The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.1
Lift ye up3 a banner upon the high12 mountain, exalt54 the voice unto them, shake54 the hand, that they may go4 into the gates of the nobles.
I have commanded14 my sanctified ones,30 I have also called1 my mighty ones for mine anger, [even] them that rejoice in my highness.
The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered12 together: the LORD of hosts mustereth18 the host of the battle.
They come6 from a far country, from the end of heaven, [even] the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy15 the whole land.
Howl54 ye; for the day of the LORD [is] at hand; it shall come4 as a destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore shall all hands be faint,4 and every man's heart shall melt:11
And they shall be afraid:8 pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them;4 they shall be in pain4 as a woman that travaileth:6 they shall be amazed4 one at another; their faces [shall be as] flames.
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh,1 cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay2 the land desolate: and he shall destroy55 the sinners thereof out of it.
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give55 their light: the sun shall be darkened1 in his going forth,2 and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.55
And I will punish1 the world for [their] evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,52 and will lay low55 the haughtiness of the terrible.
I will make a man more precious55 than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Therefore I will shake55 the heavens, and the earth shall remove4 out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
And it shall be as the chased94 roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up:18 they shall every man turn4 to his own people, and flee4 every one into his own land.
Every one that is found12 shall be thrust through;11 and every one that is joined12 [unto them] shall fall4 by the sword.
Their children also shall be dashed to pieces29 before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled,11 and their wives ravished.11 7693 11
Behold, I will stir up56 the Medes against them, which shall not regard4 silver; and [as for] gold, they shall not delight4 in it.
[Their] bows also shall dash the young men to pieces;17 and they shall have no pity17 on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare4 children.
And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
It shall never 5331 be inhabited,4 neither shall it be dwelt4 in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent17 there; neither shall the shepherds6 make their fold55 there.
But wild beasts of the desert shall lie1 there; and their houses shall be full1 of doleful creatures; and owls 3284 shall dwell1 there, and satyrs shall dance17 there.
And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry1 in their desolate houses, and dragons in [their] pleasant palaces: and her time [is] near to come,2 and her days shall not be prolonged.11