For I will stir3 up and bring against Babylon an alliance of great nations4 from the land of the north.5 They will take up their positions against her, and from the north she will be captured.6 Their arrows7 will be like skilled warriors who do not return empty-handed.
Shout19 against her on every side! She surrenders, her towers fall, her walls20 are torn down. Since this is the vengeance21 of the LORD, take vengeance on her; do to her22 as she has done to others.23
In those days, at that time," declares the LORD, "search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none,40 and for the sins41 of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive42 the remnant43 I spare.