World English Bible
Jeremiah 51 (WEBP)
 Yahweh says: “Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against those who dwell in Lebkamai, a destroying wind.
 I will send to Babylon strangers, who will winnow her. They will empty her land; for in the day of trouble they will be against her all around.
 Against him who bends, let the archer bend his bow, also against him who lifts himself up in his coat of mail. Don’t spare her young men! Utterly destroy all her army!
 They will fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans, and thrust through in her streets.
 For Israel is not forsaken, nor Judah, by his God, by Yahweh of Armies; though their land is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel.
 “Flee out of the middle of Babylon! Everyone save his own life! Don’t be cut off in her iniquity, for it is the time of Yahweh’s vengeance. He will render to her a recompense.
 Babylon has been a golden cup in Yahweh’s hand, who made all the earth drunk. The nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations have gone mad.
 Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed! Wail for her! Take balm for her pain. Perhaps she may be healed.
 “We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed. Forsake her, and let’s each go into his own country; for her judgment reaches to heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
 ‘Yahweh has produced our righteousness. Come, and let’s declare in Zion the work of Yahweh our God.’
 “Make the arrows sharp! Hold the shields firmly! Yahweh has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it; for it is the vengeance of Yahweh, the vengeance of his temple.
 Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon! Make the watch strong! Set the watchmen, and prepare the ambushes; for Yahweh has both purposed and done that which he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
 You who dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end has come, the measure of your covetousness.
 Yahweh of Armies has sworn by himself, saying, ‘Surely I will fill you with men, as with locusts, and they will lift up a shout against you.’
 “He has made the earth by his power. He has established the world by his wisdom. By his understanding he has stretched out the heavens.
 When he utters his voice, there is a roar of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and brings the wind out of his treasuries.
 “Every man has become stupid and without knowledge. Every goldsmith is disappointed by his image, for his molten images are falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
 They are vanity, a work of delusion. In the time of their visitation, they will perish.
 The portion of Jacob is not like these, for he formed all things, including the tribe of his inheritance. Yahweh of Armies is his name.
 “You are my battle ax and weapons of war. With you I will break the nations into pieces. With you I will destroy kingdoms.
 With you I will break in pieces the horse and his rider.
 With you I will break in pieces the chariot and him who rides therein. With you I will break in pieces man and woman. With you I will break in pieces the old man and the youth. With you I will break in pieces the young man and the virgin.
 With you I will break in pieces the shepherd and his flock. With you I will break in pieces the farmer and his yoke. With you I will break in pieces governors and deputies.
 “I will render to Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight,” says Yahweh.
 “Behold, I am against you, destroying mountain,” says Yahweh, “which destroys all the earth. I will stretch out my hand on you, roll you down from the rocks, and will make you a burned mountain.
 They won’t take a cornerstone from you, nor a stone for foundations; but you will be desolate forever,” says Yahweh.
 “Set up a standard in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations against her! Call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz! Appoint a marshal against her! Cause the horses to come up as the swarming locusts!
 Prepare against her the nations, the kings of the Medes, its governors, and all its deputies, and all the land of their dominion!
 The land trembles and is in pain; for the purposes of Yahweh against Babylon stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.
 The mighty men of Babylon have stopped fighting, they remain in their strongholds. Their might has failed. They have become as women. Her dwelling places are set on fire. Her bars are broken.
 One runner will run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter.
 So the passages are seized. They have burned the reeds with fire. The men of war are frightened.”
 For Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel says: “The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time when it is trodden. Yet a little while, and the time of harvest comes for her.”
 “Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me. He has crushed me. He has made me an empty vessel. He has, like a monster, swallowed me up. He has filled his mouth with my delicacies. He has cast me out.
 May the violence done to me and to my flesh be on Babylon!” the inhabitant of Zion will say; and, “May my blood be on the inhabitants of Chaldea!” will Jerusalem say.
 Therefore Yahweh says: “Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you. I will dry up her sea, and make her fountain dry.
 Babylon will become heaps, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.
 They will roar together like young lions. They will growl as lions’ cubs.
