19 Babylon,(A) the jewel of kingdoms,(B)
    the pride and glory(C) of the Babylonians,[a]
will be overthrown(D) by God
    like Sodom and Gomorrah.(E)
20 She will never be inhabited(F)
    or lived in through all generations;
there no nomads(G) will pitch their tents,
    there no shepherds will rest their flocks.
21 But desert creatures(H) will lie there,
    jackals(I) will fill her houses;
there the owls(J) will dwell,
    and there the wild goats(K) will leap about.
22 Hyenas(L) will inhabit her strongholds,(M)
    jackals(N) her luxurious palaces.
Her time is at hand,(O)
    and her days will not be prolonged.(P)

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  1. Isaiah 13:19 Or Chaldeans
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13 Thorns(A) will overrun her citadels,
    nettles and brambles her strongholds.(B)
She will become a haunt for jackals,(C)
    a home for owls.(D)
14 Desert creatures(E) will meet with hyenas,(F)
    and wild goats will bleat to each other;
there the night creatures(G) will also lie down
    and find for themselves places of rest.
15 The owl will nest there and lay eggs,
    she will hatch them, and care for her young
    under the shadow of her wings;(H)
there also the falcons(I) will gather,
    each with its mate.

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37 Babylon will be a heap of ruins,
    a haunt(A) of jackals,
an object of horror and scorn,(B)
    a place where no one lives.(C)

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With a mighty voice he shouted:

“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’[a](A)
    She has become a dwelling for demons
and a haunt for every impure spirit,(B)
    a haunt for every unclean bird,
    a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.(C)

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  1. Revelation 18:2 Isaiah 21:9
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