"Lift up a banner2 in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms:3 Ararat,4 Minni and Ashkenaz.5 Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.6
Babylon's warriors13 have stopped fighting; they remain in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become like women.14 Her dwellings are set on fire;15 the bars16 of her gates are broken.
"Nebuchadnezzar25 king of Babylon has devoured26 us,27 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 spewed28 us out.