Jeremiah 51:39-49 NIV

39 But while they are aroused, I will set out a feast for them and make them drunk,1 so that they shout with laughter-- then sleep forever2 and not awake," declares the LORD.3

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      40 "I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and goats.4

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      41 "How Sheshacha5 will be captured,6 the boast of the whole earth seized! What a horror7 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 waves8 will cover her.

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          43 Her towns will be desolate, a dry and desert9 land, a land where no one lives, through which no man travels.10

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              44 I will punish Bel11 in Babylon and make him spew out12 what he has swallowed. The nations will no longer stream to him. And the wall13 of Babylon will fall.

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                  45 "Come out14 of her, my people! Run15 for your lives! Run from the fierce anger16 of the LORD.

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                      46 Do not lose heart17 or be afraid18 when rumors19 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 idols20 of Babylon; her whole land will be disgraced21 and her slain will all lie fallen within her.22

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                      48 Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout23 for joy over Babylon, for out of the north24 destroyers25 will attack her," declares the LORD.

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                          49 "Babylon must fall because of Israel's slain, just as the slain in all the earth have fallen because of Babylon.26

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