Jeremiah 51:37-47 NIV

37 Babylon will be a heap of ruins, a haunt1 of jackals, an object of horror and scorn,2 a place where no one lives.3

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38 Her people all roar like young lions,4 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,5 so that they shout with laughter-- then sleep forever6 and not awake," declares the LORD.7

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      40 "I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and goats.8

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      41 "How Sheshacha9 will be captured,10 the boast of the whole earth seized! What a horror11 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 waves12 will cover her.

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          43 Her towns will be desolate, a dry and desert13 land, a land where no one lives, through which no man travels.14

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              44 I will punish Bel15 in Babylon and make him spew out16 what he has swallowed. The nations will no longer stream to him. And the wall17 of Babylon will fall.

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                  45 "Come out18 of her, my people! Run19 for your lives! Run from the fierce anger20 of the LORD.

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                      46 Do not lose heart21 or be afraid22 when rumors23 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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                      47 For the time will surely come when I will punish the idols24 of Babylon; her whole land will be disgraced25 and her slain will all lie fallen within her.26

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