"I am against1 you, O destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,"2 declares the LORD. "I will stretch out my hand3 against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain.4
"Lift up a banner6 in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms:7 Ararat,8 Minni and Ashkenaz.9 Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.10
Babylon's warriors17 have stopped fighting; they remain in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become like women.18 Her dwellings are set on fire;19 the bars20 of her gates are broken.
"Nebuchadnezzar29 king of Babylon has devoured30 us,31 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 spewed32 us out.