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Isaiah 13:20-22 Common English Bible (CEB)

20 No one will ever resettle
    or live there for generations.
No Arab will camp there;
    no shepherds will rest flocks there.
21 Wildcats will rest there;
    houses will be filled with owls.
Ostriches will live there,
    and goat demons will dance there.
22 Hyenas will howl in its strongholds,
    and jackals in its luxurious palaces.
Babylon’s[a] time is coming soon;
    its days won’t drag on.


  1. Isaiah 13:22 Heb Its
Common English Bible (CEB)

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Isaiah 13:20-22 New International Version (NIV)

20 She will never be inhabited
    or lived in through all generations;
there no nomads will pitch their tents,
    there no shepherds will rest their flocks.
21 But desert creatures will lie there,
    jackals will fill her houses;
there the owls will dwell,
    and there the wild goats will leap about.
22 Hyenas will inhabit her strongholds,
    jackals her luxurious palaces.
Her time is at hand,
    and her days will not be prolonged.

New International Version (NIV)

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