11 But [a](A)pelican and hedgehog will possess it,
And [b]owl and raven will dwell in it;
And He will stretch over it the (B)line of [c]desolation
And the [d]plumb line of emptiness.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:11 Or owl; or jackdaw
  2. Isaiah 34:11 Or great horned owl
  3. Isaiah 34:11 Or formlessness
  4. Isaiah 34:11 Lit stones of void

14 Flocks will lie down in her midst,
[a]All animals that range in herds;
Both the [b](A)pelican and the hedgehog
Will spend their nights in [c]the tops of her pillars;
[d]Birds will sing in the window,
Devastation will be on the threshold;
For He has uncovered the cedar work.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 2:14 Or All kinds of beasts in crowds; lit Every kind of beast of a nation
  2. Zephaniah 2:14 Or owl; or jackdaw
  3. Zephaniah 2:14 Lit her capitals
  4. Zephaniah 2:14 Lit A voice