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The valleys will be split,
    all the stars[a] in the heavens will fall down,[b]
        and the skies will be rolled up like a scroll.
All their starry host will fade away
    like leaves withering on a vine,
        or fruit withering on a fig tree.

For my sword will be seen[c] in the heavens.
    Look! It descends in judgment on Edom,
        on the people I have doomed to destruction.
The Lord has a sword bathed in blood;
    it’s covered[d] with fat,
with the blood of lambs and goats,
    and with fat from the kidneys of rams.”

Judgment on Bozrah and Edom

“For the Lord holds a sacrifice in Bozrah,
    and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:4 Lit. host
  2. Isaiah 34:4 So 1QIsaa; MT reads All the stars of the heavens will rot away ; LXX lacks this line
  3. Isaiah 34:5 So 1QIsaa; MT reads has drunk its fill; cf. LXX
  4. Isaiah 34:6 Or satiated

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