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10 For the stars of the heavens and their constellations[a]
    will not give their light.
    The rising sun will be obscured, and the moon won’t shine.
11 “I will bring punishment to the world for its evil
    and the wicked for their sins.
    I will shatter the arrogance of the proud,
    and will humble the pride of the high and mighty.[b]
12 I will make a person scarcer than fine gold
    and people rarer than a wedge of gold from Ophir.[c]

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  1. Isaiah 13:10 Or “Orion.” See Amos 5:8; Joel 2:31; Matt. 24:29; Acts 2:20; Heb. 12:26-29. Stars may also be a metaphor for ministries (Jude 13) and constellations a metaphor for fellowships (networks, denominations).
  2. Isaiah 13:11 Or “tyrants.”
  3. Isaiah 13:12 A region of the southern coast of Arabia.

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