That whole area will be an empty desert, and these nations will be slaves of the king of Babylon for seventy years.
"But when the seventy years have passed, I will punish the king of Babylon and his entire nation for their evil," says the Lord. "I will make that land a desert forever.
I will make happen all the terrible things I said about Babylonia -- everything Jeremiah prophesied about all those foreign nations, the warnings written in this book.
Even the Babylonians will have to serve many nations and many great kings. I will give them the punishment they deserve for all their own hands have done."