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[1] The word that Yahweh spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet.
[2] “Declare among the nations and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and don’t conceal; say, ‘Babylon has been taken, Bel is disappointed, Merodach is dismayed! Her images are disappointed. Her idols are dismayed.’
[3] For a nation comes up out of the north against her, which will make her land desolate, and no one will dwell in it. They have fled. They are gone, both man and animal.
[4] “In those days, and in that time,” says Yahweh, “the children of Israel will come, they and the children of Judah together; they will go on their way weeping, and will seek Yahweh their God.
[5] They will inquire concerning Zion with their faces turned toward it, saying, ‘Come, and join yourselves to Yahweh in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.’
[6] My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have caused them to go astray. They have turned them away on the mountains. They have gone from mountain to hill. They have forgotten their resting place.
[7] All who found them have devoured them. Their adversaries said, ‘We are not guilty, because they have sinned against Yahweh, the habitation of righteousness, even Yahweh, the hope of their fathers.’
[8] “Flee out of the middle of Babylon! Go out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the male goats before the flocks.
[9] For, behold, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon a company of great nations from the north country; and they will set themselves in array against her. She will be taken from there. Their arrows will be as of an expert mighty man. None of them will return in vain.
[10] Chaldea will be a prey. All who prey on her will be satisfied,” says Yahweh.
[11] “Because you are glad, because you rejoice, O you who plunder my heritage, because you are wanton as a heifer that treads out the grain, and neigh as strong horses,
[12] your mother will be utterly disappointed. She who bore you will be confounded. Behold, she will be the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
[13] Because of Yahweh’s wrath she won’t be inhabited, but she will be wholly desolate. Everyone who goes by Babylon will be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
[14] Set yourselves in array against Babylon all around, all you who bend the bow; shoot at her. Spare no arrows, for she has sinned against Yahweh.
[15] Shout against her all around. She has submitted herself. Her bulwarks have fallen. Her walls have been thrown down, for it is the vengeance of Yahweh. Take vengeance on her. As she has done, do to her.
[16] Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him who handles the sickle in the time of harvest. For fear of the oppressing sword, they will each return to their own people, and they will each flee to their own land.
[17] “Israel is a hunted sheep. The lions have driven him away. First, the king of Assyria devoured him, and now at last Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.”
[18] Therefore Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, says: “Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
[19] I will bring Israel again to his pasture, and he will feed on Carmel and Bashan. His soul will be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and in Gilead.
[20] In those days, and in that time,” says Yahweh, “the iniquity of Israel will be sought for, and there will be none, also the sins of Judah, and they won’t be found; for I will pardon them whom I leave as a remnant.
[21] “Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod. Kill and utterly destroy after them,” says Yahweh, “and do according to all that I have commanded you.
[22] A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
[23] How the hammer of the whole earth is cut apart and broken! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations!
[24] I have laid a snare for you, and you are also taken, Babylon, and you weren’t aware. You are found, and also caught, because you have fought against Yahweh.
[25] Yahweh has opened his armory, and has brought out the weapons of his indignation; for the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, has a work to do in the land of the Chaldeans.
[26] Come against her from the farthest border. Open her storehouses. Cast her up as heaps. Destroy her utterly. Let nothing of her be left.
[27] Kill all her bulls. Let them go down to the slaughter. Woe to them! For their day has come, the time of their visitation.
[28] Listen to those who flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of Yahweh our God, the vengeance of his temple.
[29] “Call together the archers against Babylon, all those who bend the bow. Encamp against her all around. Let none of it escape. Pay her back according to her work. According to all that she has done, do to her; for she has been proud against Yahweh, against the Holy One of Israel.
[30] Therefore her young men will fall in her streets. All her men of war will be brought to silence in that day,” says Yahweh.
[31] “Behold, I am against you, you proud one,” says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies; “for your day has come, the time that I will visit you.
[32] The proud one will stumble and fall, and no one will raise him up. I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it will devour all who are around him.”
[33] Yahweh of Armies says: “The children of Israel and the children of Judah are oppressed together. All who took them captive hold them fast. They refuse to let them go.
[34] Their Redeemer is strong. Yahweh of Armies is his name. He will thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
[35] “A sword is on the Chaldeans,” says Yahweh, “and on the inhabitants of Babylon, on her princes, and on her wise men.
