Jeremiah 51:36-46 NIV

36 Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "See, I will defend your cause1 and avenge2 you; I will dry up3 her sea and make her springs dry.

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37 Babylon will be a heap of ruins, a haunt4 of jackals, an object of horror and scorn,5 a place where no one lives.6

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38 Her people all roar like young lions,7 they growl like lion cubs.

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39 But while they are aroused, I will set out a feast for them and make them drunk,8 so that they shout with laughter-- then sleep forever9 and not awake," declares the LORD.10

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      40 "I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and goats.11

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      41 "How Sheshacha12 will be captured,13 the boast of the whole earth seized! What a horror14 Babylon will be among the nations!

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        • g 51:41 - "Sheshach" is a cryptogram for Babylon.
          42 The sea will rise over Babylon; its roaring waves15 will cover her.

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          43 Her towns will be desolate, a dry and desert16 land, a land where no one lives, through which no man travels.17

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              44 I will punish Bel18 in Babylon and make him spew out19 what he has swallowed. The nations will no longer stream to him. And the wall20 of Babylon will fall.

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                  45 "Come out21 of her, my people! Run22 for your lives! Run from the fierce anger23 of the LORD.

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                      46 Do not lose heart24 or be afraid25 when rumors26 are heard in the land; one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler.

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