The wordH1697 that the LORDH3068 spokeH1696 againstH413 BabylonH894 and againstH413 the landH776 of the ChaldeansH3778 by JeremiahH3414 the prophet.H5030
DeclareH5046 you among the nations,H1471 and publish,H8085 and setH5375 up a standard;H5251 publish,H8085 and concealH3582 not: say,H559 BabylonH894 is taken,H3920 BelH1078 is confounded,H3001 MerodachH4781 is brokenH2844 in pieces; her idolsH6091 are confounded,H3001 her imagesH1544 are brokenH2865 in pieces.
For out of the northH6828 there comesH5927 up a nationH1471 againstH5921 her, whichH1931 shall makeH7896 her landH776 desolate,H8047 and noneH3808 shall dwellH3427 therein: they shall remove,H5110 they shall depart,H1980 both manH120 and beast.H929
In thoseH1992 days,H3117 and in that time,H6256 saidH5002 the LORD,H3068 the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 shall come,H935 they and the childrenH1121 of JudahH3063 together,H3162 goingH1980 and weeping:H1058 they shall go,H3212 and seekH1245 the LORDH3068 their God.H430
They shall askH7592 the wayH1870 to ZionH6726 with their facesH6440 thitherward,H2008 saying, Come,H935 and let us joinH3867 ourselves to the LORDH3068 in a perpetualH5769 covenantH1285 that shall not be forgotten.H7911
My peopleH5971 has beenH1961 lostH6 sheep:H6629 their shepherdsH7462 have caused them to goH8582 astray,H8582 they have turnedH7725 them away on the mountains:H2022 they have goneH1980 from mountainH2022 to hill,H1389 they have forgottenH7911 their resting place.H7258
AllH3605 that foundH4672 them have devouredH398 them: and their adversariesH6862 said,H559 We offendH816 not, becauseH8471 H834 they have sinnedH2398 against the LORD,H3068 the habitationH5116 of justice,H6664 even the LORD,H3068 the hopeH4723 of their fathers.H1
RemoveH5110 out of the middleH8432 of Babylon,H894 and goH3318 forthH3318 out of the landH776 of the Chaldeans,H3778 and be as the he goatsH6260 beforeH6440 the flocks.H6629
For, see,H2009 I will raiseH5782 and cause to comeH5927 up againstH5921 BabylonH894 an assemblyH6951 of greatH1419 nationsH1471 from the northH6828 country:H776 and they shall set themselves in arrayH6186 against her; from thereH8033 she shall be taken:H3920 their arrowsH2671 shall be as of a mightyH1368 expertH7919 man; noneH3808 shall returnH7725 in vain.H7387
And ChaldeaH3778 shall be a spoil:H7998 allH3605 that spoilH7998 her shall be satisfied,H7646 saidH5002 the LORD.H3068
BecauseH3588 you were glad,H8056 becauseH3588 you rejoiced,H5937 O you destroyersH8154 of my heritage,H5159 becauseH3588 you are grownH6335 fatH6335 as the heiferH5697 at grass,H1877 and bellowH6670 as bulls;H47
Your motherH517 shall be soreH3966 confounded;H954 she that boreH3205 you shall be ashamed:H2659 behold,H2009 the lastH319 of the nationsH1471 shall be a wilderness,H4057 a dryH6723 land, and a desert.H6160
Because of the wrathH7110 of the LORDH3068 it shall not be inhabited,H3427 but it shall be whollyH3605 desolate:H8077 everyH3605 one that goesH5674 by BabylonH894 shall be astonished,H8074 and hissH8319 atH5921 allH3605 her plagues.H4347
Put yourselves in arrayH6186 againstH5921 BabylonH894 roundH5439 about: allH3605 you that bendH1869 the bow,H7198 shootH3034 atH413 her, spareH2550 noH408 arrows:H2671 for she has sinnedH2398 against the LORD.H3068
ShoutH7321 againstH5921 her roundH5439 about: she has givenH5414 her hand:H3027 her foundationsH803 are fallen,H5307 her wallsH2346 are thrownH2040 down:H2040 for it is the vengeanceH5360 of the LORD:H3068 take vengeanceH5358 on her; as she has done,H6213 doH6213 to her.