 When they are inflamed, I will make their feast, and I will make them drunk, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake up,” says Yahweh.
 “I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats.
 “How Sheshach is taken! How the praise of the whole earth is seized! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations!
 The sea has come up on Babylon. She is covered with the multitude of its waves.
 Her cities have become a desolation, a dry land, and a desert, a land in which no man dwells. No son of man passes by it.
 I will execute judgment on Bel in Babylon, and I will bring out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up. The nations will not flow any more to him. Yes, the wall of Babylon will fall.
 “My people, go away from the middle of her, and each of you save yourselves from Yahweh’s fierce anger.
 Don’t let your heart faint. Don’t fear for the news that will be heard in the land. For news will come one year, and after that in another year news will come, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
 Therefore behold, the days come that I will execute judgment on the engraved images of Babylon; and her whole land will be confounded. All her slain will fall in the middle of her.
 Then the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, will sing for joy over Babylon; for the destroyers will come to her from the north,” says Yahweh.
 “As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so the slain of all the land will fall at Babylon.
 You who have escaped the sword, go! Don’t stand still! Remember Yahweh from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.”
 “We are confounded because we have heard reproach. Confusion has covered our faces, for strangers have come into the sanctuaries of Yahweh’s house.”
 “Therefore behold, the days come,” says Yahweh, “that I will execute judgment on her engraved images; and through all her land the wounded will groan.
 Though Babylon should mount up to the sky, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet destroyers will come to her from me,” says Yahweh.
 “The sound of a cry comes from Babylon, and of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!
 For Yahweh lays Babylon waste, and destroys out of her the great voice! Their waves roar like many waters. The noise of their voice is uttered.
 For the destroyer has come on her, even on Babylon. Her mighty men are taken. Their bows are broken in pieces, for Yahweh is a God of retribution. He will surely repay.
 I will make her princes, her wise men, her governors, her deputies, and her mighty men drunk. They will sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake up,” says the King, whose name is Yahweh of Armies.
 Yahweh of Armies says: “The wide walls of Babylon will be utterly overthrown. Her high gates will be burned with fire. The peoples will labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they will be weary.”
 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was chief quartermaster.
 Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come on Babylon, even all these words that are written concerning Babylon.
 Jeremiah said to Seraiah, “When you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words,
 and say, ‘Yahweh, you have spoken concerning this place, to cut it off, that no one will dwell in it, neither man nor animal, but that it will be desolate forever.’
 It will be, when you have finished reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the middle of the Euphrates.
 Then you shall say, ‘Thus will Babylon sink, and will not rise again because of the evil that I will bring on her; and they will be weary.’ ” Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
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Jeremiah 51 (KJVS)
 Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068; Behold, I will raise up H5782 (8688) against Babylon H894, and against them that dwell H3427 (8802) in the midst H3820 of them that rise up H6965 (8801) against me, a destroying H7843 (8688) wind H7307;
 And will send H7971 (8765) unto Babylon H894 fanners H2114 (8801), that shall fan H2219 (8765) her, and shall empty H1238 (8787) her land H776: for in the day H3117 of trouble H7451 they shall be against her round about H5439.
 Against [him that] bendeth H1869 let the archer H1869 (8802) bend H1869 (8799) his bow H7198, and against [him that] lifteth himself up H5927 (8691) in his brigandine H5630: and spare H2550 (8799) ye not her young men H970; destroy ye utterly H2763 (8685) all her host H6635.
 Thus the slain H2491 shall fall H5307 (8804) in the land H776 of the Chaldeans H3778, and [they that are] thrust through H1856 (8794) in her streets H2351.
 For Israel H3478 [hath] not [been] forsaken H488, nor Judah H3063 of his God H430, of the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635; though their land H776 was filled H4390 (8804) with sin H817 against the Holy One H6918 of Israel H3478.
 Flee out H5127 (8798) of the midst H8432 of Babylon H894, and deliver H4422 (8761) every man H376 his soul H5315: be not cut off H1826 (8735) in her iniquity H5771; for this [is] the time H6256 of the LORD’S H3068 vengeance H5360; he will render H7999 (8764) unto her a recompence H1576.
