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Judgment on the Day of the Lord


Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand!
It will come as [a]destruction from the [b]Almighty (All Sufficient One—Invincible God)!(A)

Therefore [c]all hands will fall limp,
And every man’s heart will melt.

They [of Babylon] will be shocked and terrified,
Pains and anguish will grip them;
They will be in pain like a woman in childbirth.
They will stare aghast and horrified at one another,
Their faces aflame [from the effects of the unprecedented warfare].

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 13:6 Shod in Hebrew, forming a word play with Shaddai.
  2. Isaiah 13:6 Heb Shaddai.
  3. Isaiah 13:7 Babylon was taken by surprise on the night of Belshazzar’s sacrilegious feast when Belshazzar was killed, and Darius the Mede was made king over Babylonia, the realm of the Chaldeans (Dan 5:30). The Chaldeans became the dominant people in Babylonia when Merodach-baladan declared himself king of Babylon. The words “Chaldean” and “Babylonian” are used interchangeably.

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