Jeremiah 51:1-6 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Thus says the LORD : "Behold, I am going to arouse against Babylon And against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai The spirit of a destroyer. 1 This is what the LORD says: "See, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer against Babylon and the people of Leb Kamai.
2 "I will dispatch foreigners to Babylon that they may winnow her And may devastate her land ; For on every side they will be opposed to her In the day of her calamity. 2 I will send foreigners to Babylon to winnow her and to devastate her land; they will oppose her on every side in the day of her disaster.
3 "Let not him who bends his bow bend it, Nor let him rise up in his scale-armor ; So do not spare her young men ; Devote all her army to destruction. 3 Let not the archer string his bow, nor let him put on his armor. Do not spare her young men; completely destroy her army.
4 "They will fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans, And pierced through in their streets." 4 They will fall down slain in Babylon, fatally wounded in her streets.
5 For neither Israel nor Judah has been forsaken By his God, the LORD of hosts, Although their land is full of guilt Before the Holy One of Israel. 5 For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the LORD Almighty, though their land is full of guilt before the Holy One of Israel.
6 Flee from the midst of Babylon, And each of you save his life ! Do not be destroyed in her punishment, For this is the LORD'S time of vengeance ; He is going to render recompense to her. 6 "Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the LORD's vengeance; he will pay her what she deserves.