With thee also will I break in piecesman and woman; and with thee will I break in piecesold and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;23
I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in piecescaptains and rulers.24
And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight,saith the LORD.25
Behold, I am against thee, O destroyingmountain,saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burntmountain.26
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolatea for ever,saith the LORD.27
Set ye up a standard in the land,blow the trumpet among the nations,prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat,Minni, and Ashchenaz;appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the roughcaterpillers.28Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.29
And the land shall tremble and sorrow : for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant .
The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight , they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed ; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken .
One post shall run to meetanother , and one messenger to meetanother , to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,32
And that the passages are stopped , and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted .