Shaya 34

Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, you peoples: let the earth hear, and its fullness; the world, and all things that come forth from it. 2For Allah has indignation against all the nations, and wrath against all their host: he has utterly destroyed them, he has delivered them to the slaughter. 3Their slain also shall be cast out, and the stench of their dead bodies shall come up; and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. 4All the host of the sky shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll; and all their host shall fade away, as the leaf fades from off the vine, and as a fading leaf from the fig tree. 5For my sword has drunk its fill in the sky: behold, it shall come down on Edom, and on the people of my curse, to judgment. 6The sword of Allah is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for Allah has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. 7The wild-oxen shall come down with them, and the bulls with the bulls: and their land shall be drunken with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. 8For Allah has a day of vengeance, a year of punishment for the cause of Al-Quds. 9The streams of Edom shall be turned into pitch, and its dust into sulfur, and its land shall become burning pitch. 10It shall not be quenched night nor day; its smoke shall go up for ever; from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever. 11But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it; and the owl and the raven shall dwell therein: and he will stretch over it the line of confusion, and the plummet of emptiness. 12They shall call its nobles to the kingdom, but none shall be there; and all its princes shall be nothing. 13Thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in its fortresses; and it shall be a home of jackals, a court for ostriches. 14The wild animals of the desert shall meet with the wolves, and the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; yes, the night-monster shall settle there, and shall find her a place of rest. 15There shall the dart-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shade; yes, there shall the kites be gathered, everyone with her mate. 16Seek out of the Book of Allah, and read: no one of these shall be missing, none shall want her mate; for my mouth, it has commanded, and his Spirit, it has gathered them. 17He has cast the lot for them, and his hand has divided it to them by line: they shall possess it forever; from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.


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