 Babylon H894 [hath been] a golden H2091 cup H3563 in the LORD’S H3068 hand H3027, that made all the earth H776 drunken H7937 (8764): the nations H1471 have drunken H8354 (8804) of her wine H3196; therefore the nations H1471 are mad H1984 (8704).
 Babylon H894 is suddenly H6597 fallen H5307 (8804) and destroyed H7665 (8735): howl H3213 (8685) for her; take H3947 (8798) balm H6875 for her pain H4341, if so be she may be healed H7495 (8735).
 We would have healed H7495 (8765) Babylon H894, but she is not healed H7495 (8738): forsake H5800 (8798) her, and let us go H3212 (8799) every one H376 into his own country H776: for her judgment H4941 reacheth H5060 (8804) unto heaven H8064, and is lifted up H5375 (8738) [even] to the skies H7834.
 The LORD H3068 hath brought forth H3318 (8689) our righteousness H6666: come H935 (8798), and let us declare H5608 (8762) in Zion H6726 the work H4639 of the LORD H3068 our God H430.
 Make bright H1305 (8685) the arrows H2671; gather H4390 (8798) the shields H7982: the LORD H3068 hath raised up H5782 (8689) the spirit H7307 of the kings H4428 of the Medes H4074: for his device H4209 [is] against Babylon H894, to destroy H7843 (8687) it; because it [is] the vengeance H5360 of the LORD H3068, the vengeance H5360 of his temple H1964.
 Set up H5375 (8798) the standard H5251 upon the walls H2346 of Babylon H894, make the watch H4929 strong H2388 (8685), set up H6965 (8685) the watchmen H8104 (8802), prepare H3559 (8685) the ambushes H693 (8802): for the LORD H3068 hath both devised H2161 (8804) and done H6213 (8804) that which he spake H1696 (8765) against the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Babylon H894.
 O thou that dwellest H7931 (8802) (8675) H7931 (8804) upon many H7227 waters H4325, abundant H7227 in treasures H214, thine end H7093 is come H935 (8802), [and] the measure H520 of thy covetousness H1215.
 The LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 hath sworn H7650 (8738) by himself H5315, [saying], Surely I will fill H4390 (8765) thee with men H120, as with caterpillers H3218; and they shall lift up H6030 (8804) a shout H1959 against thee.
 He hath made H6213 (8802) the earth H776 by his power H3581, he hath established H3559 (8688) the world H8398 by his wisdom H2451, and hath stretched out H5186 (8804) the heaven H8064 by his understanding H8394.
 When he uttereth H5414 (8800) [his] voice H6963, [there is] a multitude H1995 of waters H4325 in the heavens H8064; and he causeth the vapours H5387 to ascend H5927 (8686) from the ends H7097 of the earth H776: he maketh H6213 (8804) lightnings H1300 with rain H4306, and bringeth forth H3318 (8686) the wind H7307 out of his treasures H214.
 Every man H120 is brutish H1197 (8738) by [his] knowledge H1847; every founder H6884 (8802) is confounded H3001 (8689) by the graven image H6459: for his molten image H5262 [is] falsehood H8267, and [there is] no breath H7307 in them.
 They [are] vanity H1892, the work H4639 of errors H8595: in the time H6256 of their visitation H6486 they shall perish H6 (8799).
 The portion H2506 of Jacob H3290 [is] not like them; for he [is] the former H3335 (8802) of all things: and [Israel is] the rod H7626 of his inheritance H5159: the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 [is] his name H8034.
