"I will make her a place for owls and swamplands; I will sweep her away with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of Hosts.
Cross References1 Kings 14:10
Because of all this, behold, I am bringing disaster on the house of Jeroboam: I will cut off from Jeroboam every male, both slave and free in Israel; I will sweep away the house of Jeroboam as one sweeps away dung until it is gone!
Wail, for the Day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
She will never be inhabited or settled from generation to generation; no nomad will pitch his tent there, no shepherd will rest his flock there.
This is an oracle concerning the Desert by the Sea: Like whirlwinds sweeping through the Negev, an invader comes from the desert, from a land of terror.
The desert owl and screech owl will possess it, and the great owl and raven will dwell in it. The LORD will stretch out over Edom a measuring line of chaos and a plumb line of destruction.
For a nation from the north will come against her; it will make her land an object of horror. No one will live in it; both man and beast will flee."
Come against her from the farthest border. Break open her granaries; pile her up like mounds of grain. Completely destroy her; leave her no survivors.
and say, 'O LORD, You have promised to cut off this place so that no one will remain--neither man nor beast. Indeed, it will be desolate forever.'
Herds will lie down in her midst, creatures of every kind. Both the desert owl and screech owl will roost atop her pillars. Their calls will sound from the window, but desolation will lie on the threshold, for He will expose the beams of cedar.
Chapter Outline1. God's merciful restoration of Israel
3. Their triumphant exultation over Babel
24. God's purpose against Assyria
29. Philistia is threatened
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 13:21, 22
Jeremiah 50:39, 40
Jeremiah 51:42, 43
Revelation 18:2, 21-23
I will sweep
1 Kings 14:10
2 Kings 21:13
Jeremiah 51:25, 26
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