For the Lords (A)anger is against all the nations,
And His wrath against all their armies.
He has [a](B)utterly destroyed them,
He has turned them over to (C)slaughter.
So their slain will be (D)thrown out,
And their corpses [b]will give off their (E)stench,
And the mountains will [c]be drenched with their (F)blood.
And (G)all the heavenly [d]lights will [e]wear away,
And the (H)sky will be rolled up like a scroll;
All its [f]lights will also wither away
As a leaf withers from the vine,
Or as one withers from the fig tree.
For (I)My sword has drunk its fill in heaven;
Behold it shall descend for judgment upon (J)Edom,
And upon the people whom I have (K)designated for destruction.
The sword of the Lord is filled with blood,
It drips with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats,
With the fat of the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in (L)Bozrah,
And a great slaughter in the land of (M)Edom.
(N)Wild oxen will also [g]fall with them
And (O)young bulls with strong ones;
So their land will be (P)soaked with blood,
And their dust [h]become greasy with fat.
For the Lord has a day of (Q)vengeance,
A year of retribution for the [i]cause of Zion.

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  1. Isaiah 34:2 Lit put under the ban
  2. Isaiah 34:3 Lit their stench will go up
  3. Isaiah 34:3 Lit dissolve
  4. Isaiah 34:4 Lit host; i.e., sun, stars, etc.
  5. Isaiah 34:4 Lit rot
  6. Isaiah 34:4 Lit host; i.e., sun, stars, etc.
  7. Isaiah 34:7 Lit go down
  8. Isaiah 34:7 Lit made fat
  9. Isaiah 34:8 Or controversy

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