 Thou [art] my battle axe H4661 [and] weapons H3627 of war H4421: for with thee will I break in pieces H5310 (8765) the nations H1471, and with thee will I destroy H7843 (8689) kingdoms H4467;
 And with thee will I break in pieces H5310 (8765) the horse H5483 and his rider H7392 (8802); and with thee will I break in pieces H5310 (8765) the chariot H7393 and his rider H7392 (8802);
 With thee also will I break in pieces H5310 (8765) man H376 and woman H802; and with thee will I break in pieces H5310 (8765) old H2205 and young H5288; and with thee will I break in pieces H5310 (8765) the young man H970 and the maid H1330;
 I will also break in pieces H5310 (8765) with thee the shepherd H7462 (8802) and his flock H5739; and with thee will I break in pieces H5310 (8765) the husbandman H406 and his yoke of oxen H6776; and with thee will I break in pieces H5310 (8765) captains H6346 and rulers H5461.
 And I will render H7999 (8765) unto Babylon H894 and to all the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Chaldea H3778 all their evil H7451 that they have done H6213 (8804) in Zion H6726 in your sight H5869, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
 Behold, I [am] against thee, O destroying H4889 mountain H2022, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, which destroyest H7843 (8688) all the earth H776: and I will stretch out H5186 (8804) mine hand H3027 upon thee, and roll thee down H1556 (8773) from the rocks H5553, and will make H5414 (8804) thee a burnt H8316 mountain H2022.
 And they shall not take H3947 (8799) of thee a stone H68 for a corner H6438, nor a stone H68 for foundations H4146; but thou shalt be desolate H8077 for ever H5769, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
 Set ye up H5375 (8798) a standard H5251 in the land H776, blow H8628 (8798) the trumpet H7782 among the nations H1471, prepare H6942 (8761) the nations H1471 against her, call together H8085 (8685) against her the kingdoms H4467 of Ararat H780, Minni H4508, and Ashchenaz H813; appoint H6485 (8798) a captain H2951 against her; cause the horses H5483 to come up H5927 (8685) as the rough H5569 caterpillers H3218.
 Prepare H6942 (8761) against her the nations H1471 with the kings H4428 of the Medes H4074, the captains H6346 thereof, and all the rulers H5461 thereof, and all the land H776 of his dominion H4475.
 And the land H776 shall tremble H7493 (8799) and sorrow H2342 (8799): for every purpose H4284 of the LORD H3068 shall be performed H6965 (8804) against Babylon H894, to make H7760 (8800) the land H776 of Babylon H894 a desolation H8047 without an inhabitant H3427 (8802).
 The mighty men H1368 of Babylon H894 have forborn H2308 (8804) to fight H3898 (8736), they have remained H3427 (8804) in [their] holds H4679: their might H1369 hath failed H5405 (8804); they became as women H802: they have burned H3341 (8689) her dwellingplaces H4908; her bars H1280 are broken H7665 (8738).
 One post H7323 (8801) shall run H7323 (8799) to meet H7125 (8800) another H7323 (8801), and one messenger H5046 (8688) to meet H7125 (8800) another H5046 (8688), to shew H5046 (8687) the king H4428 of Babylon H894 that his city H5892 is taken H3920 (8738) at [one] end H7097,
 And that the passages H4569 are stopped H8610 (8738), and the reeds H98 they have burned H8313 (8804) with fire H784, and the men H582 of war H4421 are affrighted H926 (8738).
 For thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, the God H430 of Israel H3478; The daughter H1323 of Babylon H894 [is] like a threshingfloor H1637, [it is] time H6256 to thresh H1869 (8687) her: yet a little while H4592, and the time H6256 of her harvest H7105 shall come H935 (8804).
 Nebuchadrezzar H5019 the king H4428 of Babylon H894 hath devoured H398 (8804) me, he hath crushed H2000 (8804) me, he hath made H3322 (8689) me an empty H7385 vessel H3627, he hath swallowed me up H1104 (8804) like a dragon H8577, he hath filled H4390 (8765) his belly H3770 with my delicates H5730, he hath cast me out H1740 (8689).
 The violence H2555 done to me and to my flesh H7607 [be] upon Babylon H894, shall the inhabitant H3427 (8802) of Zion H6726 say H559 (8799); and my blood H1818 upon the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Chaldea H3778, shall Jerusalem H3389 say H559 (8799).
