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Isaiah 13:1
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A Prophecy Against Babylon

A prophecy(a) against Babylon(b) that Isaiah son of Amoz(c) saw:(d)
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Isaiah 13:2
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Raise a banner(e) on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates(f) of the nobles.
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Isaiah 13:3
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I have commanded those I prepared for battle; I have summoned my warriors(g) to carry out my wrath(h)— those who rejoice(i) in my triumph.
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Isaiah 13:4
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Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude!(j) Listen, an uproar(k) among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The Lord Almighty(l) is mustering(m) an army for war.
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Isaiah 13:5
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They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens(n)— the Lord and the weapons(o) of his wrath(p)— to destroy(q) the whole country.
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Isaiah 13:6
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Wail,(r) for the day(s) of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction(t) from the Almighty.[a](u)
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Isaiah 13:7
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Because of this, all hands will go limp,(v) every heart will melt with fear.(w)
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Isaiah 13:8
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Terror(x) will seize them, pain and anguish will grip(y) them; they will writhe like a woman in labor.(z) They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame.(aa)
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Isaiah 13:9
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See, the day(ab) of the Lord is coming —a cruel(ac) day, with wrath(ad) and fierce anger(ae)— to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.
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Isaiah 13:10
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The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light.(af) The rising sun(ag) will be darkened(ah) and the moon will not give its light.(ai)
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Isaiah 13:11
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I will punish(aj) the world for its evil, the wicked(ak) for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty(al) and will humble(am) the pride of the ruthless.(an)
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Isaiah 13:12
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I will make people(ao) scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.(ap)
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Isaiah 13:13
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Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;(aq) and the earth will shake(ar) from its place at the wrath(as) of the Lord Almighty, in the day of his burning anger.(at)
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Isaiah 13:14
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Like a hunted(au) gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd,(av) they will all return to their own people, they will flee(aw) to their native land.(ax)
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Isaiah 13:15
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Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall(ay) by the sword.(az)
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Isaiah 13:16
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Their infants(ba) will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives violated.(bb)
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Isaiah 13:17
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See, I will stir up(bc) against them the Medes,(bd) who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.(be)
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Isaiah 13:18
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Their bows(bf) will strike down the young men;(bg) they will have no mercy(bh) on infants, nor will they look with compassion on children.(bi)
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Isaiah 13:19
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Babylon,(bj) the jewel of kingdoms,(bk) the pride and glory(bl) of the Babylonians,[b] will be overthrown(bm) by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.(bn)
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Isaiah 13:20
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She will never be inhabited(bo) or lived in through all generations; there no nomads(bp) will pitch their tents, there no shepherds will rest their flocks.
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Isaiah 13:21
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But desert creatures(bq) will lie there, jackals(br) will fill her houses; there the owls(bs) will dwell, and there the wild goats(bt) will leap about.
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Isaiah 13:22
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Hyenas(bu) will inhabit her strongholds,(bv) jackals(bw) her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand,(bx) and her days will not be prolonged.(by)
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Isaiah 14:1
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The Lord will have compassion(a) on Jacob; once again he will choose(b) Israel and will settle them in their own land.(c) Foreigners(d) will join them and unite with the descendants of Jacob.
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Isaiah 14:2
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Nations will take them and bring(e) them to their own place. And Israel will take possession of the nations(f) and make them male and female servants in the Lord 's land. They will make captives(g) of their captors and rule over their oppressors.(h)
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Isaiah 14:3
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On the day the Lord gives you relief(i) from your suffering and turmoil(j) and from the harsh labor forced on you,(k)
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Isaiah 14:4
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you will take up this taunt(l) against the king of Babylon:(m) How the oppressor(n) has come to an end! How his fury[a] has ended!
