A prophecy(A) concerning the animals of the Negev:(B)

Through a land of hardship and distress,(C)
    of lions(D) and lionesses,
    of adders and darting snakes,(E)
the envoys carry their riches on donkeys’(F) backs,
    their treasures(G) on the humps of camels,
to that unprofitable nation,

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You went to Molek[a](A) with olive oil
    and increased your perfumes.(B)
You sent your ambassadors[b](C) far away;
    you descended to the very realm of the dead!(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 57:9 Or to the king
  2. Isaiah 57:9 Or idols
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