"A sword1 against the Babylonians!"2 declares the LORD-- "against those who live in Babylon and against her officials and wise3 men!
A sword against her false prophets! They will become fools. A sword against her warriors!4 They will be filled with terror.537
A sword against her horses and chariots6 and all the foreigners in her ranks! They will become women.7 A sword against her treasures!8 They will be plundered.
A drought ona her waters!9 They will dry10 up. For it is a land of idols,11 idols that will go mad with terror.
"So desert creatures12 and hyenas will live there, and there the owl will dwell. It will never again be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation.1340
As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah14 along with their neighboring towns," declares the LORD, "so no one will live there; no man will dwell in it.15