Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midsta of them that rise up against me, a destroyingwind;2
And will send unto Babylonfanners , that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.3
Against him that bendeth let the archerbend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.4
Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.5
For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.6
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'Svengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.