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Jeremiah 51:1-7 (English Standard Version)

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The Utter Destruction of Babylon

1 Thus says the LORD: "Behold, I will stir up 1the spirit of a destroyer against Babylon, against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai,a 2 and I will send to Babylon winnowers, and 2they shall winnow her, and they shall empty her land, when they come against her from every side 3on the day of trouble. 3 4Let not the archer bend his bow, and let him not stand up in his armor. Spare not her young men; 5devote to destructionb all her army. 4 They shall fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans, 6and wounded in her streets. 5 7For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the LORD of hosts, but the land of the Chaldeansc is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel. 6 8"Flee from the midst of Babylon; let every one save his life! 9Be not cut off in her punishment, 10for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance, the repayment he is rendering her. 7 Babylon was 11a golden cup in the LORD's hand, 12making all the earth drunken; 13the nations drank of her wine; therefore the nations went mad.
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