“Edom will become an object of horror. All who pass by it will be filled with horror; they will hiss out their scorn because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 1
After I vent my wrath on it Babylon will be uninhabited. 1 It will be totally desolate. All who pass by will be filled with horror and will hiss out their scorn because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 2
I will make this city an object of horror, a thing to be hissed at. All who pass by it will be filled with horror and will hiss out their scorn 1 because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 2
They panic – cramps and pain seize hold of them like those of a woman who is straining to give birth. They look at one another in astonishment; their faces are flushed red. 1
“When this happens,” 1 says the Lord, “the king and his officials will lose their courage. The priests will be struck with horror, and the prophets will be speechless in astonishment.”
I will make all the people in all the kingdoms of the world horrified at what has happened to them because of what Hezekiah’s son Manasseh, king of Judah, did in Jerusalem.” 1
I will bring such disaster on them that all the kingdoms of the earth will be horrified. I will make them an object of reproach, a proverbial example of disaster. I will make them an object of ridicule, an example to be used in curses. 1 That is how they will be remembered wherever I banish them. 2
Oh, how shattered Moab will be! Oh, how her people will wail! Oh, how she will turn away 1 in shame! Moab will become an object of ridicule, a terrifying sight to all the nations that surround her.”
I declared them to be defiled because of their sacrifices 1 – they caused all their first born to pass through the fire 2 – so that I would devastate them, so that they will know that I am the Lord.’ 3
So he took his firstborn son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him up as a burnt sacrifice on the wall. There was an outburst of divine anger against Israel, 1 so they broke off the attack 2 and returned to their homeland.
I will chase after them with war, 1 starvation, and disease. I will make all the kingdoms of the earth horrified at what happens to them. I will make them examples of those who are cursed, objects of horror, hissing scorn, and ridicule among all the nations where I exile them.
All the princes of the sea will vacate 1 their thrones. They will remove their robes and strip off their embroidered clothes; they will clothe themselves with trembling. They will sit on the ground; they will tremble continually and be shocked at what has happened to you. 2
So I, the Lord, say: “You have not really obeyed me and granted freedom to your neighbor and fellow countryman. 1 Therefore, I will grant you freedom, the freedom 2 to die in war, or by starvation or disease. I, the Lord, affirm it! 3 I will make all the kingdoms of the earth horrified at what happens to you. 4