Je 51:1Thus says Jehovah,
I will stir up against Babylon and against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai / A destroying wind.

Je 51:2And I will send strangers against Babylon, and they will winnow her, / And they will empty her land / When they come against her from every side / In the evil day.

Je 51:3Against him who bends, let the archer bend his bow, / And against him who stands up in his armor; / And do not spare her young men, / But utterly destroy all her army.

Je 51:4And they will fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans / And pierced through in her streets.

Je 51:5For neither Israel nor Judah is forsaken / By his God, by Jehovah of hosts; / But their land is full of guilt / Against the Holy One of Israel.

Je 51:6Flee from the midst of Babylon, / And let each man save his life; / Do not be cut off in her iniquity; / For this is a time of vengeance to Jehovah; / He will give full recompense to her.

Je 51:7Babylon has been a golden cup in Jehovah’s hand / That has made all the earth drunk. / The nations have drunk of her wine; / Therefore the nations have become mad.

Je 51:8Suddenly Babylon has fallen and become broken; / Howl over her; / Take balm for her pain, / If perhaps she may be healed.

Je 51:9We tried to heal Babylon, but she is not healed; / Forsake her, and let each one of us go to his own land; / For her judgment has reached to heaven / And has been lifted up to the clouds.

Je 51:10Jehovah has brought forth our righteousnesses; / Come and let us relate in Zion / The work of Jehovah our God.

Je 51:11Polish the arrows, Take up the shields.
Jehovah has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His purpose is against Babylon, to destroy her; for this is the vengeance of Jehovah, the vengeance for His temple.

Je 51:12Lift up a standard against the walls of Babylon; / Make the watch strong. / Set the watchmen; / Prepare the ambushers; / For Jehovah has both purposed and done / What He spoke against the inhabitants of Babylon.

Je 51:13O you who dwell by many waters, / Abundant in treasures, / Your end has come, / The measure of your unjust gain.

Je 51:14Jehovah of hosts has sworn by Himself, / I will surely fill you with men like locusts, / And they will raise a shout of victory over you.

Je 51:15It is He who made the earth by His power, / Who established the world by His wisdom, / And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.

Je 51:16When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, / And He causes the vapors to rise from the ends of the earth; / He makes lightning for the rain / And brings forth wind from His treasuries.

Je 51:17Every man is stupid, without knowledge; / Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idol; / For his molten image is falsehood, / And there is no breath in them.

Je 51:18They are vanity, the work of delusion; / At the time of their punishment they will perish.

Je 51:19The Portion of Jacob is not like these; / For He is the One who formed everything, / And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; / Jehovah of hosts is His name.

Je 51:20He says, You are My hammer, / My weapons of war; / And with you I will shatter nations, / And with you I will destroy kingdoms,

Je 51:21And with you I will shatter the horse and his rider, / And with you I will shatter the chariot and its rider,

Je 51:22And with you I will shatter man and woman, / And with you I will shatter old man and young, / And with you I will shatter young man and virgin,

Je 51:23And with you I will shatter the shepherd and his flock, / And with you I will shatter the farmer and his yoke of oxen, / And with you I will shatter governors and officials.

Je 51:24And I will repay Babylon / And all the inhabitants of Chaldea / With all their evil which they have done / In Zion before your eyes, declares Jehovah.

Je 51:25Indeed, I am against you, O mountain of destruction, / Declares Jehovah, / Which destroys the whole earth; / And I will stretch out My hand upon you / And roll you down from the rocks / And make you a burning mountain.

Je 51:26And they will not take from you a stone for the corner / Or a stone for the foundations; / For you will be an eternal desolation, declares Jehovah.

Je 51:27Lift up a standard in the land; / Blow a trumpet among the nations; / Prepare the nations against her; / Summon against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz; / Appoint an officer against her; / Bring up the horses like terrifying locusts.

Je 51:28Prepare the nations against her, / The kings of the Medes, / Their governors and all their officials, / And all the land of their dominion.

Je 51:29And the land trembles and writhes, / For the purposes of Jehovah against Babylon stand, / To make the land of Babylon a waste, / Without inhabitant.

Je 51:30The mighty men of Babylon have ceased fighting; / They remain in strongholds; / Their might has failed; they have become like women. / Her dwellings are on fire; her bars are broken.

Je 51:31Runner runs to meet runner, / And messenger to meet messenger, / To announce to the king of Babylon / That his city has been captured from end to end.

