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Jeremiah 51

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1 Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will raise My opponents who dwell among Babylon and among them.
2 And I will send believers to Babylon, and they will scatter him, and devastate his land; for on the day of disaster they will attack him from all sides.
3 Let the Sagittarius strain the bow against the straining [bow] and upon his great armor; and do not spare his young men, destroy all his army.
4 Let the afflicted fall on the land of the Chaldeans, and the pierced ones on its roads.
5 For Israel and Judah did not widow from His God, the Lord of hosts; although their land is full of sins before the Holy Israel.
6 Flee from the midst of Babylon and save every soul, so as not to perish from its iniquity, for this is the time of vengeance from the Lord, He gives him a recompense.
7 Babylon was a golden cup in the hand of the Lord, intoxicating the whole earth; the nations drank wine from it and went wild.
eight Babylon suddenly fell and crashed; sob about him, take a balm for his wounds: maybe he will heal.
nine We healed Babylon, but were not healed; leave him, and let us each go to his own land, because the judgment on him reached heaven and rose to the clouds.
ten The Lord brought forth our truth; let us go and declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God.
eleven Cut arrows, fill quivers; The Lord aroused the spirit of the kings of Medes, because He has an intention against Babylon to destroy him, for this is the vengeance of the Lord, revenge for his temple.
12 Against the walls of Babylon, raise a banner, strengthen supervision, place watchmen, prepare ambushes, for, as the Lord thought, he will do so that he uttered the inhabitants of Babylon.
13 Oh, you who live in the great waters, replete with treasures! your end has come, a measure of your greed.
fourteen The Lord of hosts swore by himself: verily I say that I will fill you with people as a locust, and they will raise a cry against you.
fifteen He created the earth by His power, established the universe by His wisdom and His mind spread out the heavens.
16 According to His voice, the waters in the heavens rustle, and He raises clouds from the ends of the earth, creates lightning in the rain and draws the wind out of His storehouses.
17 Every man is mad in his knowledge, every smelter shame himself with his idol, for his idol is a lie, and there is no spirit in him.
18 This is perfect emptiness, a matter of delusion; during their visit they will disappear.
19 Jacob’s share is not like them, for [His God] is the Creator of everything, and [Israel] is the rod of His inheritance, His name is the Lord of hosts.
20 You are with Me - a hammer, a weapon of war; with you I have defeated the nations, and with you have destroyed the kingdoms;
21 You struck the horse and his rider, and thee struck the chariot and her charioteer;
22 with you you struck a husband and a wife, with you you struck both the old and the young, with you you struck both a young man and a damsel;
23 and with you the slaughter of the shepherd and his flock struck with thee both the farmer and his working cattle, thee also defeated the governors and city governors.
24 And I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all the evil that they did in Zion in your eyes, says the Lord.
25 Behold, I am against you, a destructive mountain, says the Lord, ruining the whole earth, and I will stretch out My hand upon you, and bring you down from the rocks, and I will make you a mountain burnt.
26 And they will not take from you a stone for corners or a stone for foundation, but you will forever be a desolation, says the Lord.
27 Raise the flag on the earth, blow a pipe among the nations, arm the nations against it, convene the kingdoms of Ararat, Minis and Askenaz on it, place the leader against it, guide the horses like a terrible locust.
28 Arm against him the nations, the kings of Medes, her governors and all her city rulers, and all the land subject to her.
29th The earth is shaking and trembling, for the Lord’s intentions are being fulfilled over Babylon to make the land of Babylon a desert, without inhabitants.
thirty Strong Babylonian ceased to fight, sitting in their fortifications; their strength was exhausted, they became like women, their dwellings were burned, their gates were crushed.
31 A messenger runs to meet a messenger, and a messenger to meet a messenger to announce to the king of Babylon that his city was taken from all over,
32 and the fords are captured, and the fences burned by fire, and the soldiers are struck by fear.
33 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: the daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor during threshing on it; a little more, and the time will come for her harvest.
34 Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon devoured me and gnawed me; made me an empty vessel; consumed me like a dragon; filled my belly with my sweets, cast me out.
35 My resentment and my flesh are on Babylon, the inhabitant of Zion will say, and my blood is on the inhabitants of Chaldea, Jerusalem will say.
36 Therefore, thus says the Lord: Behold, I will enter into your work and avenge you, and dry up his sea, and dry up its canals.
37 And Babylon will be a pile of ruins, a habitation of jackals, horror and ridicule, without inhabitants.
38 Like lions they all roar, and roar like lion puppies.
39 During their agitation, I will make a feast for them and I will make them drink so that they might have fun and fall asleep forever, and not be awakened, says the Lord.
40 I will bring them like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with goats.
41 How was Sesach taken, and the glory of the whole earth conquered! How did Babylon become a terror among nations!
42 Rushed to the Babylon sea; he is covered with many waves of it.
43 His cities became empty, dry land, steppe, land where no man lives and where the son of man does not pass.
44 And I will visit Vila in Babylon, and I will pluck out what he has swallowed by him, and the nations will no longer flock to him, even the walls of Babylon will fall.
45 Come out of his midst, My people, and save every soul from the fiery wrath of the Lord.
46 May your heart not weaken, and do not be afraid of the hearing that will be heard on the earth; hearing will come in [one] year, and then in [another] year, and on earth [there will be] violence, the lord [will rise] to the lord.
47 Therefore, behold, the days come when I will visit the idols of Babylon, and all his land will be put to shame, and all those afflicted by it will fall among him.
48 And heaven and earth and all that is upon them will triumph over Babylon; for devastators will come to him from the north, saith the Lord.
49 As Babylon defeated the defeated Israelites, so in Babylon the defeated all over the country will be defeated.
50 Saved from the sword, go away, do not stop, remember from afar the Lord, and may Jerusalem come to your heart.
51 We were ashamed when we heard a curse: dishonor covered our faces when strangers came to the sanctuary of the house of the Lord.
52 For then, the days come, says the Lord, when I visit his idols, and the wounded will groan throughout his land.
53 At least Babylon has risen to heaven, and at least at the height it has strengthened its stronghold; [but] devastators will come from me to him, says the Lord.
54 [Rushing] the roar of a cry from Babylon and the great destruction - from the land of the Chaldeans,
55 for the Lord will devastate Babylon and put an end to the proud voice in it. Their waves will rustle like great waters, their noisy voice will be heard.
56 For the devastator will come upon him, to Babylon, and his warriors will be taken, their bows will be broken; for the Lord, the God of retribution, will render retribution.
57 And his princes and his sages, his governors, and his city governors, and his soldiers, were drunk with drink, and fell asleep forever, and did not awake, says the King - the Lord of hosts is His name.
58 Thus says the Lord of hosts: the thick walls of Babylon will be destroyed to the ground, and its high gates will be burned with fire; so the nations worked in vain, and the tribes tormented themselves for fire.

59 The word that the prophet Jeremiah commanded Seraiah, the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went to Babylon with Zedekiah king of Judah in the fourth year of his reign; Seraiah was the chief messenger.
60 Jeremiah wrote in one book all the calamities that were supposed to come to Babylon, all these speeches written in Babylon.
61 And Jeremiah Seraiah said: when you come to Babylon, then look, read all these speeches,
62 and say: `` Lord! You have spoken of this place that you will destroy it in such a way that there will be no man or cattle in it, but it will be an eternal wilderness. ”
63 And when you finish reading this book, tie a stone to it and throw it in the middle of the Euphrates,
64 and say: `` Babylon will plunge in this way and will not arise from that disaster that I will bring upon it, and they will be completely exhausted. '' Until now, the speech of Jeremiah.

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