Jeremiah 50:24-34 NIV

24 I set a trap1 for you, O Babylon, and you were caught before you knew it; you were found and captured2 because you opposed3 the LORD.

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25 The LORD has opened his arsenal and brought out the weapons4 of his wrath, for the Sovereign LORD Almighty has work to do in the land of the Babylonians.5

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26 Come against her from afar.6 Break open her granaries; pile her up like heaps of grain.7 Completely destroy8 her and leave her no remnant.

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27 Kill all her young bulls;9 let them go down to the slaughter!10 Woe to them! For their day11 has come, the time12 for them to be punished.

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28 Listen to the fugitives13 and refugees from Babylon declaring in Zion14 how the LORD our God has taken vengeance,15 vengeance for his temple.16

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      29 "Summon archers against Babylon, all those who draw the bow.17 Encamp all around her; let no one escape.18 Repay19 her for her deeds;20 do to her as she has done. For she has defied21 the LORD, the Holy One22 of Israel.

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      30 Therefore, her young men23 will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day," declares the LORD.

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      31 "See, I am against24 you, O arrogant one," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty, "for your day25 has come, the time for you to be punished.

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      32 The arrogant26 one will stumble and fall27 and no one will help her up;28 I will kindle a fire29 in her towns that will consume all who are around her."

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      33 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "The people of Israel are oppressed,30 and the people of Judah as well. All their captors hold them fast, refusing to let them go.31

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      34 Yet their Redeemer32 is strong; the LORD Almighty33 is his name. He will vigorously defend their cause34 so that he may bring rest35 to their land, but unrest to those who live in Babylon.

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