 Therefore thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068; Behold, I will plead H7378 (8801) thy cause H7379, and take vengeance H5358 (8765) for thee H5360; and I will dry up H2717 (8689) her sea H3220, and make her springs H4726 dry H3001 (8689).
 And Babylon H894 shall become heaps H1530, a dwellingplace H4583 for dragons H8577, an astonishment H8047, and an hissing H8322, without an inhabitant H3427 (8802).
 They shall roar H7580 (8799) together H3162 like lions H3715: they shall yell H5286 (8804) as lions H738’ whelps H1484.
 In their heat H2527 I will make H7896 (8799) their feasts H4960, and I will make them drunken H7937 (8689), that they may rejoice H5937 (8799), and sleep H3462 (8804) a perpetual H5769 sleep H8142, and not wake H6974 (8686), saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
 I will bring them down H3381 (8686) like lambs H3733 to the slaughter H2873 (8800), like rams H352 with he goats H6260.
 How is Sheshach H8347 taken H3920 (8738)! and how is the praise H8416 of the whole earth H776 surprised H8610 (8735)! how is Babylon H894 become an astonishment H8047 among the nations H1471!
 The sea H3220 is come up H5927 (8804) upon Babylon H894: she is covered H3680 (8738) with the multitude H1995 of the waves H1530 thereof.
 Her cities H5892 are a desolation H8047, a dry H6723 land H776, and a wilderness H6160, a land H776 wherein no man H376 dwelleth H3427 (8799), neither doth [any] son H1121 of man H120 pass H5674 (8799) thereby H2004.
 And I will punish H6485 (8804) Bel H1078 in Babylon H894, and I will bring forth H3318 (8689) out of his mouth H6310 that which he hath swallowed up H1105: and the nations H1471 shall not flow together H5102 (8799) any more unto him: yea, the wall H2346 of Babylon H894 shall fall H5307 (8804).
 My people H5971, go ye out H3318 (8798) of the midst H8432 of her, and deliver H4422 (8761) ye every man H376 his soul H5315 from the fierce H2740 anger H639 of the LORD H3068.
 And lest your heart H3824 faint H7401 (8735), and ye fear H3372 (8799) for the rumour H8052 that shall be heard H8085 (8737) in the land H776; a rumour H8052 shall both come H935 (8804) [one] year H8141, and after H310 that in [another] year H8141 [shall come] a rumour H8052, and violence H2555 in the land H776, ruler H4910 (8802) against ruler H4910 (8802).
 Therefore, behold, the days H3117 come H935 (8802), that I will do judgment H6485 (8804) upon the graven images H6456 of Babylon H894: and her whole land H776 shall be confounded H954 (8799), and all her slain H2491 shall fall H5307 (8799) in the midst H8432 of her.
 Then the heaven H8064 and the earth H776, and all that [is] therein, shall sing H7442 (8765) for Babylon H894: for the spoilers H7703 (8802) shall come H935 (8799) unto her from the north H6828, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
 As H1571 Babylon H894 [hath caused] the slain H2491 of Israel H3478 to fall H5307 (8800), so at Babylon H894 shall fall H5307 (8804) the slain H2491 of all the earth H776.
 Ye that have escaped H6405 the sword H2719, go away H1980 (8798), stand not still H5975 (8799): remember H2142 (8798) the LORD H3068 afar off H7350, and let Jerusalem H3389 come H5927 (8799) into your mind H3824.
 We are confounded H954 (8804), because we have heard H8085 (8804) reproach H2781: shame H3639 hath covered H3680 (8765) our faces H6440: for strangers H2114 (8801) are come H935 (8804) into the sanctuaries H4720 of the LORD’S H3068 house H1004.
 Wherefore, behold, the days H3117 come H935 (8802), saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068, that I will do judgment H6485 (8804) upon her graven images H6456: and through all her land H776 the wounded H2491 shall groan H602 (8799).