Je 51:32And the crossing places have been seized, / And they burn the marshes with fire, / And the men of war are terrified.

Je 51:33For thus says Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, / The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor / At the time when it is trodden; / Yet a little while and the time of harvest will come to her.

Je 51:34Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me; / He has crushed me; / He has made me an empty vessel; / He has swallowed me up like a dragon; / He has filled his stomach with my delicacies; / He has washed me out.

Je 51:35The violence done to me and my flesh be on Babylon! / The inhabitant of Zion will say; / And my blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea! / Jerusalem will say.

Je 51:36Therefore thus says Jehovah, / I will indeed plead your cause / And execute vengeance for you; / And I will dry up her sea / And make her fountain dry.

Je 51:37And Babylon will become a heap of ruins, / A habitation of jackals, / An astonishment and a hissing, / Without inhabitant.

Je 51:38They will roar together like young lions; / They will growl like lions’ whelps.

Je 51:39When they are inflamed, I will set out their drink; / And I will make them drunk, that they may be merry / And sleep an eternal sleep / And not wake up, declares Jehovah.

Je 51:40And I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, / Like rams with male goats.

Je 51:41How Sheshach has been captured, / And the praise of all the earth seized! / How Babylon has become an astonishment / Among the nations!

Je 51:42The sea has come up over Babylon; / She is covered with the multitude of its waves.

Je 51:43Her cities have become a waste, / A dry land and a desert, / A land in which no one dwells, / Through which no person passes.

Je 51:44And I will punish Bel in Babylon / And bring what he has swallowed out of his mouth; / And the nations will not stream unto him any longer; / Even the wall of Babylon will fall down.

Je 51:45Come out from the midst of her, My people, / And let each man save his life / From the burning anger of Jehovah.

Je 51:46And lest your heart faint / And you become afraid at the report that will be heard in the land — / For the report will come in one year; / And after that a report in another year / And violence in the earth, / Ruler against ruler —

Je 51:47Therefore indeed, days are coming, / When I will punish the idols of Babylon; / And her whole land will be put to shame, / And all her slain will fall in her midst.

Je 51:48And the heavens and the earth and all which is in them / Will give a ringing shout over Babylon; / For out of the north the destroyers will come against her, / Declares Jehovah.

Je 51:49Babylon is also to fall for the slain of Israel, / As the slain of all the earth have fallen for Babylon.

Je 51:50You who have escaped the sword, / Go and do not stand still; / Remember Jehovah from afar, / And let Jerusalem come up in your heart.

Je 51:51We have been put to shame, for we have heard reproach; / Disgrace has covered our faces; / For strangers have come / Into the holy places of the house of Jehovah.

Je 51:52Therefore indeed, days are coming, / Declares Jehovah, / When I will punish her idols, / And throughout her land the wounded will groan.

Je 51:53Though Babylon mount up to the heavens, / And though she fortify the height of her strength, / Destroyers will come from Me to her, / Declares Jehovah.

Je 51:54The sound of a cry from Babylon, / And great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!

Je 51:55For Jehovah is destroying Babylon, / And He will cause the loud voice to perish from her. / And their waves roar like many waters; / The noise of their voice is raised.

Je 51:56For a destroyer has come upon her, upon Babylon, / And her mighty men are taken captive; / Their bows are broken into pieces; / For Jehovah is a God of recompense; / He will repay in full.

Je 51:57And I will make her princes and her wise men drunk, / Her governors and her officials and her mighty men; / And they will sleep an eternal sleep / And not wake up, declares the King, / Whose name is Jehovah of hosts.

Je 51:58Thus says Jehovah of hosts, / The broad walls of Babylon will be utterly laid bare; / Her high gates will be burned with fire. / So the peoples will have labored in vain; / And the nations, only for fire; and they will have wearied themselves.

Je 51:59The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. (Now Seraiah was quartermaster.)

Je 51:60And Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that would come on Babylon, even all these words that are written concerning Babylon.

Je 51:61And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, see that you read all these words;

Je 51:62And say, O Jehovah, You have spoken concerning this place, to cut it off, so that nothing should dwell in it, neither man nor animal, for it will be an eternal desolation.

Je 51:63And as soon as you have finished reading this book, you shall bind a stone to it and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates,

Je 51:64And say, Thus Babylon will sink and will not rise up because of the evil which I will bring upon it, and they will weary themselves. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

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