The word that the LORD spoke concerning 1Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, 2by Jeremiah the prophet:
"Declare among the nations and proclaim, set up a banner and proclaim, conceal it not, and say: 3'Babylon is taken, 4Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed. 5Her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed.'
"For 6out of the north a nation has come up against her, 7which shall make her land a desolation, and none shall dwell in it; 8both man and beast shall flee away.
49"In those days and in that time, declares the LORD, 10the people of Israel and the people of Judah shall come together, 11weeping as they come, and they 12shall seek the LORD their God.
513They shall ask the way to Zion, with faces turned toward it, 14saying, 'Come, let us join ourselves to the LORD in an 15everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.'
616"My people have been lost sheep. 17Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone. They have forgotten their fold.