Jeremiah 51:45-55 NIV

45 "Come out1 of her, my people! Run2 for your lives! Run from the fierce anger3 of the LORD.

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      46 Do not lose heart4 or be afraid5 when rumors6 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 idols7 of Babylon; her whole land will be disgraced8 and her slain will all lie fallen within her.9

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      48 Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout10 for joy over Babylon, for out of the north11 destroyers12 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.13

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          50 You who have escaped the sword, leave14 and do not linger! Remember15 the LORD in a distant land,16 and think on Jerusalem."

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              51 "We are disgraced,17 for we have been insulted and shame covers our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD's house."18

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              52 "But days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will punish her idols,19 and throughout her land the wounded will groan.20

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                  53 Even if Babylon reaches the sky21 and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers22 against her," declares the LORD.

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                  54 "The sound of a cry23 comes from Babylon, the sound of great destruction24 from the land of the Babylonians.a

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                    • h 51:54 - Or "Chaldeans"
                      55 The LORD will destroy Babylon; he will silence25 her noisy din. Waves26 [of enemies] will rage like great waters; the roar of their voices will resound.

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