Bible: Isa 13:6-9

13:6 Wail, for the Lord’s day of judgment 1  is near;

it comes with all the destructive power of the sovereign judge. 2 

13:7 For this reason all hands hang limp, 3 

every human heart loses its courage. 4 

13:8 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. 5 

13:9 Look, the Lord’s day of judgment 6  is coming;

it is a day of cruelty and savage, raging anger, 7 

destroying 8  the earth 9 

and annihilating its sinners.

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