day of Yahweh,As a veritable destruction from the Almighty, shall it come. Isaiah 13:7 For this causeAll hands, shall hang down,and, Every mortal heart, melt. Isaiah 13:8 And they shall be in distressWrithings and pains, shall lay hold, As a woman in childbirth, shall they be in pangs,Every one, at his neighbour, shall look in amazement, Faces of flames, their faces! Isaiah 13:9 Lo! the day of Yahweh, coming in, Fierce and overflowing, and burning with anger,To devote the earth to desolation, And her sinners, will he destroy out of it. Isaiah 13:10 For, the stars of the heavens, and their constellations, shall not flash forth their light,Obscured, shall be, the sun, in his, going forth, And, the moon, shall not shed her light. Isaiah 13:11 And I will visit, upon the inhabited earth, calamity, And, upon the lawless, their punishment, And will quiet the arrogance of the proud, And, the loftiness of tyrants, will I lay low. Isaiah 13:12 I will cause, a man, to be more precious than, fine gold,Even, a son of earth, than, the finest gold of Ophir. Isaiah 13:13 For this cause, the heavens, will I disturb, And, the earth, shall tremble, out of her place,In the wrath of Yahweh of hosts, And in the day of the glow of his anger. Isaiah 13:14 And it shall beLike a gazelle that is chased, And like a sheep with none, to lift it up,Each, to his own people, will they turn, And, each, to his own land, will they flee: Isaiah 13:15 Every one found, shall be thrust through,And, every one taken, shall fall by the sword; Isaiah 13:16 And, their infants, shall be dashed to the ground, before their eyes,Plundered, shall be, their houses, and, their wives ravished. Isaiah 13:17 Behold me! stirring up against them, the Medes,Who, of silver, shall take no account, And, as for gold, they shall not delight in it; Isaiah 13:18 And, bows, shall dash the young to pieces,And, on the fruit of the womb, will they have no pity, Over children, will, their eye, throw no shield.
The desolation of Babylon.
Isaiah 13:19 Thus shall BabylonThe most lovely of kingdoms, The majestic beauty of the ChaldeesBecome, as in the divine overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah. Isaiah 13:20 It shall not be dwelt, in for ever, Neither shall it be inhabited, from generation to generation,Neither shall encamp there, an Arab, Nor, shepherds, fold their flocks there. Isaiah 13:21 Then shall lie down, there, wild beasts, And filled, shall be their houses, with, owls,Then shall inhabit there, the ostrich, And, shaggy creatures, shall dance there. Isaiah 13:22 And jackals, shall answer, in their citadels, And, wild dogs, in their voluptuous palaces,And near to come, is, her time, And, her days, shall not be delayed.