The word that the LORDspake against Babylon and against the land of the ChaldeansbyaJeremiah the prophet.2Declare ye among the nations, and publish , and set upb a standard;publish , and conceal not: say , Babylon is taken , Bel is confounded , Merodach is broken in pieces ; her idols are confounded , her images are broken in pieces .
For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her landdesolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove , they shall depart , both man and beast.4
In those days, and in that time,saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come , they and the children of Judahtogether,going and weeping : they shall go , and seek the LORD their God.5
They shall ask the way to Zion with their facesthitherward, saying, Come , and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetualcovenant that shall not be forgotten .
My people hath been lostsheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray , they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.c