 Though Babylon H894 should mount up H5927 (8799) to heaven H8064, and though she should fortify H1219 (8762) the height H4791 of her strength H5797, [yet] H227 from me shall spoilers H7703 (8802) come H935 (8799) unto her, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
 A sound H6963 of a cry H2201 [cometh] from Babylon H894, and great H1419 destruction H7667 from the land H776 of the Chaldeans H3778:
 Because the LORD H3068 hath spoiled H7703 (8802) Babylon H894, and destroyed H6 (8765) out of her the great H1419 voice H6963; when her waves H1530 do roar H1993 (8804) like great H7227 waters H4325, a noise H7588 of their voice H6963 is uttered H5414 (8738):
 Because the spoiler H7703 (8802) is come H935 (8804) upon her, [even] upon Babylon H894, and her mighty men H1368 are taken H3920 (8738), every one of their bows H7198 is broken H2865 (8765): for the LORD H3068 God H410 of recompences H1578 shall surely H7999 (8763) requite H7999 (8762).
 And I will make drunk H7937 (8689) her princes H8269, and her wise H2450 [men], her captains H6346, and her rulers H5461, and her mighty men H1368: and they shall sleep H3462 (8804) a perpetual H5769 sleep H8142, and not wake H6974 (8686), saith H5002 (8803) the King H4428, whose name H8034 [is] the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635.
 Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635; The broad H7342 walls H2346 of Babylon H894 shall be utterly H6209 (8771) broken H6209 (8698), and her high H1364 gates H8179 shall be burned H3341 (8799) with fire H784; and the people H5971 shall labour H3021 (8799) in vain H7385, and the folk H3816 in H1767 the fire H784, and they shall be weary H3286 (8804).
 The word H1697 which Jeremiah H3414 the prophet H5030 commanded H6680 (8765) Seraiah H8304 the son H1121 of Neriah H5374, the son H1121 of Maaseiah H4271, when he went H3212 (8800) with Zedekiah H6667 the king H4428 of Judah H3063 into Babylon H894 in the fourth H7243 year H8141 of his reign H4427 (8800). And [this] Seraiah H8304 [was] a quiet H4496 prince H8269.
 So Jeremiah H3414 wrote H3789 (8799) in a H259 book H5612 all the evil H7451 that should come H935 (8799) upon Babylon H894, [even] all these words H1697 that are written H3789 (8803) against Babylon H894.
 And Jeremiah H3414 said H559 (8799) to Seraiah H8304, When thou comest H935 (8800) to Babylon H894, and shalt see H7200 (8804), and shalt read H7121 (8804) all these words H1697;
 Then shalt thou say H559 (8804), O LORD H3068, thou hast spoken H1696 (8765) against this place H4725, to cut it off H3772 (8687), that none shall remain H3427 (8802) in it, neither man H120 nor beast H929, but that it shall be desolate H8077 for ever H5769.
 And it shall be, when thou hast made an end H3615 (8763) of reading H7121 (8800) this book H5612, [that] thou shalt bind H7194 (8799) a stone H68 to it, and cast H7993 (8689) it into the midst H8432 of Euphrates H6578:
 And thou shalt say H559 (8804), Thus shall Babylon H894 sink H8257 (8799), and shall not rise H6965 (8799) from H6440 the evil H7451 that I will bring H935 (8688) upon her: and they shall be weary H3286 (8804). Thus far [are] the words H1697 of Jeremiah H3414.
Young’s Literal Translation
Jeremiah 51 (YLT)
 Thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am stirring up against Babylon, And the inhabitants of Leb-My withstanders, A destroying wind,
 And I have sent to Babylon fanners, And they have fanned it, and they empty its land, For they have been against it, Round about-in the day of evil.
 Let not the treader tread his bow, Nor lift himself up in his coat of mail, Nor have ye pity on her young men, Devote ye to destruction all her host.
 And fallen have the wounded in the land of the Chaldeans, And the pierced-through in her streets.
 For, not forsaken is Israel and Judah, By its God-by Jehovah of Hosts, For their land hath been full of guilt, Against the Holy One of Israel.
 Flee ye from the midst of Babylon, And deliver ye each his soul, Be not cut off in its iniquity, For a time of vengeance it is to Jehovah, Recompence He is rendering to her.
