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Isaiah 34:2-4 New English Translation (NET Bible)

For the Lord is angry at all the nations
and furious with all their armies.
He will annihilate them and slaughter them.
Their slain will be left unburied,[a]
their corpses will stink;[b]
the hills will soak up their blood.[c]
All the stars in the sky will fade away,[d]
the sky will roll up like a scroll;
all its stars will wither,
like a leaf withers and falls from a vine
or a fig withers and falls from a tree.[e]


  1. Isaiah 34:3 tn Heb “will be cast aside”; NASB, NIV “thrown out.”
  2. Isaiah 34:3 tn Heb “[as for] their corpses, their stench will arise.”
  3. Isaiah 34:3 tn Heb “hills will dissolve from their blood.”
  4. Isaiah 34:4 tc Heb “and all the host of heaven will rot.” The Qumran scroll 1QIsaa inserts “and the valleys will be split open,” but this reading may be influenced by Mic 1:4. On the other hand, the statement, if original, could have been omitted by homoioarcton, a scribe’s eye jumping from the conjunction prefixed to “the valleys” to the conjunction prefixed to the verb “rot.”
  5. Isaiah 34:4 tn Heb “like the withering of a leaf from a vine, and like the withering from a fig tree.”
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