I am like a desert owl,(A)
    like an owl among the ruins.

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21 But desert creatures(A) will lie there,
    jackals(B) will fill her houses;
there the owls(C) will dwell,
    and there the wild goats(D) will leap about.

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23 “I will turn her into a place for owls(A)
    and into swampland;
I will sweep her with the broom of destruction,(B)
    declares the Lord Almighty.(C)

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11 The desert owl[a](A) and screech owl[b] will possess it;
    the great owl[c] and the raven(B) will nest there.
God will stretch out over Edom(C)
    the measuring line of chaos(D)
    and the plumb line(E) of desolation.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:11 The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.
  2. Isaiah 34:11 The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.
  3. Isaiah 34:11 The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.

14 Flocks and herds(A) will lie down there,
    creatures of every kind.
The desert owl(B) and the screech owl(C)
    will roost on her columns.
Their hooting will echo through the windows,
    rubble will fill the doorways,
    the beams of cedar will be exposed.

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