THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Destruction of Babylon is a type of destruction at Second Coming—It shall be a day of wrath and vengeance—Babylon (the world) shall fall forever—Compare 2 Nephi 23
Lift ye up a abanner
upon the high bmountain
the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
I have commanded my asanctified
ones, I have also called my bmighty
ones for mine anger, even
them that rejoice in my highness.
The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the akingdoms
of nations gathered together: the Lord
of hosts mustereth the host of the bbattle
They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even
, and the weapons of his indignation, to adestroy
the whole land.
ye; for the bday
of the Lord is
at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall amelt
And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in apain
as a woman that btravaileth
: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as
Behold, the day of the Lord
cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall adestroy
the sinners thereof out of it.
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be adarkened
in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
And I will apunish
evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the chaughtiness
of the dterrible
I will make a man more aprecious
than fine gold; even a man than the bgolden
wedge of Ophir.
Therefore I will ashake
the heavens, and the bearth
out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord
of hosts, and in the day of his fierce danger
And it shall be as the achased
roe, and as a sheep that bno
man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own cpeople
, and flee every one into his own dland
Every one that is found shall be athrust
through; and every one that is joined unto them
shall fall by the sword.
also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their bhouses
shall be cspoiled
, and their wives ravished.
Behold, I will stir up the aMedes
against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for
gold, they shall not delight in it.
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.
It shall never be ainhabited
, 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.
beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and bsatyrs
shall dance there.
And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate ahouses
, and bdragons
pleasant palaces: and her time is
near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.