The destruction of Babylon is a type of the destruction at the Second Coming—It will be a day of wrath and vengeance—Babylon (the world) will fall forever—Compare 2 Nephi 23.
1 of , which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
2 Lift ye up a upon the high , the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded my , I have also called my ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the of nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the .
5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of his indignation, to the whole land.
6 ¶ ye; for the of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall :
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in as a woman that : they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will the for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the of the .
12 I will make a man more than fine gold; even a man than the wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will the heavens, and the shall out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce .
14 And it shall be as the , and as a sheep that : they shall every man turn to his own , and flee every one into his own .
15 Every one that is found shall be through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their shall be , and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the 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.
19 ¶ And , the glory of kingdoms, the of the excellency, shall be as when God and Gomorrah.
20 It shall never be , neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
21 But beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and shall dance there.
22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate , and in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.