Jeremiah 51:34-44 NIV

34 "Nebuchadnezzar1 king of Babylon has devoured2 us,3 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 spewed4 us out.

References for Jeremiah 51:34

35 May the violence5 done to our flesha be upon Babylon," say the inhabitants of Zion. "May our blood be on those who live in Babylonia," says Jerusalem.6

References for Jeremiah 51:35

    • f 51:35 - Or "done to us and to our children"
      36 Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "See, I will defend your cause7 and avenge8 you; I will dry up9 her sea and make her springs dry.

      References for Jeremiah 51:36

      37 Babylon will be a heap of ruins, a haunt10 of jackals, an object of horror and scorn,11 a place where no one lives.12

      References for Jeremiah 51:37

      38 Her people all roar like young lions,13 they growl like lion cubs.

      References for Jeremiah 51:38

      39 But while they are aroused, I will set out a feast for them and make them drunk,14 so that they shout with laughter-- then sleep forever15 and not awake," declares the LORD.16

      References for Jeremiah 51:39

          40 "I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and goats.17

          References for Jeremiah 51:40

          41 "How Sheshachb18 will be captured,19 the boast of the whole earth seized! What a horror20 Babylon will be among the nations!

          References for Jeremiah 51:41

            • g 51:41 - "Sheshach" is a cryptogram for Babylon.
              42 The sea will rise over Babylon; its roaring waves21 will cover her.

              References for Jeremiah 51:42

              43 Her towns will be desolate, a dry and desert22 land, a land where no one lives, through which no man travels.23

              References for Jeremiah 51:43

                  44 I will punish Bel24 in Babylon and make him spew out25 what he has swallowed. The nations will no longer stream to him. And the wall26 of Babylon will fall.

                  References for Jeremiah 51:44