"Lift up a banner1 in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms:2 Ararat,3 Minni and Ashkenaz.4 Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.5
Babylon's warriors12 have stopped fighting; they remain in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become like women.13 Her dwellings are set on fire;14 the bars15 of her gates are broken.
"Nebuchadnezzar24 king of Babylon has devoured25 us,26 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 spewed27 us out.