Jeremiah 51:1-7 NIV

1 This is what the LORD says: “See, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer against Babylon and the people of Leb Kamai.

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    • Ò 51:1 - "Leb Kamai" is a cryptogram for Chaldea, that is, Babylonia.
      2 I will send foreigners to Babylon to winnow her and to devastate her land; they will oppose her on every side in the day of her disaster.

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      3 Let not the archer string his bow, nor let him put on his armor. Do not spare her young men; completely destroy her army.

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        • Ó 51:3 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
          4 They will fall down slain in Babylon,fatally wounded in her streets.

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          5 For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the LORD Almighty, though their land is full of guilt before the Holy One of Israel.

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            • Õ 51:5 - Or "Almighty," / "and the land of the Babylonians"
              6 “Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the LORD’s vengeance; he will repay her what she deserves.

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              7 Babylon was a gold cup in the LORD’s hand; she made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; therefore they have now gone mad.

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