For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor At the time it is stamped firm; Yet in a little while the time of harvest will come for her."
"Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured me and crushed me, He has set me down like an empty vessel; He has swallowed me like a monster, He has filled his stomach with my delicacies; He has washed me away.
"May the violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon," The inhabitant of Zion will say; And, "May my blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea," Jerusalem will say.
Therefore thus says the LORD , "Behold, I am going to plead your case And exact full vengeance for you; And I will dry up her sea And make her fountain dry.
"Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants.