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I am like (A)a desert owl of the wilderness,
    like an owl[a] of the waste places;

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  1. Psalm 102:6 The precise identity of these birds is uncertain

11 (A)But the hawk and the porcupine[a] shall possess it,
    the owl and the raven shall dwell in it.
(B)He shall stretch the line of (C)confusion[b] over it,
    and the plumb line of emptiness.

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  1. Isaiah 34:11 The identity of the animals rendered hawk and porcupine is uncertain
  2. Isaiah 34:11 Hebrew formlessness

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.

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  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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