Jeremiah 50:21-32 NIV

21 "Attack the land of Merathaim and those who live in Pekod.1 Pursue, kill and completely destroya them," declares the LORD. "Do everything I have commanded you.

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    • c 50:21 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verse 26.
      22 The noise2 of battle is in the land, the noise of great destruction!

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      23 How broken and shattered is the hammer3 of the whole earth!4 How desolate5 is Babylon among the nations!

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      24 I set a trap6 for you, O Babylon, and you were caught before you knew it; you were found and captured7 because you opposed8 the LORD.

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      25 The LORD has opened his arsenal and brought out the weapons9 of his wrath, for the Sovereign LORD Almighty has work to do in the land of the Babylonians.10

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      26 Come against her from afar.11 Break open her granaries; pile her up like heaps of grain.12 Completely destroy13 her and leave her no remnant.

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      27 Kill all her young bulls;14 let them go down to the slaughter!15 Woe to them! For their day16 has come, the time17 for them to be punished.

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      28 Listen to the fugitives18 and refugees from Babylon declaring in Zion19 how the LORD our God has taken vengeance,20 vengeance for his temple.21

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          29 "Summon archers against Babylon, all those who draw the bow.22 Encamp all around her; let no one escape.23 Repay24 her for her deeds;25 do to her as she has done. For she has defied26 the LORD, the Holy One27 of Israel.

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          30 Therefore, her young men28 will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day," declares the LORD.

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          31 "See, I am against29 you, O arrogant one," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty, "for your day30 has come, the time for you to be punished.

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          32 The arrogant31 one will stumble and fall32 and no one will help her up;33 I will kindle a fire34 in her towns that will consume all who are around her."

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