13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem (A)the measuring line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab; (B)I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

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17 Also I will make justice the measuring line,
And righteousness the plummet;
The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
And the waters will overflow the hiding place.

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11 (A)But the [a]pelican and the [b]porcupine shall possess it,
Also the owl and the raven shall dwell in it.
And (B)He shall stretch out over it
The line of confusion and the stones of emptiness.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:11 Or owl
  2. Isaiah 34:11 Or hedgehog

The Lord has [a]purposed to destroy
The (A)wall of the daughter of Zion.
(B)He has stretched out a line;
He has not withdrawn His hand from destroying;
Therefore He has caused the rampart and wall to lament;
They languished together.

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 2:8 determined