21 But (A)wild animals will lie down there,
    and their houses will be full of howling creatures;
there (B)ostriches[a] will dwell,
    and there wild goats will dance.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 13:21 Or owls

14 (A)And wild animals shall meet with hyenas;
    the wild goat shall cry to his fellow;
indeed, there the night bird[a] settles
    and finds for herself a resting place.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:14 Identity uncertain

39 (A)“Therefore wild beasts shall dwell with hyenas in Babylon,[a] and ostriches shall dwell in her. She shall never again have people, nor be inhabited for all generations.

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  1. Jeremiah 50:39 Hebrew lacks in Babylon

37 and Babylon shall become (A)a heap of ruins,
    (B)the haunt of jackals,
(C)a horror (D)and a hissing,
    without inhabitant.

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14 (A)Herds shall lie down in her midst,
    all kinds of beasts;[a]
(B)even the owl and the hedgehog[b]
    shall lodge in her capitals;
a voice shall hoot in the window;
    devastation will be on the threshold;
    for (C)her cedar work will be laid bare.
15 This is the exultant city
    (D)that lived securely,
that said in her heart,
    “I am, and there is no one else.”
What a desolation she has become,
    (E)a lair for wild beasts!
(F)Everyone who passes by her
    hisses and (G)shakes his fist.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 2:14 Hebrew beasts of every nation
  2. Zephaniah 2:14 The identity of the animals rendered owl and hedgehog is uncertain

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