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Isaiah 14:23 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 “I will make her a swampland and a region for screech owls,[a] and I will sweep her away with a broom of destruction.”

This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 14:23 Or hedgehogs

Isaiah 34:10-15 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 It will never go out—day or night.
Its smoke will go up forever.
It will be desolate, from generation to generation;
no one will pass through it forever and ever.
11 The desert owl[a] and the screech owl[b] will possess it,
and the great owl and the raven will dwell there.
The Lord will stretch out a measuring line
and a plumb line over her
for her destruction and chaos.
12 No nobles will be left to proclaim a king,
and all her princes will come to nothing.
13 Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns;
her fortified cities, with thistles and briers.
She will become a dwelling for jackals,
an abode[c] for ostriches.
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.
15 The sand partridge[d] will make her nest there;
she will lay and hatch her eggs
and will gather her brood under her shadow.
Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there,
each with its mate.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 34:11 Or The pelican
  2. Isaiah 34:11 Or the hedgehog
  3. Isaiah 34:13 DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg; MT reads jackals, grass
  4. Isaiah 34:15 Or The arrow snake, or The owl

Jeremiah 51:37-43 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

37 Babylon will become a heap of rubble,
a jackals’ den,
a desolation and an object of scorn,
without inhabitant.
38 They will roar together like young lions;
they will growl like lion cubs.
39 While they are flushed with heat, I will serve them a feast,
and I will make them drunk so that they revel.[a]
Then they will fall asleep forever
and never wake up.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter,
like rams together with male goats.

41 How Sheshach has been captured,
the praise of the whole earth seized.
What a horror Babylon has become
among the nations!
42 The sea has risen over Babylon;
she is covered with its turbulent waves.
43 Her cities have become a desolation,
a dry and arid land,
a land where no one lives,
where no human being passes through.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 51:39 LXX reads pass out

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