Jeremiah 51:40-50 NIV

40 "I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and goats.1

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41 "How Sheshacha2 will be captured,3 the boast of the whole earth seized! What a horror4 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 waves5 will cover her.

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      43 Her towns will be desolate, a dry and desert6 land, a land where no one lives, through which no man travels.7

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          44 I will punish Bel8 in Babylon and make him spew out9 what he has swallowed. The nations will no longer stream to him. And the wall10 of Babylon will fall.

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              45 "Come out11 of her, my people! Run12 for your lives! Run from the fierce anger13 of the LORD.

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                  46 Do not lose heart14 or be afraid15 when rumors16 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 idols17 of Babylon; her whole land will be disgraced18 and her slain will all lie fallen within her.19

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                  48 Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout20 for joy over Babylon, for out of the north21 destroyers22 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.23

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                      50 You who have escaped the sword, leave24 and do not linger! Remember25 the LORD in a distant land,26 and think on Jerusalem."

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