Zephaniah 2:13-15 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north,
and destroy Assyria;
and he will make Nin′eveh a desolation,
a dry waste like the desert.
14 Herds shall lie down in the midst of her,
all the beasts of the field;
the vulture and the hedgehog
shall lodge in her capitals;
the owl shall hoot in the window,
the raven croak on the threshold;
for her cedar work will be laid bare.
15 This is the exultant city
that dwelt secure,
that said to herself,
“I am and there is none else.”
What a desolation she has become,
a lair for wild beasts!
Every one who passes by her
hisses and shakes his fist.
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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