[36] A sword is on the boasters, and they will become fools. A sword is on her mighty men, and they will be dismayed.
[37] A sword is on their horses, on their chariots, and on all the mixed people who are in the middle of her; and they will become as women. A sword is on her treasures, and they will be robbed.
[38] A drought is on her waters, and they will be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols.
[39] Therefore the wild animals of the desert with the wolves will dwell there. The ostriches will dwell therein. It will be inhabited no more forever, neither will it be lived in from generation to generation.
[40] As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and its neighbor cities,” says Yahweh, “so no man will dwell there, neither will any son of man live therein.
[41] “Behold, a people comes from the north. A great nation and many kings will be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth.
[42] They take up bow and spear. They are cruel, and have no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea. They ride on horses, everyone set in array, as a man to the battle, against you, daughter of Babylon.
[43] The king of Babylon has heard the news of them, and his hands become feeble. Anguish has taken hold of him, pains as of a woman in labor.
[44] Behold, the enemy will come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against the strong habitation; for I will suddenly make them run away from it. Whoever is chosen, I will appoint him over it, for who is like me? Who will appoint me a time? Who is the shepherd who can stand before me?”
[45] Therefore hear the counsel of Yahweh that he has taken against Babylon; and his purposes that he has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely they will drag them away, even the little ones of the flock. Surely he will make their habitation desolate over them.
[46] The earth trembles at the noise of the taking of Babylon. The cry is heard among the nations.

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Jeremiah 50 (KJVS)

[1] The word H1697 that the LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8765) against Babylon H894 [and] against the land H776 of the Chaldeans H3778 by H3027 Jeremiah H3414 the prophet H5030.
[2] Declare H5046 (8685) ye among the nations H1471, and publish H8085 (8685), and set up H5375 (8798) a standard H5251; publish H8085 (8685), [and] conceal H3582 (8762) not: say H559 (8798), Babylon H894 is taken H3920 (8738), Bel H1078 is confounded H3001 (8689), Merodach H4781 is broken in pieces H2865 (8804); her idols H6091 are confounded H3001 (8689), her images H1544 are broken in pieces H2865 (8804).
[3] For out of the north H6828 there cometh up H5927 (8804) a nation H1471 against her, which shall make H7896 (8799) her land H776 desolate H8047, and none shall dwell H3427 (8802) therein: they shall remove H5110 (8804), they shall depart H1980 (8804), both man H120 and beast H929.
[4] In those days H3117, and in that time H6256, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, the children H1121 of Israel H3478 shall come H935 (8799), they and the children H1121 of Judah H3063 together H3162, going H1980 (8800) and weeping H1058 (8800): they shall go H3212 (8799), and seek H1245 (8762) the LORD H3068 their God H430.
[5] They shall ask H7592 (8799) the way H1870 to Zion H6726 with their faces H6440 thitherward H2008, [saying], Come H935 (8798), and let us join H3867 (8738) ourselves to the LORD H3068 in a perpetual H5769 covenant H1285 [that] shall not be forgotten H7911 (8735).
[6] My people H5971 hath been lost H6 (8802) sheep H6629: their shepherds H7462 (8802) have caused them to go astray H8582 (8689), they have turned them away H7725 (8790) (8675) H7726 [on] the mountains H2022: they have gone H1980 (8804) from mountain H2022 to hill H1389, they have forgotten H7911 (8804) their restingplace H7258.
[7] All that found H4672 (8802) them have devoured H398 (8804) them: and their adversaries H6862 said H559 (8804), We offend H816 (8799) not, because they have sinned H2398 (8804) against the LORD H3068, the habitation H5116 of justice H6664, even the LORD H3068, the hope H4723 of their fathers H1.
[8] Remove H5110 (8798) out of the midst H8432 of Babylon H894, and go forth H3318 (8798) (8675) H3318 (8799) out of the land H776 of the Chaldeans H3778, and be as the he goats H6260 before H6440 the flocks H6629.
[9] For, lo, I will raise H5782 (8688) and cause to come up H5927 (8688) against Babylon H894 an assembly H6951 of great H1419 nations H1471 from the north H6828 country H776: and they shall set themselves in array H6186 (8804) against her; from thence she shall be taken H3920 (8735): their arrows H2671 [shall be] as of a mighty H1368 expert man H7919 (8688) (8676) H7921 (8688); none shall return H7725 (8799) in vain H7387.
