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Wail, for the day of Yahweh is near;
    it will come like destruction from Shaddai![a]
Therefore all hands will grow slack,
    and every human heart will melt,
    and they will be dismayed.
Pangs and labor pains will seize them;
    they will tremble like a woman giving birth.
They will stare at one another,[b]
    their faces flushing.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 13:6 Often translated “the Almighty”
  2. Isaiah 13:8 Literally “A man will stare at his neighbor”
  3. Isaiah 13:8 Literally “faces of flames”

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