 A golden cup is Babylon in the hand of Jehovah, Making drunk all the earth, Of its wine drunk have nations, Therefore boast themselves do nations.
 Suddenly hath Babylon fallen, Yea, it is broken, howl ye for it, Take balm for her pain, if so be it may be healed.
 We healed Babylon, and she was not healed, Forsake her, and we go, each to his land, For come unto the heavens hath its judgment, And it hath been lifted up unto the clouds.
 Jehovah hath brought forth our righteousnesses, Come, and we recount in Zion the work of Jehovah our God.
 Cleanse ye the arrows, fill the shields, Stirred up hath Jehovah the spirit of the kings of Madia, For against Babylon His device is to destroy it, For the vengeance of Jehovah it is, The vengeance of His temple.
 Unto the walls of Babylon lift up an ensign, Strengthen the watch, Establish the watchers, prepare the ambush, For Jehovah hath both devised and done that which He spake, Concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
 O dweller on many waters, abundant in treasures, Come in hath thine end, the measure of thy dishonest gain.
 Sworn hath Jehovah of Hosts by Himself, That, Surely I have filled thee with men as the cankerworm, And they have cried against thee-shouting.
 The maker of earth by His power, The establisher of the world by His wisdom, Who by His understanding stretched out the heavens,
 At the voice He giveth forth, A multitude of waters are in the heavens, And He causeth vapours to come up from the end of the earth, Lightnings for rain He hath made, And He bringeth out wind from His treasures.
 Brutish hath been every man by knowledge, Put to shame hath been every refiner by a graven image, For false is his molten image, And there is no breath in them.
 Vanity are they-work of errors, In the time of their inspection they perish.
 Not like these is the portion of Jacob, For He is former of all things, And Israel is the rod of His inheritance, Jehovah of Hosts is His name.
 An axe art thou to me-weapons of war, And I have broken in pieces by thee nations, And I have destroyed by thee kingdoms,
 And I have broken in pieces by thee horse and its rider, And I have broken in pieces by thee chariot and its charioteer,
 And I have broken in pieces by thee man and woman, And I have broken in pieces by thee old and young, And I have broken in pieces by thee young man and virgin,
 And I have broken in pieces by thee shepherd and his drove, And I have broken in pieces by thee husbandman and his team, And I have broken in pieces by thee governors and prefects.
 And I have recompensed to Babylon, And to all inhabitants of Chaldea, All the evil that they have done in Zion, Before your eyes-an affirmation of Jehovah.
 Lo, I am against thee, O destroying mount, An affirmation of Jehovah, That is destroying all the earth, And I have stretched out My hand against thee, And I have rolled thee from the rocks, And given thee for a burnt mountain.
 And they take not out of thee a stone for a corner, And a stone for foundations, For desolations age-during art thou, An affirmation of Jehovah.
 Lift ye up an ensign in the land, Blow a trumpet among nations, Sanctify against it nations, Summon against it the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz, Appoint against it an infant head, Cause the horse to ascend as the rough cankerworm.
 Sanctify against it the nations with the kings of Media, Its governors and all its prefects, And all the land of its dominion.
 And shake doth the land, and it is pained, For stood against Babylon have the purposes of Jehovah, To make the land of Babylon a desolation without inhabitant.
 Ceased have the mighty of Babylon to fight, They have remained in strongholds, Failed hath their might, they have become woman, They have burnt her tabernacles, Broken have been her bars.
 Runner to meet runner doth run, And announcer to meet announcer, To announce to the king of Babylon, For, captured hath been his city-at the extremity.
 And the passages have been captured, And the reeds they have burnt with fire, And the men of war have been troubled.
 For thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, The daughter of Babylon is as a threshing-floor, The time of her threshing-yet a little, And come hath the time of her harvest.
 Devoured us, crushed us, hath Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, He hath set us as an empty vessel, He hath swallowed us as a dragon, He hath filled his belly with my dainties, He hath driven us away.
