Babylon,1 the jewel of kingdoms,2 the glory3 of the Babylonians'a pride, will be overthrown4 by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.520
She will never be inhabited6 or lived in through all generations; no Arab7 will pitch his tent there, no shepherd will rest his flocks there.
But desert creatures8 will lie there, jackals9 will fill her houses; there the owls10 will dwell, and there the wild goats11 will leap about.
Hyenas12 will howl in her strongholds,13 jackals14 in her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand,15 and her days will not be prolonged.16