Draw near, O nations, to hear;
And listen, O peoples!
Let the earth and all that fills it hear,
The world and all that springs forth from it.
For Jehovah’s indignation is upon all the nations,
And His wrath is upon all their aarmies
He has utterly destroyed them;
He has delivered them unto the slaughter.
Thus their slain are cast away,
And from their corpses their astench
will come up;
And the mountains will be melted with their blood.
And all the armies of heaven will be dissolved,
And the aheavens
will be rolled up like a scroll,
And all their host will wither away,
As the leaf withers from the vine,
a leaf withering from the fig tree.
For My asword
has drunk its fill in heaven.
Now it will descend in judgment upon bEdom
And upon the people whom I have devoted to judgment.
Jehovah’s sword is full of blood;
It has fattened itself with fat,
With the blood of lambs and goats,
With the fat of the kidneys of rams;
For Jehovah has a 1sacrifice
And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
Wild oxen will also go down with them,
The young bulls with the bulls;
And their land will drink its fill of their blood,
And their dust will become fat with their fat.
For Jehovah has a aday of vengeance,
A year of recompense for Zion’s contention.
streams will be turned into pitch,
And its dust into brimstone;
And its land will become burning pitch.
It will not be quenched by night or by day;
will go up forever;
It will be desolate from generation to generation;
No one will pass through it forever and ever.
But the pelican and the porcupine will inherit it,
And the owl and the raven will dwell in it;
And He will stretch over it
The line of nothingness and the plummet weights of emptiness.
As for its nobles, there is no one there whom they may call to assume the kingdom,
And all its princes will be nothing.
And thorns will come up in its citadels,
Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities;
And it will be a ahabitation
And an abode for ostriches.
animals will meet with hyenas;
And the 1demon
will call to his kind,
Indeed there 2Lilith
And find a resting place for herself.
There the owl will make its nest and lay eggs,
And hatch them and gather them under its protection;
Indeed there the vultures will be gathered together,
Each with its kind.
from the bbook
of Jehovah and read.
Not one of these will be missing;
Not one will lack her mate;
For His mouth has commanded it,
And it is His Spirit who has gathered them.
And He has cast the lot for them,
And His hand has divided it by line unto them;
They will inherit it forever;
From generation to generation they will dwell in it.