This is what the LORD says: "I will stir up a destroyer against Babylon and the people of Babylonia. a2
Foreigners will come and winnow her, blowing her away as chaff. They will come from every side to rise against her in her day of trouble.
Don't let the archers put on their armor or draw their bows. No one will be spared! Young and old alike will be completely destroyed. b4
They will fall dead in the land of the Babylonians, c slashed to death in her streets.
For the LORD Almighty has not forsaken Israel and Judah. He is still their God, even though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel."
Flee from Babylon! Save yourselves! Don't get trapped in her punishment! It is the LORD's time for vengeance; he will fully repay her.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)