34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let
the earth hear, and all that is in it; the world, and all
things that spring from it.
34:2 For the indignation of the LORD [is] upon all nations, and
[his] fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed
them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their ill smell
shall come up from their carcases, and the mountains shall be
melted with their blood.
34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the
heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their
hosts shall fall down, as the leaf falleth from the vine, and
as a falling [fig] from the fig-tree.
34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall
come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my curse, to
34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat
with fatness, [and] with the blood of lambs and goats, with the
fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in
Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the
bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be drenched with
blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
34:8 For [it is] the day of the LORD'S vengeance, [and] the year
of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
34:9 And its streams shall be turned into pitch, and its dust
into brimstone, and its land shall become burning pitch.
34:10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke of it
shall ascend for ever: from generation to generation it shall
lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the
owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch
out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
34:12 They shall call her nobles to the kingdom, but none [shall
be] there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and
brambles in her fortresses, and it shall be a habitation of
dragons, [and] a court for owls.
34:14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the
wild beasts of the isle, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow;
the screech-owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a
place of rest.
34:15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and
hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures
also be gathered, every one with her mate.
34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of
these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it
hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
34:17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath
divided it to them by line: they shall possess it for ever,
from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.