[10] And Chaldea H3778 shall be a spoil H7998: all that spoil H7997 (8802) her shall be satisfied H7646 (8799), saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[11] Because ye were glad H8055 (8799), because ye rejoiced H5937 (8799), O ye destroyers H8154 (8802) of mine heritage H5159, because ye are grown fat H6335 (8799) as the heifer H5697 at grass H1877 (8676) H1758 (8801), and bellow H6670 (8799) as bulls H47;
[12] Your mother H517 shall be sore H3966 confounded H954 (8804); she that bare H3205 (8802) you shall be ashamed H2659 (8804): behold, the hindermost H319 of the nations H1471 [shall be] a wilderness H4057, a dry land H6723, and a desert H6160.
[13] Because of the wrath H7110 of the LORD H3068 it shall not be inhabited H3427 (8799), but it shall be wholly desolate H8077: every one that goeth H5674 (8802) by Babylon H894 shall be astonished H8074 (8799), and hiss H8319 (8799) at all her plagues H4347.
[14] Put yourselves in array H6186 (8798) against Babylon H894 round about H5439: all ye that bend H1869 (8802) the bow H7198, shoot H3034 (8798) at her, spare H2550 (8799) no arrows H2671: for she hath sinned H2398 (8804) against the LORD H3068.
[15] Shout H7321 (8685) against her round about H5439: she hath given H5414 (8804) her hand H3027: her foundations H803 are fallen H5307 (8804), her walls H2346 are thrown down H2040 (8738): for it [is] the vengeance H5360 of the LORD H3068: take vengeance H5358 (8734) upon her; as she hath done H6213 (8804), do H6213 (8798) unto her.
[16] Cut off H3772 (8798) the sower H2232 (8802) from Babylon H894, and him that handleth H8610 (8802) the sickle H4038 in the time H6256 of harvest H7105: for fear H6440 of the oppressing H3238 (8802) sword H2719 they shall turn H6437 (8799) every one H376 to his people H5971, and they shall flee H5127 (8799) every one H376 to his own land H776.
[17] Israel H3478 [is] a scattered H6340 (8801) sheep H7716; the lions H738 have driven [him] away H5080 (8689): first H7223 the king H4428 of Assyria H804 hath devoured H398 (8804) him; and last H314 this Nebuchadrezzar H5019 king H4428 of Babylon H894 hath broken his bones H6105 (8765).
[18] Therefore thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, the God H430 of Israel H3478; Behold, I will punish H6485 (8802) the king H4428 of Babylon H894 and his land H776, as I have punished H6485 (8804) the king H4428 of Assyria H804.
[19] And I will bring H7725 Israel H3478 again H7725 (8790) to his habitation H5116, and he shall feed H7462 (8804) on Carmel H3760 and Bashan H1316, and his soul H5315 shall be satisfied H7646 (8799) upon mount H2022 Ephraim H669 and Gilead H1568.
[20] In those days H3117, and in that time H6256, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, the iniquity H5771 of Israel H3478 shall be sought for H1245 (8792), and [there shall be] none; and the sins H2403 of Judah H3063, and they shall not be found H4672 (8735): for I will pardon H5545 (8799) them whom I reserve H7604 (8686).
[21] Go up H5927 (8798) against the land H776 of Merathaim H4850, [even] against it, and against the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Pekod H6489: waste H2717 (8798) and utterly destroy H2763 (8687) after H310 them, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, and do H6213 (8798) according to all that I have commanded H6680 (8765) thee.
[22] A sound H6963 of battle H4421 [is] in the land H776, and of great H1419 destruction H7667.
[23] How is the hammer H6360 of the whole earth H776 cut asunder H1438 (8738) and broken H7665 (8735)! how is Babylon H894 become a desolation H8047 among the nations H1471!
[24] I have laid a snare H3369 (8804) for thee, and thou art also taken H3920 (8738), O Babylon H894, and thou wast not aware H3045 (8804): thou art found H4672 (8738), and also caught H8610 (8738), because thou hast striven H1624 (8694) against the LORD H3068.
[25] The LORD H3068 hath opened H6605 (8804) his armoury H214, and hath brought forth H3318 (8686) the weapons H3627 of his indignation H2195: for this [is] the work H4399 of the Lord H136 GOD H3069 of hosts H6635 in the land H776 of the Chaldeans H3778.