CutH3772 off the sowerH2232 from Babylon,H894 and him that handlesH8610 the sickleH4038 in the timeH6256 of harvest:H7105 for fearH6440 of the oppressingH3238 swordH2719 they shall turnH6437 everyH376 oneH376 to his people,H5971 and they shall fleeH5127 everyH376 oneH376 to his own land.H776
IsraelH3478 is a scatteredH6340 sheep;H7716 the lionsH738 have drivenH5080 him away: firstH7223 the kingH4428 of AssyriaH804 has devouredH398 him; and lastH314 thisH2088 NebuchadrezzarH5019 kingH4428 of BabylonH894 has brokenH6105 his bones.H6106
ThereforeH5921 H3651 thusH3541 saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts,H6635 the GodH430 of Israel;H3478 Behold,H2005 I will punishH6485 the kingH4428 of BabylonH894 and his land,H776 as I have punishedH6485 the kingH4428 of Assyria.H804
And I will bringH7725 IsraelH3478 againH7725 to his habitation,H5116 and he shall feedH7462 on CarmelH3760 and Bashan,H1316 and his soulH5315 shall be satisfiedH7646 on mountH2022 EphraimH669 and Gilead.H1568
In thoseH1992 days,H3117 and in that time,H6256 saidH5002 the LORD,H3068 the iniquityH5771 of IsraelH3478 shall be soughtH1245 for, and there shall be none;H369 and the sinsH2403 of Judah,H3063 and they shall not be found:H4672 for I will pardonH5545 them whomH834 I reserve.H7604
GoH5927 up againstH5921 the landH776 of Merathaim,H4850 even againstH5921 it, and againstH413 the inhabitantsH3427 of Pekod:H6489 wasteH2717 and utterly destroyH2763 afterH310 them, saidH5002 the LORD,H3068 and doH6213 according to allH3605 that I have commandedH6680 you.
A soundH6963 of battleH4421 is in the land,H776 and of greatH1419 destruction.H7667
HowH349 is the hammerH6360 of the wholeH3605 earthH776 cutH1438 asunder and broken!H7665 howH349 is BabylonH894 becomeH1961 a desolationH8047 among the nations!H1471
I have laid a snareH3369 for you, and you are alsoH1571 taken,H3920 O Babylon,H894 and you were not aware:H3045 you are found,H4672 and alsoH1571 caught,H8610 becauseH3588 you have strivenH1624 against the LORD.H3068
The LORDH3068 has openedH6605 his armory,H214 and has broughtH3318 forthH3318 the weaponsH3627 of his indignation:H2195 for thisH1931 is the workH4399 of the LordH136 GODH3069 of hostsH6635 in the landH776 of the Chaldeans.H3778
ComeH935 against her from the utmostH7093 border,H7093 openH6605 her storehouses:H3965 castH5549 her up as heaps,H6194 and destroyH2763 her utterly: let nothingH408 of her be left.H7611
SlayH2717 allH3605 her bullocks;H6499 let them goH3381 downH3381 to the slaughter:H2874 woeH1945 to them! for their dayH3117 is come,H935 the timeH6256 of their visitation.H6486
The voiceH6963 of them that fleeH5127 and escapeH6412 out of the landH776 of Babylon,H894 to declareH5046 in ZionH6726 the vengeanceH5360 of the LORDH3068 our God,H430 the vengeanceH5360 of his temple.H1964
CallH8085 together the archersH7228 againstH413 Babylon:H894 allH3605 you that bendH1869 the bow,H7198 campH2583 againstH5921 it roundH5439 about; let noneH408 thereof escape:H6413 recompenseH7999 her according to her work;H6467 according to allH3605 that she has done,H6213 doH6213 to her: for she has been proudH2102 againstH413 the LORD,H3068 againstH413 the HolyH6944 One of Israel.H3478
ThereforeH5921 H3651 shall her youngH970 men fallH5307 in the streets,H7339 and allH3605 her menH582 of warH4421 shall be cutH1826 off in that day,H3117 saidH5002 the LORD.H3068
Behold,H2005 I am againstH413 you, O you most proud,H2087 saidH5002 the LordH136 GODH3069 of hosts:H6635 for your dayH3117 is come,H935 the timeH6256 that I will visitH6485 you.
