20 It will never be inhabited
or lived in from generation to generation;(A)
a nomad will not pitch his tent there,
and shepherds will not let their flocks rest there.
21 But desert creatures will lie down there,
and owls will fill the houses.
Ostriches will dwell there,
and wild goats will leap about.(B)

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13 Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns;
her fortified cities, with thistles and briers.(A)
She will become a dwelling for jackals,
an abode[a] for ostriches.(B)
14 The desert creatures will meet hyenas,
and one wild goat will call to another.
Indeed, the screech owl will stay there
and will find a resting place for herself.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:13 DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg; MT reads jackals, grass

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