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Wild oxen shall fall with them,
    and young steers with the mighty bulls.
Their land shall be soaked with blood,
    and their soil made rich with fat.

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
    a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
And the streams of Edom[a] shall be turned into pitch,
    and her soil into brimstone;
    her land shall become burning pitch.

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  1. Isaiah 34:9 Heb her streams

And the wild oxen(A) will fall with them,
    the bull calves and the great bulls.(B)
Their land will be drenched with blood,(C)
    and the dust will be soaked with fat.

For the Lord has a day(D) of vengeance,(E)
    a year of retribution,(F) to uphold Zion’s cause.
Edom’s streams will be turned into pitch,
    her dust into burning sulfur;(G)
    her land will become blazing pitch!

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