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Isaiah 14:5
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The Lord has broken the rod(o) of the wicked,(p) the scepter(q) of the rulers,
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Isaiah 14:6
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which in anger struck down peoples(r) with unceasing blows, and in fury subdued(s) nations with relentless aggression.(t)
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Isaiah 14:7
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All the lands are at rest and at peace;(u) they break into singing.(v)
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Isaiah 14:8
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Even the junipers(w) and the cedars of Lebanon gloat over you and say, "Now that you have been laid low, no one comes to cut us down."(x)
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Isaiah 14:9
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The realm of the dead(y) below is all astir to meet you at your coming; it rouses the spirits of the departed(z) to greet you— all those who were leaders(aa) in the world; it makes them rise from their thrones— all those who were kings over the nations.(ab)
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Isaiah 14:10
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They will all respond, they will say to you, "You also have become weak, as we are; you have become like us."(ac)
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Isaiah 14:11
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All your pomp has been brought down to the grave,(ad) along with the noise of your harps;(ae) maggots are spread out beneath you and worms(af) cover you.(ag)
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Isaiah 14:12
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How you have fallen(ah) from heaven, morning star,(ai) son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!(aj)
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Isaiah 14:13
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You said in your heart, "I will ascend(ak) to the heavens; I will raise my throne(al) above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,(am) on the utmost heights(an) of Mount Zaphon.[b]
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Isaiah 14:14
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I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;(ao) I will make myself like the Most High."(ap)
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Isaiah 14:15
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But you are brought down(aq) to the realm of the dead,(ar) to the depths(as) of the pit.(at)
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Isaiah 14:16
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Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate:(au) "Is this the man who shook(av) the earth and made kingdoms tremble,
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Isaiah 14:17
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the man who made the world a wilderness,(aw) who overthrew(ax) its cities and would not let his captives go home?"(ay)
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Isaiah 14:18
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All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.(az)
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Isaiah 14:19
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But you are cast out(ba) of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain,(bb) with those pierced by the sword,(bc) those who descend to the stones of the pit.(bd) Like a corpse trampled underfoot,
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Isaiah 14:20
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you will not join them in burial,(be) for you have destroyed your land and killed your people. Let the offspring(bf) of the wicked(bg) never be mentioned(bh) again.
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Isaiah 14:21
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Prepare a place to slaughter his children(bi) for the sins of their ancestors;(bj) they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.
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Isaiah 14:22
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"I will rise up(bk) against them," declares the Lord Almighty. "I will wipe out Babylon's name(bl) and survivors, her offspring and descendants,(bm)" declares the Lord .
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Isaiah 14:23
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"I will turn her into a place for owls(bn) and into swampland; I will sweep her with the broom of destruction,(bo)" declares the Lord Almighty.(bp)
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Isaiah 14:24
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The Lord Almighty has sworn,(bq) "Surely, as I have planned,(br) so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.(bs)
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Isaiah 14:25
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I will crush the Assyrian(bt) in my land; on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke(bu) will be taken from my people, and his burden removed from their shoulders.(bv)"
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Isaiah 14:26
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This is the plan(bw) determined for the whole world; this is the hand(bx) stretched out over all nations.
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Isaiah 14:27
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For the Lord Almighty has purposed,(by) and who can thwart him? His hand(bz) is stretched out, and who can turn it back?(ca)
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Isaiah 14:28
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This prophecy(cb) came in the year(cc) King Ahaz(cd) died:
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Isaiah 14:29
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Do not rejoice, all you Philistines,(ce) that the rod that struck you is broken; from the root of that snake will spring up a viper,(cf) its fruit will be a darting, venomous serpent.(cg)
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Isaiah 14:30
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The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy(ch) will lie down in safety.(ci) But your root I will destroy by famine;(cj) it will slay(ck) your survivors.(cl)
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Isaiah 14:31
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Wail,(cm) you gate!(cn) Howl, you city! Melt away, all you Philistines!(co) A cloud of smoke comes from the north,(cp) and there is not a straggler in its ranks.(cq)
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Isaiah 14:32
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What answer shall be given to the envoys(cr) of that nation? "The Lord has established Zion,(cs) and in her his afflicted people will find refuge.(ct)"
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Isaiah 15:1
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A prophecy(b) against Moab:(c) Ar(d) in Moab is ruined,(e) destroyed in a night! Kir(f) in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night!
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Isaiah 15:2
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Dibon(g) goes up to its temple, to its high places(h) to weep; Moab wails(i) over Nebo(j) and Medeba. Every head is shaved(k) and every beard cut off.(l)
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Isaiah 15:3
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In the streets they wear sackcloth;(m) on the roofs(n) and in the public squares(o) they all wail,(p) prostrate with weeping.(q)
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Isaiah 15:4
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Heshbon(r) and Elealeh(s) cry out, their voices are heard all the way to Jahaz.(t) Therefore the armed men of Moab cry out, and their hearts are faint.
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Isaiah 15:5
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My heart cries out(u) over Moab;(v) her fugitives(w) flee as far as Zoar,(x) as far as Eglath Shelishiyah. They go up the hill to Luhith, weeping as they go; on the road to Horonaim(y) they lament their destruction.(z)
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Isaiah 15:6
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The waters of Nimrim are dried up(aa) and the grass is withered;(ab) the vegetation is gone(ac) and nothing green is left.(ad)
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Isaiah 15:7
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So the wealth they have acquired(ae) and stored up they carry away over the Ravine of the Poplars.
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Isaiah 15:8
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Their outcry echoes along the border of Moab; their wailing reaches as far as Eglaim, their lamentation as far as Beer(af) Elim.
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Isaiah 15:9
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The waters of Dimon[a] are full of blood, but I will bring still more upon Dimon[b]— a lion(ag) upon the fugitives of Moab(ah) and upon those who remain in the land.