And the most proudH2087 shall stumbleH3782 and fall,H5307 and noneH369 shall raiseH6965 him up: and I will kindleH3341 a fireH784 in his cities,H5892 and it shall devourH398 allH3605 roundH5439 about him.
ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORDH3068 of hosts;H6635 The childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 and the childrenH1121 of JudahH3063 were oppressedH6231 together:H3162 and allH3605 that took them captivesH7617 heldH2388 them fast; they refusedH3985 to let them go.H7971
Their RedeemerH1350 is strong;H2389 the LORDH3068 of hostsH6635 is his name:H8034 he shall thoroughly pleadH7378 their cause,H7379 that he may give restH7280 to the land,H776 and disquietH7264 the inhabitantsH3427 of Babylon.H894
A swordH2719 is on the Chaldeans,H3778 saidH5002 the LORD,H3068 and on the inhabitantsH3427 of Babylon,H894 and on her princes,H8269 and on her wiseH2450 men.
A swordH2719 is on the liars;H907 and they shall dote:H2973 a swordH2719 is on her mightyH1368 men; and they shall be dismayed.H2865
A swordH2719 is on their horses,H5483 and on their chariots,H7393 and on allH3605 the mingledH6154 people that are in the middleH8432 of her; and they shall becomeH1961 as women:H802 a swordH2719 is on her treasures;H214 and they shall be robbed.H962
A droughtH2721 is on her waters;H4325 and they shall be driedH3001 up: for it is the landH776 of gravenH6456 images, and they are madH1984 on their idols.H367
ThereforeH5921 H3651 the wildH6728 beastsH6728 of the desertH6728 with the wildH338 beastsH338 of the islandsH339 shall dwellH3427 there, and the owlsH1323 H3284 shall dwellH3427 therein: and it shall be noH3808 moreH5750 inhabitedH3427 for ever;H5331 neitherH3808 shall it be dwelledH7931 in from generationH1755 to generation.H1755
As GodH430 overthrewH4114 SodomH5467 and GomorrahH6017 and the neighborH7934 cities thereof, saidH5002 the LORD;H3068 so shall noH3808 manH376 abideH3427 there,H8033 neitherH3808 shall any sonH1121 of manH120 dwellH1481 therein.
Behold,H2009 a peopleH5971 shall comeH935 from the north,H6828 and a greatH1419 nation,H1471 and manyH7227 kingsH4428 shall be raisedH5782 up from the coastsH3411 of the earth.H776
They shall holdH2388 the bowH7198 and the lance:H3591 they are cruel,H394 and will not show mercy:H7355 their voiceH6963 shall roarH1993 like the sea,H3220 and they shall rideH7392 on horses,H5483 every one put in array,H6186 like a manH376 to the battle,H4421 againstH5921 you, O daughterH1323 of Babylon.H894
The kingH4428 of BabylonH894 has heardH8085 the reportH8088 of them, and his handsH3027 waxed feeble:H7503 anguishH6869 took holdH2388 of him, and pangsH2427 as of a woman in travail.H3205
Behold,H2009 he shall comeH5927 up like a lionH738 from the swellingH1347 of JordanH3383 to the habitationH5116 of the strong:H386 but I will make them suddenlyH7280 runH7323 away from her: and whoH4310 is a chosenH970 man, that I may appointH6485 overH413 her? for whoH4310 is likeH3644 me? and whoH4310 will appointH3259 me the time? and whoH4310 is that shepherdH7462 that will standH5975 beforeH6440 me?
ThereforeH5921 H3651 hearH8085 you the counselH6098 of the LORD,H3068 that he has takenH3289 againstH413 Babylon;H894 and his purposes,H4284 that he has purposedH2803 againstH413 the landH776 of the Chaldeans:H3778 SurelyH518 H3808 the leastH6810 of the flockH6629 shall drawH5498 them out: surelyH518 H3808 he shall make their habitationH5116 desolateH8074 with them.
At the noiseH6963 of the takingH8610 of BabylonH894 the earthH776 is moved,H7493 and the cryH2201 is heardH8085 among the nations.H1471