1Thussays the LORD: "Behold, I am going to arouseagainstBabylon And against the inhabitants of aLeb-kamaibThe 1spirit of a destroyer.
"I will dispatchcforeigners to Babylon that they may 2winnow her And may devastate her land; For on everyside they will be opposed to her In the day of her calamity.
"dLet not ehim who f3bends his bowgbend it, hNor let him rise up in his 4scale-armor; So do not spare her youngmen; Devoteall her army to destruction.
"They will falldownislain in the land of the Chaldeans, And 5piercedthrough in their streets."
For 6neitherIsraelnorJudah has been jforsaken By his God, the LORD of hosts, Although their land is 7full of guiltkBefore the HolyOne of Israel.
68Flee from the midst of Babylon, And each of you save his life! Do not be l9destroyed in her mpunishment, For this is the 10LORD'Stime of vengeance; He is going to 11renderrecompense to her.