Jeremiah 51:2-12 NIV

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 destroya 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,bfatally 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 landc 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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          8 Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken. Wail over her! Get balm for her pain; perhaps she can be healed.

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          9 “ ‘We would have healed Babylon, but she cannot be healed; let us leave her and each go to our own land, for her judgment reaches to the skies, it rises as high as the heavens.’

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          10 “ ‘The LORD has vindicated us; come, let us tell in Zion what the LORD our God has done.’

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          11 “Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields! The LORD has stirred up the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon. The LORD will take vengeance, vengeance for his temple.

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          12 Lift up a banner against the walls of Babylon! Reinforce the guard, station the watchmen, prepare an ambush! The LORD will carry out his purpose, his decree against the people of Babylon.

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