Isaiah 13:15-22

15Whoever is found will be thrust through,
and whoever is caught will fall by the sword.
16 aTheir infants will be dashed in pieces
before their eyes;
their houses will be plundered
and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, bI am stirring up the Medes against them,
who have no regard for silver
and do not delight in gold.
18 cTheir bows will slaughter
Hebrew dash in pieces
the young men;
they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb;
their eyes will not pity children.
19And Babylon ethe glory of kingdoms,
the splendor and pomp of the Chaldeans,
will be flike Sodom and Gomorrah
when God overthrew them.
20 gIt will never be inhabited
or lived in for all generations;
no hArab will pitch his tent there;
no ishepherds will make their flocks lie down there.
21But jwild animals will lie down there,
and their houses will be full of howling creatures;
there kostriches
Or owls
will dwell,
and there wild goats will dance.
Or foxes
will cry in its towers,
and njackals in othe pleasant palaces;
its time is close at hand
and its days will not be prolonged.
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