This page needs to be proofread.

And will lay low the haughtiness of the tyrants.
12I will make man more rare than fine gold,
Even man than the pure gold of Ophir.
13Therefore I will make the heavens to tremble,
And the earth shall be shaken out of her place,
For the wrath of the Lord of hosts,
And for the day of His fierce anger.
14And it shall come to pass, that as the chased gazelle,
And as sheep that no man gathereth,
They shall turn every man to his own people,
And shall flee every man to his own land.
15Every one that is found shall be thrust through;
And every one that is caught shall fall by the sword.
16Their babes also shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes;
Their houses shall be spoiled,
And their wives ravished.
17Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them,
Who shall not regard silver,
And as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18And their bows shall dash the young men in pieces;
And they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb;
Their eye shall not spare children.
19And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms,
The beauty of the Chaldeans' pride,
Shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20It shall never be inhabited,
Neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation;
Neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there;
Neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
21But wild-cats shall lie there;
And their houses shall be full of ferrets;
And ostriches shall dwell there,
And satyrs shall dance there.
22And jackals shall howl in their castles,
And wild-dogs in the pleasant palaces;
And her time is near to come,
And her days shall not be prolonged.

14For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land; and the stranger shall join himself with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. 2And the peoples shall take them, and bring them to their place; and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and for handmaids; and they shall take them captive, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

3And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy travail, and from thy trouble, and from the hard service wherein thou wast made to serve, 4that thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say:

How hath the oppressor ceased!
The exactress of gold ceased!
5The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked,
The sceptre of the rulers,
6That smote the peoples in wrath
With an incessant stroke,
That ruled the nations in anger,
With a persecution that none restrained.