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Isaiah 34:3-5 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Their bodies will be thrown outside. The stink will rise from the bodies, and the blood will flow down the mountains. The skies will be rolled shut like a scroll,[a] and the stars will die and fall like leaves from a vine or a fig tree. All the stars[b] in the sky will rot away. The Lord says, “This will happen when my sword in the sky is covered with blood.”

Look, the Lord’s sword will cut through Edom. He judged them guilty, and they must die.[c]


  1. Isaiah 34:4 rolled shut like a scroll This is like someone closing a book when they have finished reading it.
  2. Isaiah 34:4 stars Literally, “the armies of the skies.”
  3. Isaiah 34:5 guilty, and they must die The Hebrew means the people belonged completely to God, and if he does not get them, they must die.
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