Jeremiah 51:47-57 NIV

47 For the time will surely come when I will punish the idols1 of Babylon; her whole land will be disgraced2 and her slain will all lie fallen within her.3

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48 Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout4 for joy over Babylon, for out of the north5 destroyers6 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.7

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      50 You who have escaped the sword, leave8 and do not linger! Remember9 the LORD in a distant land,10 and think on Jerusalem."

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          51 "We are disgraced,11 for we have been insulted and shame covers our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD's house."12

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          52 "But days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will punish her idols,13 and throughout her land the wounded will groan.14

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              53 Even if Babylon reaches the sky15 and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers16 against her," declares the LORD.

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              54 "The sound of a cry17 comes from Babylon, the sound of great destruction18 from the land of the Babylonians.a

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                • h 51:54 - Or "Chaldeans"
                  55 The LORD will destroy Babylon; he will silence19 her noisy din. Waves20 [of enemies] will rage like great waters; the roar of their voices will resound.

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                  56 A destroyer21 will come against Babylon; her warriors will be captured, and their bows will be broken.22 For the LORD is a God of retribution; he will repay23 in full.

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                      57 I will make her officials24 and wise25 men drunk,26 her governors, officers and warriors as well; they will sleep27 forever and not awake," declares the King,28 whose name is the LORD Almighty.

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