This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "The Daughter of Babylon1 is like a threshing floor2 at the time it is trampled; the time to harvest3 her will soon come.4"
"Nebuchadnezzar5 king of Babylon has devoured6 us,7 he has thrown us into confusion, he has made us an empty jar. Like a serpent he has swallowed us and filled his stomach with our delicacies, and then has spewed8 us out.
May the violence9 done to our flesha be upon Babylon," say the inhabitants of Zion. "May our blood be on those who live in Babylonia," says Jerusalem.1036
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "See, I will defend your cause11 and avenge12 you; I will dry up13 her sea and make her springs dry.