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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 vindication by Zion’s cause.[a]
And the streams of Edom[b] shall be turned into pitch,
    and her soil into sulfur;
    her land shall become burning pitch.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:8 Or of recompense by Zion’s defender
  2. Isaiah 34:9 Heb her streams
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