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Isaiah 16:1
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Send lambs(a) as tribute(b) to the ruler of the land, from Sela,(c) across the desert, to the mount of Daughter Zion.(d)
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Isaiah 16:2
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Like fluttering birds pushed from the nest,(e) so are the women of Moab(f) at the fords(g) of the Arnon.(h)
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Isaiah 16:3
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"Make up your mind," Moab says. "Render a decision. Make your shadow like night— at high noon. Hide the fugitives,(i) do not betray the refugees.
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Isaiah 16:4
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Let the Moabite fugitives stay with you; be their shelter(j) from the destroyer." The oppressor(k) will come to an end, and destruction will cease;(l) the aggressor will vanish from the land.
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Isaiah 16:5
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In love a throne(m) will be established;(n) in faithfulness a man will sit on it— one from the house[a] of David(o)— one who in judging seeks justice(p) and speeds the cause of righteousness.
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Isaiah 16:6
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We have heard of Moab's(q) pride(r)— how great is her arrogance!— of her conceit, her pride and her insolence; but her boasts are empty.
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Isaiah 16:7
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Therefore the Moabites wail,(s) they wail together for Moab. Lament and grieve for the raisin cakes(t) of Kir Hareseth.(u)
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Isaiah 16:8
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The fields of Heshbon(v) wither,(w) the vines of Sibmah(x) also. The rulers of the nations have trampled down the choicest vines,(y) which once reached Jazer(z) and spread toward the desert. Their shoots spread out(aa) and went as far as the sea.[b](ab)
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Isaiah 16:9
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So I weep,(ac) as Jazer weeps, for the vines of Sibmah. Heshbon and Elealeh,(ad) I drench you with tears!(ae) The shouts of joy(af) over your ripened fruit and over your harvests(ag) have been stilled.
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Isaiah 16:10
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Joy and gladness are taken away from the orchards;(ah) no one sings or shouts(ai) in the vineyards; no one treads(aj) out wine at the presses,(ak) for I have put an end to the shouting.
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Isaiah 16:11
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My heart laments for Moab(al) like a harp,(am) my inmost being(an) for Kir Hareseth.
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Isaiah 16:12
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When Moab appears at her high place,(ao) she only wears herself out; when she goes to her shrine(ap) to pray, it is to no avail.(aq)
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Isaiah 16:13
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This is the word the Lord has already spoken concerning Moab.
Isaiah 16:14
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But now the Lord says: "Within three years,(ar) as a servant bound by contract(as) would count them,(at) Moab's splendor and all her many people will be despised,(au) and her survivors will be very few and feeble."(av)
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Isaiah 17:1
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A prophecy(a) against Damascus:(b) "See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.(c)
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Isaiah 17:2
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The cities of Aroer(d) will be deserted and left to flocks,(e) which will lie down,(f) with no one to make them afraid.(g)
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Isaiah 17:3
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The fortified(h) city will disappear from Ephraim, and royal power from Damascus; the remnant of Aram will be like the glory(i) of the Israelites,"(j) declares the Lord Almighty.
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Isaiah 17:4
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"In that day(k) the glory(l) of Jacob will fade; the fat of his body will waste(m) away.
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Isaiah 17:5
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It will be as when reapers harvest the standing grain, gathering(n) the grain in their arms— as when someone gleans heads of grain(o) in the Valley of Rephaim.(p)
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Isaiah 17:6
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Yet some gleanings will remain,(q) as when an olive tree is beaten,(r) leaving two or three olives on the topmost branches, four or five on the fruitful boughs," declares the Lord , the God of Israel.
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Isaiah 17:7
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In that day(s) people will look(t) to their Maker(u) and turn their eyes to the Holy One(v) of Israel.
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Isaiah 17:8
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They will not look to the altars,(w) the work of their hands,(x) and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles[a](y) and the incense altars their fingers(z) have made.
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Isaiah 17:9
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In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth.(aa) And all will be desolation.
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Isaiah 17:10
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You have forgotten(ab) God your Savior;(ac) you have not remembered the Rock,(ad) your fortress.(ae) Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported vines,(af)
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Isaiah 17:11
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though on the day you set them out, you make them grow, and on the morning(ag) when you plant them, you bring them to bud, yet the harvest(ah) will be as nothing(ai) in the day of disease and incurable(aj) pain.(ak)
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Isaiah 17:12
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Woe to the many nations that rage(al)— they rage like the raging sea!(am) Woe to the peoples who roar(an)— they roar like the roaring of great waters!(ao)
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Isaiah 17:13
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Although the peoples roar(ap) like the roar of surging waters, when he rebukes(aq) them they flee(ar) far away, driven before the wind like chaff(as) on the hills, like tumbleweed before a gale.(at)
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Isaiah 17:14
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In the evening, sudden(au) terror!(av) Before the morning, they are gone!(aw) This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us.
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