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I found this Bible quote online today, and it seemed like a good one to share. This is from the book of Isaiah, King James version. The Lord is really ticked off at Babylon. He says to the Babylonians,” Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.” He goes on to detail just what He’s going to do:

15. Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16: Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17: Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18: Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.

Howl, ye, indeed. Sounds a bit like the nasty parts of Macbeth. Maybe the Lord was an inspiration for Shakespeare when the bard wanted to evoke the heart of darkness.

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