[26] Come H935 (8798) against her from the utmost border H7093, open H6605 (8798) her storehouses H3965: cast her up H5549 (8798) as heaps H6194, and destroy her utterly H2763 (8685): let nothing of her be left H7611.
[27] Slay H2717 (8798) all her bullocks H6499; let them go down H3381 (8799) to the slaughter H2874: woe H1945 unto them! for their day H3117 is come H935 (8802), the time H6256 of their visitation H6486.
[28] The voice H6963 of them that flee H5127 (8801) and escape out H6405 of the land H776 of Babylon H894, to declare H5046 (8687) in Zion H6726 the vengeance H5360 of the LORD H3068 our God H430, the vengeance H5360 of his temple H1964.
[29] Call together H8085 (8685) the archers H7228 against Babylon H894: all ye that bend H1869 (8802) the bow H7198, camp H2583 (8798) against it round about H5439; let none thereof escape H6413: recompense H7999 (8761) her according to her work H6467; according to all that she hath done H6213 (8804), do H6213 (8798) unto her: for she hath been proud H2102 (8804) against the LORD H3068, against the Holy One H6918 of Israel H3478.
[30] Therefore shall her young men H970 fall H5307 (8799) in the streets H7339, and all her men H582 of war H4421 shall be cut off H1826 (8735) in that day H3117, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[31] Behold, I [am] against thee, [O thou] most proud H2087, saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069 of hosts H6635: for thy day H3117 is come H935 (8802), the time H6256 [that] I will visit H6485 (8804) thee.
[32] And the most proud H2087 shall stumble H3782 (8804) and fall H5307 (8804), and none shall raise him up H6965 (8688): and I will kindle H3341 (8689) a fire H784 in his cities H5892, and it shall devour H398 (8804) all round about H5439 him.
[33] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635; The children H1121 of Israel H3478 and the children H1121 of Judah H3063 [were] oppressed H6231 (8803) together H3162: and all that took them captives H7617 (8802) held them fast H2388 (8689); they refused H3985 (8765) to let them go H7971 (8763).
[34] Their Redeemer H1350 (8802) [is] strong H2389; the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 [is] his name H8034: he shall throughly H7378 (8800) plead H7378 (8799) their cause H7379, that he may give rest H7280 (8689) to the land H776, and disquiet H7264 (8689) the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Babylon H894.
[35] A sword H2719 [is] upon the Chaldeans H3778, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, and upon the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Babylon H894, and upon her princes H8269, and upon her wise H2450 [men].
[36] A sword H2719 [is] upon the liars H907; and they shall dote H2973 (8738): a sword H2719 [is] upon her mighty men H1368; and they shall be dismayed H2865 (8804).
[37] A sword H2719 [is] upon their horses H5483, and upon their chariots H7393, and upon all the mingled people H6153 that [are] in the midst H8432 of her; and they shall become as women H802: a sword H2719 [is] upon her treasures H214; and they shall be robbed H962 (8795).
[38] A drought H2721 [is] upon her waters H4325; and they shall be dried up H3001 (8804): for it [is] the land H776 of graven images H6456, and they are mad H1984 (8704) upon [their] idols H367.
[39] Therefore the wild beasts of the desert H6728 with the wild beasts of the islands H338 shall dwell H3427 (8799) [there], and the owls H1323 H3284 shall dwell H3427 (8804) therein: and it shall be no more inhabited H3427 (8799) for ever H5331; neither shall it be dwelt H7931 (8799) in from generation H1755 to generation H1755.
[40] As God H430 overthrew H4114 Sodom H5467 and Gomorrah H6017 and the neighbour H7934 [cities] thereof, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068; [so] shall no man H376 abide H3427 (8799) there, neither shall any son H1121 of man H120 dwell H1481 (8799) therein.
[41] Behold, a people H5971 shall come H935 (8802) from the north H6828, and a great H1419 nation H1471, and many H7227 kings H4428 shall be raised up H5782 (8735) from the coasts H3411 of the earth H776.
