Jeremiah 51:20-30 (New International Version)

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20 "You are my war club,1 my weapon for battle-- with you I shatter2 nations,3 with you I destroy kingdoms, 21 with you I shatter horse and rider,4 with you I shatter chariot5 and driver, 22 with you I shatter man and woman, with you I shatter old man and youth, with you I shatter young man and maiden,6 23 with you I shatter shepherd and flock, with you I shatter farmer and oxen, with you I shatter governors and officials.7 24 "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. 25 "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.13 26 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. 27 "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.19 28 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.21 29 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.25 30 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.
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