Wail,(A) for the day(B) of the Lord is near;
    it will come like destruction(C) from the Almighty.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 13:6 Hebrew Shaddai

Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

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I form the light and create darkness,(A)
    I bring prosperity and create disaster;(B)
    I, the Lord, do all these things.

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I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

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11 Disaster(A) will come upon you,
    and you will not know how to conjure it away.
A calamity will fall upon you
    that you cannot ward off with a ransom;
a catastrophe you cannot foresee
    will suddenly(B) come upon you.

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11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

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Babylon will suddenly fall(A) and be broken.
    Wail over her!
Get balm(B) for her pain;
    perhaps she can be healed.

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Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

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43 Her towns will be desolate,
    a dry and desert(A) land,
a land where no one lives,
    through which no one travels.(B)

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43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.

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