21 But desert creatures will lie down there, And their houses will be full of [a]owls; Ostriches also will live there, and [b]shaggy goats will frolic there. 22 [c]Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers And jackals in their luxurious palaces. Her fateful time also [d]will soon come And her days will not be prolonged.
13 Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of jackals And an abode of ostriches. 14 The desert creatures will meet with the [a]wolves, The [b]hairy goat also will cry to its kind; Yes, the [c]night monster will settle there And will find herself a resting place. 15 The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its [d]protection. Yes, the [e]hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.
Zephaniah 2:14-15New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 Flocks will lie down in her midst, [a]All beasts which range in herds; Both the [b]pelican and the hedgehog Will lodge in [c]the tops of her pillars; [d]Birds will sing in the window, Desolation will be on the threshold; For He has laid bare the cedar work. 15 This is the exultant city Which dwells securely, Who says in her heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me.” How she has become a desolation, A resting place for beasts! Everyone who passes by her will hiss And wave his hand in contempt.
Zephaniah 2:14Or All kinds of beasts in crowds; lit Every kind of beast of a nation
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