[42] They shall hold H2388 (8686) the bow H7198 and the lance H3591: they [are] cruel H394, and will not shew mercy H7355 (8762): their voice H6963 shall roar H1993 (8799) like the sea H3220, and they shall ride H7392 (8799) upon horses H5483, [every one] put in array H6186 (8803), like a man H376 to the battle H4421, against thee, O daughter H1323 of Babylon H894.
[43] The king H4428 of Babylon H894 hath heard H8085 (8804) the report H8088 of them, and his hands H3027 waxed feeble H7503 (8804): anguish H6869 took hold H2388 (8689) of him, [and] pangs H2427 as of a woman in travail H3205 (8802).
[44] Behold, he shall come up H5927 (8799) like a lion H738 from the swelling H1347 of Jordan H3383 unto the habitation H5116 of the strong H386: but I will make H7323 them suddenly H7280 (8686) run away H7323 (8686) (8675) H7323 (8799) from her: and who [is] a chosen H977 (8803) [man, that] I may appoint H6485 (8799) over her? for who [is] like me? and who will appoint me the time H3259 (8686)? and who [is] that shepherd H7462 (8802) that will stand H5975 (8799) before H6440 me?
[45] Therefore hear H8085 (8798) ye the counsel H6098 of the LORD H3068, that he hath taken H3289 (8804) against Babylon H894; and his purposes H4284, that he hath purposed H2803 (8804) against the land H776 of the Chaldeans H3778: Surely the least H6810 of the flock H6629 shall draw them out H5498 (8799): surely he shall make [their] habitation H5116 desolate H8074 (8686) with them.
[46] At the noise H6963 of the taking H8610 (8738) of Babylon H894 the earth H776 is moved H7493 (8735), and the cry H2201 is heard H8085 (8738) among the nations H1471.

Young’s Literal Translation

Jeremiah 50 (YLT)

[1] The word that Jehovah hath spoken concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by the hand of Jeremiah the prophet:
[2] ‘Declare ye among nations, and sound, And lift up an ensign, sound, do not hide, Say ye: Captured hath been Babylon, Put to shame hath been Bel, Broken hath been Merodach, Put to shame have been her grievous things, Broken have been her idols.
[3] For come up against her hath a nation from the north, It maketh her land become a desolation, And there is not an inhabitant in it. From man even unto beast, They have moved, they have gone.
[4] In those days, and at that time, An affirmation of Jehovah, Come in do sons of Israel, They and sons of Judah together, Going on and weeping they go, And Jehovah their God they seek.
[5] To Zion they ask the way, Thitherward are their faces: Come in, and we are joined unto Jehovah, A covenant age-during-not forgotten.
[6] A perishing flock hath My people been, Their shepherds have caused them to err, To the mountains causing them to go back, From mountain unto hill they have gone, They have forgotten their crouching-place.
[7] All finding them have devoured them, And their adversaries have said: We are not guilty, Because that they sinned against Jehovah, The habitation of righteousness, And the hope of their fathers-Jehovah.
[8] Move ye from the midst of Babylon, And from the land of the Chaldeans go out. And be as he-goats before a flock.
[9] For, lo, I am stirring up, And am causing to come up against Babylon, An assembly of great nations from a land of the north, And they have set in array against her, From thence she is captured, Its arrow-as a skilful hero-returneth not empty,
[10] And Chaldea hath been for a spoil, All her spoilers are satisfied, An affirmation of Jehovah.
[11] Because thou rejoicest, because thou exultest, O spoilers of Mine inheritance, Because thou increasest as a heifer at the tender grass, And dost cry aloud as bulls,
[12] Ashamed hath been your mother greatly, Confounded hath she been that bare you, Lo, the hindermost of nations is a wilderness, A dry land, and a desert.
[13] Because of the wrath of Jehovah it is not inhabited, And it hath been a desolation-all of it. Every passer by at Babylon is astonished, And doth hiss because of all her plagues.
[14] Set yourselves in array against Babylon round about, All ye treading a bow, Shoot at her, have no pity on the arrow, For against Jehovah she hath sinned.
[15] Shout against her round about, She hath given forth her hand, Fallen have her foundations, Thrown down have been her walls, For it is the vengeance of Jehovah, Be avenged of her, as she did-do ye to her.
[16] Cut off the sower from Babylon, And him handling the sickle in the time of harvest, Because of the oppressing sword, Each unto his people-they turn, And each to his land-they flee.