 My wrong, and that of my flesh is on Babylon, Say doth the inhabitant of Zion, And my blood is on the inhabitants of Chaldea, Say doth Jerusalem.
 Therefore, thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am pleading thy cause, And I have avenged thy vengeance, And dried up its sea, and made its fountains dry.
 And Babylon hath been for heaps, A habitation of dragons, An astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.
 Together as young lions they roar, They have shaken themselves as lions’ whelps.
 In their heat I make their banquets, And I have caused them to drink, so that they exult, And have slept a sleep age-during, And awake not-an affirmation of Jehovah.
 I cause them to go down as lambs to slaughter, As rams with he-goats.
 How hath Sheshach been captured, Yea, caught is the praise of the whole earth, How hath Babylon been for an astonishment among nations.
 Come up against Babylon hath the sea, With a multitude of its billows it hath been covered.
 Its cities have been for a desolation, A dry land, and a wilderness, A land-none doth dwell in them, Nor pass over into them doth a son of man.
 And I have seen after Bel in Babylon, And I have brought forth that which he swallowed-from his mouth, And flow no more unto him do nations, Also the wall of Babylon hath fallen.
 Go forth from its midst, O My people, And deliver ye, each his soul, Because of the fierceness of the anger of Jehovah,
 And lest your heart be tender, And ye be afraid of the report that is heard in the land, And come in a year hath the report, And after it in a year the report, And violence is in the land, ruler against ruler;
 Therefore, lo, days are coming, And I have seen after the graven images of Babylon. And all its land is ashamed, And all its pierced ones do fall in its midst.
 And cried aloud against Babylon Have heavens and earth, and all that is in them, For, from the north come to it do the spoilers, An affirmation of Jehovah.
 Even Babylon is to fall, ye pierced of Israel, Even they of Babylon have fallen, Ye pierced of all the earth.
 Ye escaped of the sword, go on, stand not, Remember ye from afar Jehovah, And let Jerusalem come up on your heart.
 We have been ashamed, for we heard reproach, Covered hath shame our faces, For come in have strangers, against the sanctuaries of the house of Jehovah.
 Therefore, lo, days are coming, An affirmation of Jehovah, And I have seen after its graven images, And in all its land groan doth the wounded.
 Because Babylon goeth up to the heavens, And because it fenceth the high place of its strength, From Me come into it do spoilers, An affirmation of Jehovah.
 A voice of a cry is from Babylon, And of great destruction from the land of the Chaldean.
 For Jehovah is spoiling Babylon, And hath destroyed out of it a great voice, And sounded have its billows as many waters, Given forth a noise hath their voice.
 For come in against it-against Babylon-hath a spoiler, And captured have been its mighty ones, Broken have been their bows, For the God of recompences- Jehovah-doth certainly repay.
 And I have caused its princes to drink, And its wise men, its governors, And its prefects, and its mighty ones, And they have slept a sleep age-during, And they awake not-an affirmation of the king, Jehovah of Hosts is His name.
 Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, the wall of Babylon- The broad one-is utterly made bare, And her high gates with fire are burnt, And peoples labour in vain, And nations in fire, and have been weary!
 The word that Jeremiah the prophet hath commanded Seraiah son of Neriah, son of Maaseiah, in his going with Zedekiah king of Judah to Babylon, in the fourth year of his reign-and Seraiah is a quiet prince;
 and Jeremiah writeth all the evil that cometh unto Babylon on one book-all these words that are written concerning Babylon.
 And Jeremiah saith unto Seraiah, ‘When thou dost enter Babylon, then thou hast seen, and hast read all these words,
 and hast said: Jehovah, Thou, Thou hast spoken concerning this place, to cut it off, that there is none dwelling in it, from man even unto cattle, for it is a desolation age-during.
 And it hath come to pass, when thou dost finish reading this book, thou dost bind to it a stone, and hast cast it into the midst of Phrat,
 and said, Thus sink doth Babylon, and it doth not arise, because of the evil that I am bringing in against it, and they have been weary.’ Hitherto are words of Jeremiah.