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Cattle and young bulls will also be slain;[a]
    their land will be drenched[b] with blood
    and the dust soaked with fat.
For Lord Yahweh has a day of vengeance,
    a year of vindication for Zion’s cause.
Edom’s streams will be turned to pitch and its soil to sulfur;
    her land will become blazing pitch.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:7 This is likely aurochs, an extinct species of wild cattle.
  2. Isaiah 34:7 Or “drunk.”

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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