Jeremiah 51:27-37 NIV

27 “Lift up a banner in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms: Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz. Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.

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      28 Prepare the nations for battle against her— the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their officials, and all the countries they rule.

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          29 The land trembles and writhes, for the LORD’s purposes against Babylon stand— to lay waste the land of Babylon so that no one will live there.

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          30 Babylon’s warriors have stopped fighting; they remain in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become weaklings. Her dwellings are set on fire; the bars of her gates are broken.

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          31 One courier follows another and messenger follows messenger to announce to the king of Babylon that his entire city is captured,

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          32 the river crossings seized, the marshes set on fire, and the soldiers terrified.”

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          33 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Daughter Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time it is trampled; the time to harvest her will soon come.”

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          34 “Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured us, 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 spewed us out.

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          35 May the violence done to our flesha be on Babylon,” say the inhabitants of Zion. “May our blood be on those who live in Babylonia,” says Jerusalem.

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            • × 51:35 - Or "done to us and to our children"
              36 Therefore this is what the LORD says: “See, I will defend your cause and avenge you; I will dry up her sea and make her springs dry.

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              37 Babylon will be a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, an object of horror and scorn, a place where no one lives.

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