Isaiah 34:4
4And all the host of heaven will wear away,
         And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll;
         All their hosts will also wither away
         As a leaf withers from the vine,
         Or as one withers from the fig tree.

5For My sword is satiated in heaven,
         Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom
         And upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction.

6The sword of the LORD is filled with blood,
         It is sated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats,
         With the fat of the kidneys of rams.
         For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah
         And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

7Wild oxen will also fall with them
         And young bulls with strong ones;
         Thus their land will be soaked with blood,
         And their dust become greasy with fat.

8For the LORD has a day of vengeance,
         A year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

9Its streams will be turned into pitch,
         And its loose earth into brimstone,
         And its land will become burning pitch.

10It will not be quenched night or day;
         Its smoke will go up forever.
         From generation to generation it will be desolate;
         None will pass through it forever and ever.

11But pelican and hedgehog will possess it,
         And owl and raven will dwell in it;
         And He will stretch over it the line of desolation
         And the plumb line of emptiness.

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.

15The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there,
         And it will hatch and gather them under its protection.
         Yes, the hawks will be gathered there,
         Every one with its kind.

      16Seek from the book of the LORD, and read:
         Not one of these will be missing;
         None will lack its mate.
         For His mouth has commanded,
         And His Spirit has gathered them.

17He has cast the lot for them,
         And His hand has divided it to them by line.
         They shall possess it forever;
         From generation to generation they will dwell in it.

NASB ©1995

Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll; and all their host shall fade away, as the leaf fadeth from off the vine, and as a fading leaf from the fig-tree.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the host of the heavens shall pine away, and the heavens shall be folded together as a book: and all their host shall fall down as the leaf falleth from the vine, and from the fig tree.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the host of the heavens shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll; and all their host shall fade away, as a leaf fadeth from off the vine, and as the withered fruit from the fig-tree.

English Revised Version
And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fade away, as the leaf fadeth from off the vine, and as a fading leaf from the fig tree.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their hosts shall fall down, as the leaf falleth from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig-tree.

World English Bible
All of the army of the sky will be dissolved. The sky will be rolled up like a scroll, and all its armies will fade away, as a leaf fades from off a vine or a fig tree.

Young's Literal Translation
And consumed have been all the host of the heavens, And rolled together as a book have been the heavens, And all their hosts do fade, As the fading of a leaf of a vine, And as the fading one of a fig-tree.
Opposition to Messiah Ruinous
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel T here is a species of the sublime in writing, which seems peculiar to the Scripture, and of which, properly, no subjects but those of divine revelation are capable, With us, things inconsiderable in themselves are elevated by splendid images, which give them an apparent importance beyond what they can justly claim. Thus the poet, when describing a battle among bees, by a judicious selection of epithets
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

The Holy Spirit in Relation to the Father and the Son. ...
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Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 12.) Differently to be admonished are the simple and the insincere. The simple are to be praised for studying never to say what is false, but to be admonished to know how sometimes to be silent about what is true. For, as falsehood has always harmed him that speaks it, so sometimes the hearing of truth has done harm to some. Wherefore the Lord before His disciples, tempering His speech with silence, says, I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now (Joh. xvi. 12).
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

LESSON I. 1. In what state was the Earth when first created? 2. To what trial was man subjected? 3. What punishment did the Fall bring on man? 4. How alone could his guilt be atoned for? A. By his punishment being borne by one who was innocent. 5. What was the first promise that there should be such an atonement?--Gen. iii. 15. 6. What were the sacrifices to foreshow? 7. Why was Abel's offering the more acceptable? 8. From which son of Adam was the Seed of the woman to spring? 9. How did Seth's
Charlotte Mary Yonge—The Chosen People

The Controversy Ended
At the close of the thousand years, Christ again returns to the earth. He is accompanied by the host of the redeemed and attended by a retinue of angels. As He descends in terrific majesty He bids the wicked dead arise to receive their doom. They come forth, a mighty host, numberless as the sands of the sea. What a contrast to those who were raised at the first resurrection! The righteous were clothed with immortal youth and beauty. The wicked bear the traces of disease and death. Every eye in that
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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