ADONAI says this: "Against Bavel and those living in Lev-Kamai I will stir up a destructive wind.
Against Bavel I will send foreigners to winnow her and leave her land empty. They will besiege her from every side on the day of disaster.
Let the archer draw his bow, let him flaunt his coat of mail; do not spare her young men, completely destroy her whole army.
In the land of the Kasdim the slain will fall, those thrust through [by the sword] in her streets.
Isra'el and Y'hudah are not left widowed of their God, ADONAI-Tzva'ot; but the land of [the Kasdim] is full of guilt before the Holy One of Isra'el."
Flee from Bavel, let each one save his life! Don't perish because of her guilt. For the time has come for the vengeance of ADONAI; he will repay her what she deserves.