Judgment on the Nations

34 Draw near, (A)O nations, to hear,
    and give attention, O peoples!
Let the earth hear, and all that fills it;
    the world, and all that comes from it.
For the Lord is enraged against all the nations,
    and furious against all their host;
    he has (B)devoted them to destruction,[a] has given them over for slaughter.
Their slain shall be cast out,
    and (C)the stench of their corpses shall rise;
    (D)the mountains shall flow with their blood.
(E)All the host of heaven shall rot away,
    and the skies roll up like a scroll.
All their host shall fall,
    as leaves fall from the vine,
    like leaves falling from the fig tree.

For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;
    behold, it descends for judgment upon (F)Edom,
    upon the people (G)I have devoted to destruction.
The Lord has a sword; it is sated with blood;
    it is gorged with fat,
    with the blood of lambs and goats,
    with the fat of the kidneys of rams.
(H)For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah,
    a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
(I)Wild oxen shall (J)fall with them,
    and (K)young steers with (L)the mighty bulls.
Their land shall drink its fill of blood,
    and their soil shall be gorged with fat.

(M)For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
    a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:2 That is, set apart (devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction); also verse 5

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