Isaiah 14:23

ESV “And I will make it a possession of the hedgehog, and pools of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the LORD of hosts.
NIV I will turn her into a place for owls and into swampland; I will sweep her with the broom of destruction,' declares the LORD Almighty.
NASB I will also make it the property of the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it away with the broom of destruction,' declares the Lord of armies.
CSB "I will make her a swampland and a region for herons, and I will sweep her away with the broom of destruction."This is the declaration of the Lord of Armies.
NLT 'I will make Babylon a desolate place of owls, filled with swamps and marshes. I will sweep the land with the broom of destruction. I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken!'
KJV I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

What does Isaiah 14:23 mean?

The Lord has spoken about the future of Babylon's kings after the conclusion of Isaiah's taunt-song. In short, God has declared that Babylon in its current form is done. He has promised to cut off every part of Babylon's future. It will never rise to become a threat to the world again. Especially not with the descendants of the king who has just been defeated. Those descendants will not survive this defeat (Isaiah 14:20–22).

Instead, The Lord will give the city and surrounding area to the "hedgehog and to pools of water." He will sweep the city with utter destruction. This fits with Isaiah's oracle against Babylon in Chapter 13. He concluded that oracle by describing the vacant city and, homes. As well as the towers becoming the homes of wild animals, including ostriches, wild goats, and jackals (Isaiah 13:21–22).
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