Bible: Zeph 2:13-15

2:13 The Lord 1  will attack the north 2 

and destroy Assyria.

He will make Nineveh a heap of ruins;

it will be as barren 3  as the desert.

2:14 Flocks and herds 4  will lie down in the middle of it,

as well as every kind of wild animal. 5 

Owls 6  will sleep in the tops of its support pillars;

they will hoot through the windows. 7 

Rubble will cover the thresholds; 8 

even the cedar work 9  will be exposed to the elements. 10 

2:15 This is how the once-proud city will end up 11 

the city that was so secure. 12 

She thought to herself, 13  “I am unique! No one can compare to me!” 14 

What a heap of ruins she has become, a place where wild animals live!

Everyone who passes by her taunts her 15  and shakes his fist. 16 

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