This entire land will become a desolate wasteland. Israel and her neighboring lands will serve the king of Babylon for seventy years.
"Then, after the seventy years of captivity are over, I will punish the king of Babylon and his people for their sins, says the LORD. I will make the country of the Babylonians a an everlasting wasteland.
I will bring upon them all the terrors I have promised in this book -- all the penalties announced by Jeremiah against the nations.
Many nations and great kings will enslave the Babylonians, just as they enslaved my people. I will punish them in proportion to the suffering they cause my people."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)