Isaiah 34 The Passion Translation (TPT)
God Judges His Enemies
34 Come close to me, you nations, and listen!
Pay attention to me, you peoples!
Let all the world hear me,
the earth and all that springs from it.
2 For Yahweh has turned his anger toward the nations
and his fury against all their armies.
He has doomed them to destruction
and will annihilate them all.
3 Their slain will be cast out,
the stench of their corpses will rise,
and the mountains will stream with their blood.
4 The heavenly powers will fade away to nothing,
and the heavens will be rolled up like a scroll.
All their mighty host will wither
as leaves fall from a withered vine
or fruit from a withering fig tree.
5 The Lord says:
“Indeed, my judgment-sword has appeared in the heavens,
and when it has drunk its fill,
you will see it descend on the people of Edom,
those whom I have doomed to judgment.”
6 Lord Yahweh has a judgment-sword dripping with blood.
It is smeared with fat,
dripping with the blood of lambs and goats,
and covered with the fat of ram’s kidneys.
Lord Yahweh has a sacrifice in Bozrah
and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
7 Cattle and young bulls will also be slain;
their land will be drenched with blood
and the dust soaked with fat.
8 For Lord Yahweh has a day of vengeance,
a year of vindication for Zion’s cause.
9 Edom’s streams will be turned to pitch and its soil to sulfur;
her land will become blazing pitch.
10 Night and day it will never be extinguished;
its smoke will go up forever and ever.
Through the endless ages it will lie desolate;
no one will pass through it forever.
11 Nothing but desert hawks and wild animals will live there;
owls and ravens will find a home there.
The Lord will stretch out over it a measuring line of chaos
and the plumb line of emptiness.
12 It will be named No Kingdom There,
and all its rulers and princes will come to nothing.
13 Its palaces will be overgrown with thorns,
its fortresses with thistles and briars.
It will become a haunt for demons and an abode for owls.
14 Wild beasts will mingle with wolves
and goat-demons will howl to one another.
There too the night-demon will settle in and find her rest.
15 There the arrow-snake will build her nest, lay her eggs,
and hatch her brood in the shadows.
There too the vultures will gather to breed.
16 Seek for Yahweh’s book and read it carefully.
You will learn that none of these prophecies will fail;
none will lack a fulfillment as its companion.
For the Lord has issued his decree.
It is his Spirit that has gathered them.
17 He is the one who apportioned it to them by lot,
whose hand measured the share of each.
They will possess it for all time
and dwell there throughout the ages.