Isaiah 34:13
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New International Version
Thorns will overrun her citadels, nettles and brambles her strongholds. She will become a haunt for jackals, a home for owls.

New Living Translation
Thorns will overrun its palaces; nettles and thistles will grow in its forts. The ruins will become a haunt for jackals and a home for owls.

English Standard Version
Thorns shall grow over its strongholds, nettles and thistles in its fortresses. It shall be the haunt of jackals, an abode for ostriches.

New American Standard Bible
Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of jackals And an abode of ostriches.

King James Bible
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns; her fortified cities, with thistles and briers. She will become a dwelling for jackals, an abode for ostriches.

International Standard Version
Thorns will grow over its palaces, nettles and brambles its fortresses. It will become a haunt for jackals, a home for ostriches.

NET Bible
Her fortresses will be overgrown with thorns; thickets and weeds will grow in her fortified cities. Jackals will settle there; ostriches will live there.

New Heart English Bible
Thorns will come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in its fortresses; and it will be a habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Its palaces are covered with thorns. Its fortresses have nettles and thistles. It will become a home for jackals and a place for ostriches.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, Nettles and thistles in the fortresses thereof; And it shall be a habitation of wild-dogs, An enclosure for ostriches.

New American Standard 1977
And thorns shall come up in its fortified towers,
            Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities;
            It shall also be a haunt of jackals
            And an abode of ostriches.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof; and it shall be a habitation of dragons and a court for young owls.

King James 2000 Bible
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in its fortresses: and it shall be a habitation of jackals, and a court for ostriches.

American King James Version
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.

American Standard Version
And thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in the fortresses thereof; and it shall be a habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thorns and nettles shall grow up in its houses, and the thistle in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be the habitation of dragons, and the pasture of ostriches.

Darby Bible Translation
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in her fortresses; and it shall be a dwelling-place of wild dogs, a court for ostriches.

English Revised Version
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and thistles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in her fortresses, and it shall be a habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.

World English Bible
Thorns will come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in its fortresses; and it will be a habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches.

Young's Literal Translation
And gone up her palaces have thorns, Nettle and bramble are in her fortresses, And it hath been a habitation of dragons, A court for daughters of an ostrich.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
34:9-17 Those who aim to ruin the church, can never do that, but will ruin themselves. What dismal changes sin can make! It turns a fruitful land into barrenness, a crowded city into a wilderness. Let us compare all we discover in the book of the Lord, with the dealings of providence around us, that we may be more diligent in seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness. What the mouth of the Lord has commanded, his Spirit will perform. And let us observe how the evidences of the truth continually increase, as one prophecy after another is fulfilled, until these awful scenes bring in more happy days. As Israel was a figure of the Christian church, so the Edomites, their bitter enemies, represent the enemies of the kingdom of Christ. God's Jerusalem may be laid in ruins for a time, but the enemies of the church shall be desolate for ever.
Study Bible
God's Judgments on the Nations
12Its nobles-- there is no one there Whom they may proclaim king-- And all its princes will be nothing. 13Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of jackals And an abode of ostriches. 14The desert creatures will meet with the wolves, The hairy goat also will cry to its kind; Yes, the night monster will settle there And will find herself a resting place.…
Cross References
Revelation 18:2
And he cried out in a mighty voice: "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a lair of demons. She is a haunt for every unclean spirit, a hideout for every unclean bird, and a hold for every detestable beast.

Psalm 44:19
Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals And covered us with the shadow of death.

Isaiah 13:22
Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers And jackals in their luxurious palaces. Her fateful time also will soon come And her days will not be prolonged.

Isaiah 25:2
For You have made a city into a heap, A fortified city into a ruin; A palace of strangers is a city no more, It will never be rebuilt.

Isaiah 32:13
For the land of my people in which thorns and briars shall come up; Yea, for all the joyful houses and for the jubilant city.

Isaiah 32:14
Because the palace has been abandoned, the populated city forsaken. Hill and watch-tower have become caves forever, A delight for wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks;

Isaiah 35:7
The scorched land will become a pool And the thirsty ground springs of water; In the haunt of jackals, its resting place, Grass becomes reeds and rushes.

Jeremiah 9:11
"I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, A haunt of jackals; And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."

Jeremiah 10:22
The sound of a report! Behold, it comes-- A great commotion out of the land of the north-- To make the cities of Judah A desolation, a haunt of jackals.

Lamentations 4:3
Even jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel Like ostriches in the wilderness.
Treasury of Scripture

And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.

thorns

Isaiah 32:13,14 On the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yes, on …

Hosea 9:6 For, see, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather …

Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely …

an habitation

Isaiah 13:21,22 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall …

Isaiah 35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land …

Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will …

Jeremiah 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out …

Jeremiah 49:33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: …

Jeremiah 50:39,40 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the …

Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an …

Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for …

Revelation 18:2,20-24 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great …

owls. or, ostriches. Heb. daughters of the owl

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