I'll lead them off like lambs for slaughter, like rams and goats.
How Sheshach has been defeated, the pride of the whole earth taken captive! How Babylon has become a wasteland among the nations!
The sea has risen over Babylon; its pounding waves overwhelm her.
Her towns are devastated; her land is scorched and barren, a place where no one lives or dares to pass through.
I will punish Bel in Babylon; I will force him to vomit what he's consumed. Then nations will no longer stream to him, and Babylon's walls will collapse!
Get out of Babylon, my people! Run for your lives from the LORD's fierce anger.
Don't be distracted or frightened by the rumors you hear in the land. Sometimes you hear one thing and another time something else: rumors of violence and uprisings.
The time is coming when I will deal with Babylon's idols; the whole land will be disgraced, and her wounded will fall in her midst.
Then all creation will rejoice over Babylon, because out of the north destroying armies will come to attack her, declares the LORD.
Babylon must fall for the dead in Israel, as the dead of all the earth have fallen to Babylon.
You survivors of war, leave now; don't delay! Remember the LORD, from a faraway land. Keep Jerusalem alive in your hearts.