"I am against3 you, O destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,"4 declares the LORD. "I will stretch out my hand5 against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain.6
"Lift up a banner8 in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms:9 Ararat,10 Minni and Ashkenaz.11 Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.12
Babylon's warriors19 have stopped fighting; they remain in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become like women.20 Her dwellings are set on fire;21 the bars22 of her gates are broken.
"Nebuchadnezzar31 king of Babylon has devoured32 us,33 he has thrown us into confusion, he has made us an empty jar. Like a serpent he has swallowed us and filled his stomach with our delicacies, and then has spewed34 us out.