[17] A scattered sheep is Israel, lions have driven away, At first, devour him did the king of Asshur, And now, at last, broken his bone Hath Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
[18] Therefore thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Lo, I am seeing after the king of Babylon, And after his land, As I have seen after the king of Asshur;
[19] And I have brought back Israel unto his habitation, And he hath fed on Carmel, and on Bashan. And in mount Ephraim, and on Gilead is his soul satisfied.
[20] In those days, and at that time, An affirmation of Jehovah, Sought is the iniquity of Israel, and it is not, And the sin of Judah, and it is not found, For I am propitious to those whom I leave!
[21] Against the land of Merathaim: Go up against it, and unto the inhabitants of Pekod, Waste and devote their posterity, An affirmation of Jehovah, And do according to all that I have commanded thee.
[22] A noise of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
[23] How hath it been cut and broken, The hammer of the whole earth! How hath Babylon been for a desolation among nations!
[24] I have laid a snare for thee, And also-thou art captured, O Babylon, And thou-thou hast known, Thou hast been found, and also art caught, For against Jehovah thou hast stirred thyself up.
[25] Jehovah hath opened His treasury, And He bringeth out the weapons of His indignation, For a work is to the Lord Jehovah of Hosts, I n the land of the Chaldeans.
[26] Come ye in to her from the extremity, Open ye her storehouses, Raise her up as heaps, and devote her, Let her have no remnant.
[27] Slay all her kine, they go down to slaughter, Woe is on them, for come hath their day, The time of their inspection.
[28] A voice of fugitives and escaped ones Is from the land of Babylon, To declare in Zion the vengeance of Jehovah our God, The vengeance of His temple.
[29] Summon unto Babylon archers, all treading the bow, Encamp against her round about, Let her have no escape; Recompense to her according to her work, According to all that she did-do to her, For unto Jehovah she hath been proud, Unto the Holy One of Israel.
[30] Therefore fall do her young men in her broad places, And all her men of war are cut off in that day, An affirmation of Jehovah.
[31] Lo, I am against thee, O pride, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah of Hosts, For thy day hath come, the time of thy inspection.
[32] And stumbled hath pride, And he hath fallen, and hath no raiser up, And I have kindled a fire in his cities, And it hath devoured all round about him.
[33] Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Oppressed are the sons of Israel, And the sons of Judah together, And all their captors have kept hold on them, They have refused to send them away.
[34] Their Redeemer is strong, Jehovah of Hosts is His name, He doth thoroughly plead their cause, So as to cause the land to rest, And He hath given trouble to the inhabitants of Babylon.
[35] A sword is for the Chaldeans, An affirmation of Jehovah, And it is on the inhabitants of Babylon, And on her heads, and on her wise men;
[36] A sword is on the princes, And they have become foolish; A sword is on her mighty ones, And they have been broken down;
[37] A sword is on his horses and on his chariot, And on all the rabble who are in her midst, And they have become women; A sword is on her treasuries, And they have been spoiled;
[38] A sword is on her waters, and they have been dried up, For it is a land of graven images, And in idols they do boast themselves.
[39] Therefore dwell do Ziim with Iim, Yea, dwelt in her have daughters of the ostrich, And it is not inhabited any more for ever, Nor dwelt in unto all generations.
[40] As overthrown by God with Sodom, And with Gomorrah, and with its neighbours, An affirmation of Jehovah, none doth dwell there, Nor sojourn in her doth a son of man.
[41] Lo, a people hath come from the north, Even a great nation, And many kings are stirred up from the sides of the earth.
[42] Bow and halbert they seize, Cruel are they, and they have no mercy, Their voice as a sea soundeth, and on horses they ride, Set in array as a man for battle, Against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
[43] Heard hath the king of Babylon their report, And feeble have been his hands, Distress hath seized him; pain as a travailing woman.
[44] Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause them to run from off her. And who is chosen? on her I lay a charge, For who is like Me? And who doth convene Me? And who is this shepherd who standeth before Me?
[45] Therefore, hear ye the counsel of Jehovah, That He counselled concerning Babylon, And His devices that He hath devised Concerning the land of the Chaldeans; Drag them out do not little ones of the flock, Doth He not make desolate over them the habitation?
[46] From the voice: Captured was Babylon, Hath the earth been shaken, And a cry among nations hath been heard!