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The burden of Babel, which Isaiah the sonne of Amoz did see.
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Lift vp a standard vpon the hie mountaine: lift vp the voyce vnto them: wagge the hand, that they may goe into the gates of the nobles.
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I haue commanded them, that I haue sanctified: and I haue called ye mightie to my wrath, and them that reioyce in my glorie.
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The noyse of a multitude is in the mountaines, like a great people: a tumultuous voyce of the kingdomes of the nations gathered together: the Lorde of hostes nombreth the hoste of the battell.
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They come from a farre countrey, from the end of the heauen: euen the Lord with the weapons of his wrath to destroy the whole land.
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Howle you, for the day of the Lorde is at hande: it shall come as a destroier from the Almightie.
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Therefore shal all hands be weakened, and all mens hearts shall melt,
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And they shalbe afraid: anguish and sorowe shal take them, and they shal haue paine, as a woman that trauaileth: euery one shall be amased at his neighbour, and their faces shalbe like flames of fire.
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Beholde, the day of the Lorde commeth, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger to lay the land wast: and he shall destroy the sinners out of it.
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For the starres of heauen and the planets thereof shall not giue their light: the sunne shalbe darkened in his going foorth, and the moone shal not cause her light to shine.
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And I will visite the wickednes vpon the worlde, and their iniquitie vpon the wicked, and I wil cause the arrogancie of the proud to cease, and will cast downe the pride of tyrants.
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I will make a man more precious then fine golde, euen a man aboue the wedge of golde of Ophir.
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Therefore I will shake the heauen, and the earth shall remooue out of her place in the wrath of the Lord of hostes, and in the day of his fierce anger.
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And it shall be as a chased doe, and as a sheepe that no man taketh vp.
euery man shall turne to his owne people, and flee eche one to his owne lande.
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Euery one that is founde, shall be striken through: and whosoeuer ioyneth himselfe, shal fal by the sworde.
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Their children also shall be broken in pieces before their eyes: their houses shall be spoiled, and their wiues rauished.
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Beholde, I will stirre vp the Medes against them, which shall not regarde siluer, nor be desirous of golde.
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With bowes also shall they destroy ye children, and shall haue no compassion vpon the fruit of the wombe, and their eies shall not spare the children.
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And Babel the glorie of kingdomes, the beautie and pride of the Chaldeans, shall be as the destruction of God in Sodom and Gomorah.
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It shall not bee inhabited for euer, neither shall it be dwelled in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch his tents there, neither shall the shepheardes make their foldes there.
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But Ziim shal lodge there, and their houses shal be ful of Ohim: Ostriches shal dwel there, and the Satyrs shall dance there.
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And Iim shall crie in their palaces, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and the time thereof is readie to come, and the daies thereof shall not be prolonged.