Isaiah 34:8
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.

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Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
For Jehovah hath a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is the day of the vengeance of the Lord, the year of recompenses of the judgment of Sion.

Darby Bible Translation
For it is the day of Jehovah's vengeance, the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.

English Revised Version
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, the year of recompence in the controversy of Zion.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.

World English Bible
For Yahweh has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Young's Literal Translation
(For a day of vengeance is to Jehovah, A year of recompences for Zion's strife,)
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