Je 50:1The word which Jehovah spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, through Jeremiah the prophet:

Je 50:2Declare among the nations and proclaim; / Lift up a banner, proclaim it. / Do not conceal it, but say, / Babylon is captured; / Bel is put to shame; / Merodach is shattered; / Her images are put to shame; / Her idols are dismayed.

Je 50:3For a nation has come up against her from the north; / It will make her land a waste, / And there will be no inhabitant in it; / Both man and beast have fled; they are gone away.

Je 50:4In those days and at that time, declares Jehovah, / The children of Israel will come, / Both they and the children of Judah together; / They will go along with weeping as they go, / And they will seek Jehovah their God.

Je 50:5They will ask for the way to Zion / With their faces toward it, saying: / Come and let us join ourselves to Jehovah / In an eternal covenant that will not be forgotten.

Je 50:6My people are lost sheep; / Their shepherds have led them astray; / They have made them turn aside on the mountains; / They have gone from mountain to hill; / They have forgotten their resting place.

Je 50:7All who found them have devoured them, / And their adversaries have said, We are not guilty, / Because they have sinned against Jehovah, / The habitation of righteousness, / Even Jehovah, the hope of their fathers.

Je 50:8Flee from the midst of Babylon, / And go out from the land of the Chaldeans, / And be as male goats / Before the flock.

Je 50:9For I am about to stir up and bring up against Babylon / An assembly of great nations from the land of the north; / And they will set themselves in array against her, / And she will be taken captive from there. / Their arrows will be like those of an expert mighty man; / None will return empty-handed.

Je 50:10And Chaldea will become spoil; / All those who spoil her will be satisfied, declares Jehovah.

Je 50:11Because you rejoiced, because you exulted, / O you who plunder My inheritance, / Because you spring about as a threshing heifer, / And you neigh like stallions,

Je 50:12Your mother has been greatly ashamed; / She who bore you has become a reproach: / Indeed, she has become the last of the nations, / A wilderness, a dry land and a desert.

Je 50:13Because of the wrath of Jehovah she will not be inhabited, / But she will become a complete desolation; / For every one who passes by Babylon will be astonished / And will hiss at all her wounds.

Je 50:14Set yourselves in array against Babylon all around, / All those who bend the bow; / Shoot at her; spare no arrow; / Because she has sinned against Jehovah;

Je 50:15Raise a shout against her all around. / She has surrendered; her buttresses have fallen, / Her walls have been torn down; / For this is the vengeance of Jehovah: / Take vengeance on her; / As she has done, so do to her.

Je 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, / And the one who handles a sickle in the time of harvest; / Because of the sword of the oppressor / Each one will turn to his people, / And each one flee to his own land.

Je 50:17Israel is a scattered sheep;Lions have driven him away.
First the king of Assyria devoured him, and last this Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has gnawed his bones.

Je 50:18Therefore thus says Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I punished the king of Assyria.

Je 50:19And I will bring Israel back to his habitation, / And he will feed on Carmel and Bashan, / And in the hill country of Ephraim and in Gilead / His soul will be satisfied.

Je 50:20In those days and at that time, declares Jehovah, / The iniquity of Israel will be sought, but there will be none; / And the sin of Judah, but it will not be found; / For I will forgive those whom I will leave as a remnant.

Je 50:21Go up against her, against the land of Merathaim / And against the inhabitants of Pekod. / Desolate and utterly destroy them, declares Jehovah, / And do according to all that I commanded you.

Je 50:22The sound of war is in the land, / And great destruction.

Je 50:23How the hammer of the whole earth / Is cut down and broken! / How Babylon has become an astonishment / Among the nations!

Je 50:24I have set a snare for you, and you also have been taken captive, / O Babylon, and you did not know; / You were found, and you also were seized, / Because you engaged in war with Jehovah.

Je 50:25Jehovah has opened His armory / And has brought out the weapons of His wrath, / For this is the work of the Lord Jehovah of hosts / Against the land of the Chaldeans.

Je 50:26Come against her from every side; / Open her granaries. / Pile her up like heaps; / Destroy her utterly; / Let nothing of her remain.

Je 50:27Slay all her oxen; / Let them go down to slaughter. / Woe to them, for their day has come, / The time of their punishment.

Je 50:28There is a sound of those who flee and escape / From the land of Babylon, / To declare in Zion / The vengeance of Jehovah our God, / The vengeance for His temple.

Je 50:29Summon archers against Babylon, / All those who bend the bow. / Encamp against her all around; / Let there be no escape. / Recompense her according to her work; / According to all that she has done, so do to her. / For she has acted proudly against Jehovah, / Against the Holy One of Israel.

Je 50:30Therefore her young men will fall in her open squares, / And all her men of war will be silenced in that day, / Declares Jehovah.

Je 50:31Indeed, I am against you, O Pride, / Declares the Lord Jehovah of hosts; / For your day has come, / The time that I punish you.

Je 50:32And Pride will stumble and fall, / And there will be no one to raise him up. / And I will kindle a fire in his cities, / And it will devour all that is around him.

Je 50:33Thus says Jehovah of hosts, / The children of Israel / And the children of Judah are oppressed together; / And all who took them captive held them fast; / They refused to let them go.

Je 50:34Their Redeemer is strong; / Jehovah of hosts is His name. / He will surely plead their cause, / That He may give rest to the land / But trouble to the inhabitants of Babylon.

Je 50:35The sword is against the Chaldeans, declares Jehovah, / And against the inhabitants of Babylon / And against her princes and against her wise men.

Je 50:36The sword is against the liars, and they will become fools; / The sword is against her mighty men, and they will be dismayed.

Je 50:37The sword is against their horses and against their chariots / And against all the mingled people who are in her midst, / And they will become like women. / The sword is against her treasuries, / And they will be plundered.

Je 50:38Drought is upon her waters, / And they will dry up; / For it is a land of graven images, / And they are mad over terrifying idols.

Je 50:39Therefore desert animals will dwell there with hyenas, / And ostriches will dwell in her. / It will not be inhabited forever; / It will not be dwelt in from generation to generation.

Je 50:40As when God overthrew Sodom / And Gomorrah with its neighbors, / Declares Jehovah, / So no one will dwell there; / Nor will a son of man sojourn in it.

Je 50:41A people is now coming from the north, / And a great nation and many kings / Are stirring from the uttermost parts of the earth.

Je 50:42They grasp bow and spear; / They are cruel and have no mercy. / Their voice roars like the sea, / And they ride upon horses, / Set in array as a man for battle / Against you, O daughter of Babylon.

Je 50:43The king of Babylon has heard the report about them, / And his hands are feeble; / Distress has seized him, / Pain like a woman in childbirth.

Je 50:44Indeed, one will come up like a lion / From the majesty of the Jordan against a secure habitation; / For I will suddenly make them run away from her; / And whoever is chosen I will appoint over her. / For who is like Me? And who can appoint Me a time? / And who is that shepherd who can stand before Me?

Je 50:45Therefore hear the counsel of Jehovah, / Which He purposed against Babylon, / And His thoughts, which He has thought / Against the land of the Chaldeans: / Surely they will drag them off, the little ones of the flock; / Surely He will make their habitation a desolation because of them.

Je 50:46At the sound of Babylon being seized / The earth trembles, / And a cry is heard among the nations.

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