"You are my war club,1 my weapon for battle-- with you I shatter2 nations,3 with you I destroy kingdoms,
with you I shatter horse and rider,4 with you I shatter chariot5 and driver,
with you I shatter man and woman, with you I shatter old man and youth, with you I shatter young man and maiden,623
with you I shatter shepherd and flock, with you I shatter farmer and oxen, with you I shatter governors and officials.724
"Before your eyes I will repay8 Babylon9 and all who live in Babyloniaa for all the wrong they have done in Zion," declares the LORD.
"I am against10 you, O destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,"11 declares the LORD. "I will stretch out my hand12 against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain.1326
No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate14 forever," declares the LORD.
"Lift up a banner15 in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms:16 Ararat,17 Minni and Ashkenaz.18 Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.1928
Prepare the nations for battle against her-- the kings of the Medes,20 their governors and all their officials, and all the countries they rule.2129
The land trembles22 and writhes, for the LORD's purposes23 against Babylon stand-- to lay waste24 the land of Babylon so that no one will live there.2530
Babylon's warriors26 have stopped fighting; they remain in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become like women.27 Her dwellings are set on fire;28 the bars29 of her gates are broken.