For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,(A)
    you have shattered(B)
the yoke(C) that burdens them,
    the bar across their shoulders,(D)
    the rod of their oppressor.(E)

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I have commanded those I prepared for battle;
    I have summoned my warriors(A) to carry out my wrath(B)
    those who rejoice(C) in my triumph.

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They come from faraway lands,
    from the ends of the heavens(A)
the Lord and the weapons(B) of his wrath(C)
    to destroy(D) the whole country.

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13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;(A)
    and the earth will shake(B) from its place
at the wrath(C) of the Lord Almighty,
    in the day of his burning anger.(D)

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20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
    and shut the doors(A) behind you;
hide(B) yourselves for a little while
    until his wrath(C) has passed by.(D)

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30 The Lord will cause people to hear his majestic voice(A)
    and will make them see his arm(B) coming down
with raging anger(C) and consuming fire,(D)
    with cloudburst, thunderstorm(E) and hail.(F)

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The Lord is angry with all nations;
    his wrath(A) is on all their armies.
He will totally destroy[a](B) them,
    he will give them over to slaughter.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:2 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verse 5.
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I trampled(A) the nations in my anger;
    in my wrath I made them drunk(B)
    and poured their blood(C) on the ground.”

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14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice(A)
    and you will flourish(B) like grass;
the hand(C) of the Lord will be made known to his servants,(D)
    but his fury(E) will be shown to his foes.

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24 I will strengthen(A) the arms of the king of Babylon and put my sword(B) in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan(C) before him like a mortally wounded man. 25 I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall limp. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I put my sword(D) into the hand of the king of Babylon and he brandishes it against Egypt.(E)

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