Isaiah 13:21; Isaiah 34:14; Jeremiah 50:39; Jeremiah 51:37; Zephaniah 2:14-15

21  But jwild animals will lie down there,

and their houses will be full of howling creatures;

there kostriches1 will dwell,

and there wild goats will dance.


14  qAnd wild animals shall meet with hyenas;

the wild goat shall cry to his fellow;

indeed, there the night bird1 settles

and finds for herself a resting place.


39 eTherefore wild beasts shall dwell with hyenas in Babylon,1 and ostriches shall dwell in her. She shall never again have people, nor be inhabited for all generations.


37  and Babylon shall become ca heap of ruins,

dthe haunt of jackals,

ea horror eand a hissing,

without inhabitant.


14  yHerds shall lie down in her midst,

all kinds of beasts;1

zeven the owl and the hedgehog2

shall lodge in her capitals;

a voice shall hoot in the window;

devastation will be on the threshold;

for aher cedar work will be laid bare.

15  This is the exultant city

bthat lived securely,

that said in her heart,

I am, and there is no one else.

What a desolation she has become,

ca lair for wild beasts!

dEveryone who passes by her

hisses and eshakes his fist.